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AVP, Product Development - HR Data Engineering

Company: MetLife
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Position: AVP, Product Development- HR Data Engineering

Job Location: Cary, North Carolina


This is an integral leadership role within MetLife's Corporate Systems Technology organization. Specifically, this role supports HR Technology and the Employee Experience organization which touches every employee of MetLife. This is an exciting time to join the Corporate Systems Techonlogy organization, as we collaborate with our business leaders and look to continue to transform MetLife's Employees Experience.

The Employee Experience team consists of several technology focused teams and a large data integration team. This role will lead the data integration team. The data integration team is responsible of several hundred internal and external interfaces (largely with HR applications) and underlying data platforms that enable the integrations. The role will work hand in hand with the technology teams and build a strategy for a common data lake for employee HR data. Provide direction on how integrations are built in secure and consistent manner. Beyond integrations, the strategy will include how to leverage data for better insights and decision making. Building a Business Intelligence strategy by leveraging the data from employee experience technology platforms. At this state, most of data is from employee data coming from various HRIS applications, however the data lake and integration methodology should be scalable beyond HR data needs.

The Role :

In this role, the selected canddiate will lead product teams delivering Data and API/microservice based solutions. The candidate will leverage their experience and knowledge of enterprise data and integration technologies, patterns, cloud architectures, software engineering, cyber security and organizational leadership. As a leader, you will be responsible for delivering on transformational initiatives including cloud migrations, batch to APIS, DevOps enablement and application modernization, working collaboratively with enterprise partners.

The candidate will work closely with senior leaders, business and internal technology partners, establishing a portfolio and solution roadmap for the products and ensuring successful delivery through an agile delivery model. In addition, this people leadership role will be responsible building effective teams, driving engagement and developing our talent. Ideal candidate should be visionary interms of building an enterprise level data architecture for future, while delivering operational excellence in all existing data related projects.This is a key role for the organization in order to enhance secure HR data, enhance integration capabilities and further build business intelligence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full people management responsibility for direct product team including hiring, promotions, performance, career, training & development and engagement
  • Partners and Influences business with emerging technology trends and capabilities that align to Product portfolio
  • Understand HR data needs, proactive structure data lake architecture and solution to meet those needs
  • Drive direction for HR data architecture in data lake, provide direction to data transformation needed for Business intelligence purposes
  • Deep understanding of the business' way of working to solve challenges by leveraging technology
  • Lead teams in the development and maintenance of an E2E IT solution that supports a portfolio of products primarily in HR, including the creation and implementation of technology roadmap and management of technical debt
  • Partners with Audit, Application Security and Architecture to plan through potential risks associated with product and/or processes
  • Responsible for translating platform vision into work generated by multiple Agile teams in order to ensure the platform meets the defined goals and vision
  • Leads and organizes demos of up and coming technologies that can delivery values to the business.
  • Lead product software delivery through continuous focus on software development and maintenance metrics and KPIs
  • Manage the team budget including maintenance, infrastructure and annual discretionary portfolio of projects with product owners. Also responsible for IT Vendor relationships and contracts
  • Matrix management responsibility for cross functional team members aligned to product team Key Relationships:
    • Reports to: VP, Employee Experience
    • Direct reports/team: Direct Span: 6; Total Employee Org: 20
    • Key Stakeholders: HRIS, People Analytics, HRIT , Microsoft Azure team, Data & Analytics Teams Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
      • Undergraduate degree required, MBA or other advanced degree preferred
      • 15+ years of Software Architecture and/or Engineering experience delivering complex enterprise solutions in web, mobile, integration and/or data domains
      • Strong working knowledge of Application and Data Architecture
      • Strong understanding of HR Data governance, HR data risk in global setting including knowledge of international data privacy laws e.g. GDPR
      • Experience in People (Workforce) Analytics, HR Data expertise, ability to drive insights from data is critical
      • Experience with large scale HR data from several different ERP systems
      • Expertise in Azzure Data lake environment is required
      • Working knowledge of Oracle HCM is required
      • Working knowledge of enterprise integration technologies and patterns such as APIS, SOA, Service Bus, Publish/Subscribe, Event based architectures and/or SFTP/FTPS
      • Experience designing and engineering data solutions, including Big Data, Data Warehousing, Transactional processing, and Data analytics
      • Experience delivering solutions using Microservice based architecture leveraging docker containers and orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes or Docker Swarm Preferred Experience and Technical Skills:
        • Experience working in and/or certification in SAFE Agile model
        • Azure cloud experience and/or certification(s)
          • Experience delivering complex IT solutions in a large, matrixed corporate environment
          • 10-15 years of experience within a HR Data domain
            • Accomplished change management leader, able to operate effectively in a highly matrix environment. MetLife Success Principles
              • Experiment with Confidence - Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
              • Act with Urgency - Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
              • Seek Diverse Perspectives - Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
              • Seize Opportunity - Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
              • Champion Inclusion - Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
              • Create Alignment - Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
              • Take Responsibility - Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
              • Enable Solutions - Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
              • Deliver What Matters - Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments MetLife:

                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 help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

                We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."

                MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world. Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values.

                W e want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-.

                MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status . click apply for full job details

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