Solution Engineer


Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Jersey City, NJ, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


A career at New York Life offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation. It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of


New York Life Insurance (NYL) is seeking a highly talented, driven Solution Engineer to join our dynamic, high-performing team focused on modernizing the core of our insurance technology ecosystem.  The future-state vision includes a best-of-breed, cloud-based technology ecosystem incorporating core insurance platforms, sophisticated rules engines, predictive models, as well as machine learning and AI integrated with a consumer-facing digital experience layer.  The First Phase of our modernization is underway and targeted at eliminating points of friction in the Purchase Experience.  Fellow leaders in the Life Insurance industry are developing similar programs, while $2B a year is being invested in InsurTech startups to disrupt industry leaders, intensifying the urgency of rapid innovation for incumbents.


NYL is uniquely positioned for success as we embark on this modernization journey thanks to our significant strategic advantage in insurance expertise and deep financial resources attributed to our 175-year history and AAA rating.   We are looking for a solution engineer who possesses the right combination of technical savvy and drive to join the team with the vision, experience and commitment to transform the very core of an industry leading life insurer’s technology ecosystem.  


The solution engineer works with business analysts, testers and partners to execute against programs within the modernization roadmap in a collaborative cross-functional, matrixed delivery model.  This role requires a unique ability to dive deep to resolve complex technology challenges in the context of complex business processes and operational challenges.


If you are ready for a challenging solution engineering role in a fast-paced environment, on highly visible initiatives, this position is for you.  


Functional Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain software solutions primarily focusing on API and Identity integration.

• Interact with business analysts and clients to understand problems being addressed by the project.

• Review project requirements, assess, and estimate the necessary time-to-completion.

• Work with peers to carry out code reviews and unit testing of new development.

• Interact with other development teams to ensure a consistent approach to software development.

• Closely follow software development best practices.

• Communicate professionally and effectively to clients, management, and other departments


Required Skills:

• 7+ years of experience developing complex programs that span multiple IT & business functional domains

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Strong analytic problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

• Strong knowledge of Web Service and API development using MuleSoft Integration Platform, Java and IBM WMB or similar technologies

• Strong knowledge of supporting standards including XML, XSD, WSDL and RAML

• Knowledge of Identity Standards (eg SAML and OAuth)

• Experience with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL 

• Experience with DevOps concepts that enable deployment of both Infrastructure and Application code 

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


Desired Qualifications:

• High Tech, Life Insurance or Financial Services industry experience

• Knowledge of Life Insurance Standards like ACORD

• Experience with SAFE or other agile frameworks


Travel Requirement: Less Than 10% Post Pandemic





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