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Director-Program Management

Cary, NC
**Job Location:** United States : North Carolina : Cary

Do you love leading initiatives that directly impact the customer experience? Do you want to drive high-visibility programs?

We are seeking a Director, Program Management to join MetLifes Digitization initiative team. You will be a key member of the Program Management team, owning and executing key projects for MetLife's most exciting initiative. Your role will focus on the digital program delivery and expansion activities along with continuous improvement. You will have a consistent record of complex project delivery, from inception and design through implementation, measurement, closure and handover as well as analyzing cost/benefit of feature selection.

**Your Responsibilities**

+ Oversee a highly complex program; coordinate the management of multiple related projects with end-to-end programs strategy and roadmap

+ Drive and own the successful completion of commits and milestone reviews

+ Champion process, productivity, and tooling improvements

+ Assess risks and develop contingency plans

+ Communicate and manage goals, roles, responsibilities, and desired outcomes

+ Interface with all departments to ensure relevant areas are engaged in time to develop deliverables within their area to support project deliverables

+ Support partner teams to refine processes and increase efficiency in line with program objectives

+ Make appropriate trade-offs to optimize time-to-market in consultation with business partners

+ Develop change processes associated with program roll out and ongoing support

+ Track delivery against program objectives and implement proposals to improve program services

+ Lead cross-functional project team in the development of the program plan. Understand the deliverables of all functional areas

+ Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, make tradeoffs, and balance business needs vs. technical

+ Provide guidance and oversight to the project managers within the program to monitor cost, schedule, and technical performance of projects, while working to ensure success of the program

**Minimum Qualifications**

+ Masters Degree with MBA/equivalent experience

+ Program Management Certification or PRINCE2 /PMP Certification with relevant experience

+ Experience in process improvement using methods like Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma

+ 10+ years overall experience, including 5+ years in program management of large complex software projects with aggressive schedules: from identification of needs to execution of detailed program plans.

+ 6+ years of broad experience in Information technologies, specifically application development

+ Must be a good written communicator.

+ Must be able to design effective PowerPoint slides to communicate complex material to executive audiences

+ Ability to work as a team member and lead team efforts in a cross-functional matrix team organization.

+ Excellent grasp of software development life-cycle and software engineering methodologies.

+ Good understanding of industry-standard SW Quality measurements, techniques and methodologies

+ Ability to be successful in an unstructured and fast paced team environment and work independently with light supervision

+ Proven record of innovation and technical thought leadership with excellent business acumen. Exercises good judgment in both technology and business situations.

+ Strong analytical and organizational skills. Able to manage and prioritize large number of commitments

+ Hands on experience with Clarity, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel and Visio

**Tech Stack: (Desired knowledge)**

+ Experience designing, implementing, and supporting a large-scale customer-facing web based and backend applications.

+ Experience with distributed architecture, SOA, microservices and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

+ Exposure to Cloud and Big Data

+ In-depth knowledge of object-oriented concepts, programming, and systems design

+ Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms and designing for performance and scale.

+ Experience with a broad mix of technologies including a subset of:

+ Java 1.8

+ Mongo

+ Groovy

+ Netflix OSS

+ Microservices

+ Azure

+ Docker

+ Node.js, react.js

+ Java script

**_At MetLife, were leading the global transformation of an industry weve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, were 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.

**For immediate consideration, click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to complete an on-line profile. Upon completion, you will receive an automated confirmation email verifying you have successfully applied to the job.**

Requisition #: 90141


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