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Description and Requirements

Location: Cary & Virtual will be considered (EST Time Zone working hours) 

The Opportunity 

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Test Lead to join SBS (Small Business Solutions) ART team. The Test Lead will play a crucial role in multiple initiatives, ensuring the quality and reliability of SBS through effective test planning, test execution and defect management.


The ideal candidate will have prior experience in test delivery & management for complex programs that deliver iteratively, leveraging SAFe methodology. Additionally, he/she will have prior experience with enterprise product upgrades and/or cloud migration, showcasing a solid understanding of testing involved in successful upgrade / migration of applications & data in cloud environments.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand business objectives and develop test plans & strategies aligned with Agile / SAFe principles and methodologies. Define test objectives, scope, key deliverables considering sprint cycles, PI plans & release timelines.
  • Collaborate closely with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Architects and Development teams to analyze Backlog items / User Stories and ensure they are clear, testable and properly estimated.
  • Lead the planning and execution of all testing activities in scope, including functional, API & Integration, System, Data Migration, Compatibility and Acceptance tests. 
  • Ensure that test artifacts, including test plans, test suites, test results and defects are organized and up to date.
  • Monitor quality metrics to measure test coverage, test effectiveness and overall software quality.
  • Work with Test Automation team to maximize automation leverage in the projects.
  • Mentor testers on Agile testing practices and methodologies. Promote culture of learning and continuous improvement. 


What You Need to Succeed (Required Qualifications)
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Test Lead / Manager, with a minimum of 7 years in software testing in Agile or SAFe environments.
  • In-depth understanding of Agile principles and practices, including Scrum, Kanban, or SAFe.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing concepts and practices, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and, Platform as a Service (PaaS). Knowledge of various Azure offerings & services, including compute, containers, databases, migration etc. would be a huge plus.
  • Prior experience in at least one enterprise product upgrade or cloud migration project is a must. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate with geographically distributed cross-functional teams.
 What Can Give You an Edge (Additional Skills)
  • Awareness of Insurance domain business processes, including policy administration, claims processing, underwriting, billing & payments, is highly desirable.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g. SAFe, ISTQB, Insurance, Microsoft Azure Certifications).

The salary range for applicants for this position is $86,000-$110,000.
Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
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