Architect - Act 2

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Cary, North Carolina
  • Posted: March 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: 49081-en_US

Act2 is MetLife’s ten‐week paid internship program to help experienced professionals re‐enter the workforce after an extended break (18 months or more). At MetLife we know our success depends on attracting, developing and retaining a diverse mix of people who can bring different perspectives and life experiences to help us innovate for our customers and drive our business forward. This is an opportunity to reignite your professional career in a diverse, supportive and exciting environment.


All roles offered through Act2 are existing vacancies at MetLife, so you may have the opportunity to permanently join the team upon successful completion of the program. Reentering the workforce after an extended period of time can be daunting, but we believe in succeeding together and you will be surrounded by a network of leaders, mentors and colleagues to support your progress.


Job Location

Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition

The Solution Architect defines the system components, services, technologies, and design required to implement a solution that represents an intersection of elements from MetLife’s Business, Information, Application, and Technology architecture domains, and addresses a specific business opportunity or problem.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assists in creating, analyzing and review of assigned architecture domain or solution architecture
  • Focused on capability of an architecture domain or solution architecture
  • Assists application development resources in projects as assigned
  • Assists in creation and maintenance of related architecture artifacts
  • Collaborates with other architects to ensure integrity of assigned domain or solution
  • Learns and understands multiple information technologies
  • Assists in the development of horizontal solutions for projects
  • Assists application development teams in validating and implementing proposed solutions
  • Monitors and identifies trends in data usage and opportunities to reduce data redundancy
  • Reviews object and data models and the metadata repository to structure the data for better management and quicker access.


Essential Experience and Technical Skills

  • Broad general IT knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • 2+ years of IT experience
  • Effective interpersonal and consultative skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team player & teachable
  • Prefer:  Working knowledge of systems architecture concepts and principles; hands-on Programming and application development experience with any of the following: Cloud, Big Data, Java, .Net, C#, SOA, Mainframe; and/or demonstrated engineering aptitude



Less than 10%


Business Category

Group Technology – Enterprise Infrastructure & Architecture


Number of Openings



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 49081 

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