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Scala Developer - Lead (Will train on Scala/Akka)

Company: Brighthouse Financial
Location: Morristown
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Scala Developer - Lead (Will train on Scala/Akka)

Req Id: 2714

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 Senior Principal Software Engineer 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 play a leading role in the development, integration and implementation of the VA ALM future state platform, and be passionate about driving technical consensus within the Brighthouse and vendor teams and influence the key organizational stakeholders to meet the business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for custom development, integration and implementation activities in VA ALM and other highly complex projects
  • Utilize hands on programming expertise to drive consensus and provide oversight to the development team(s)
  • Subject matter expert in Akka and Scala based domain driven design and reactive microservices to model complex VA ALM business processes
  • Ability to navigate the organization, influence decision makers and win trust as a key partner to business, technology and vendor teams
  • Define strategic roadmap of technology in partnership with business, data and vendor teams
  • Serve as conduit between senior management and business partners, technology stakeholders and vendors
  • Drives recommendations into the annual strategic planning process, ensuring alignment to the strategic priorities

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • A proven track record for 10+ years of developing critical large-scale solutions with a broad range of exposure to business units is required
  • Extensive experience with Akka, Scala and Java
  • On-the-job training provided on Scala/Akka through Lightbend
  • Extensive 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 mentor, inspire and guide a technology team using 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 business issues with technology solutions
  • 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


Up to 25%

Number of Openings:


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

Job Segment: Liability, Developer, Java, Unix, Programmer, Insurance, Technology

Keywords: Brighthouse Financial, Newark , Scala Developer - Lead (Will train on Scala/Akka), Other , Morristown, New Jersey

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