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Scala Developer (Will Train on Scala/Akka)

Req Id:  2824
Job Location: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what they’ve earned and ensure it lasts. We are built on a foundation of experience and knowledge, which allows us to keep our promises and provide the value they deserve.


At Brighthouse Financial, we’re fostering a culture where diverse backgrounds and experiences are celebrated, and different ideas are heard and respected. We believe that by creating an inclusive workplace, we’re better able to attract and retain our talent, provide valuable solutions that meet the needs of our advisors and their clients, and deliver on our mission of helping more people achieve financial security. We’re seeking passionate, high-performing team member to join us. Sound like you? Read on. 


How This Role Contributes to Brighthouse Financial:

The Software Engineer (SE) is a key role in development of the variable and fixed annuity asset liability management (VA ALM) technology platform in Brighthouse Financial. This individual will be part of the team involved in development, integration and implementation of the VA ALM future state platform, be passionate about driving technical consensus within the Brighthouse and vendor teams and influence the team leaders and stakeholders to meet the business objectives. Needs to be intuitive and able to anticipate future needs and issues and be excited by the challenge of working in a new and complex space.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for custom development, integration and implementation activities in VA ALM and other highly complex projects
  • Experienced in Akka and Scala based domain driven design and reactive microservices to model complex VA ALM business processes
  • Actively troubleshoot any issues that arise during testing and production
  • Test system integrity, implement designs, applications and other processes related to infrastructure, making improvements as needed
  • Stay current with industry trends and source new ways for our technologies to improve
  • Ability to navigate the organization, influence decision makers and win trust as a key partner to business, technology and vendor teams


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • A proven track record for 5+ years of developing critical large-scale solutions with a broad range of exposure to business units is required
  • On the job training with Akka, Scala and Java
  • Experience in distributed computing, actor model and large-scale event-based programming, and resolution of large-scale business problems using reactive microservices required
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize deep technology expertise and hands on programming skills is required
  • Experience with Agile (Scrum or Kanban) is necessary
  • Prior experience and knowledge of Capital Markets and/or VA ALM business processes is nice to have
  • Ability to successfully interface and partner with all roles of technical solution stand up projects and programs
  • Self-driven ability to understand, uncover, resolve and recommend options to solve complex production issues
  • Experience with Openshift, AWS, Azure and Nix (MacOS, Unix) platforms are nice to have
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes, ProtoBuf and gRPC is nice to have
  • Experience with Mongo, Cassandra and Postgres databases would be very helpful


Our Benefits:

  • Time Off: Minimum of 20 days of paid time off and 13 paid company holidays per full calendar year, plus paid volunteer time
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan with up to a 6% annual match and 3% annual company nondiscretionary contribution of eligible compensation, annual incentive plan, and employee stock purchase plan
  • Family Focus: Up to 16 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, and adoption and surrogacy assistance
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with potential company contributions up to $1,000 per family
  • Wellness Programs: Wellness incentive platform, employee assistance program, financial counseling services, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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