Developer Engineer


Date: May 12, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



Hybrid (on-site Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Location can be: Atlanta, GA (Georgia) (Primary), Dallas, TX (Texas), Jersey City, NJ (New Jersey), Lebanon, NJ (New Jersey), New York, NY (New York)


We are looking for a Developer Engineer to join the technology team to design and execute the company’s modern software development strategy. You will work with our team of talented engineers to configure, design and build platforms and solutions that form the core DevOps pipelines for our technology delivery teams.  Initially, you will focus on developing solutions centered around our Atlassian Jira cloud instances but this will expand into other platforms over time.


You will be involved in the design and deployment of secure, well-tested, scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems. You will also be involved in the evaluation of key attributes of existing application architectures, evolution and enhancements to the infrastructure, product ideation and technology stack selection and in the definition of future state application architectures and strategies.


The individual should have 3-5+ years of hands-on application development experience developing and supporting a range of front-end and back-end technologies and stacks with good experience in designing, developing and operationalizing cloud-native applications using Agile and DevSecOps methodologies and frameworks.


Job Requirements

  • Write clean, well-tested & secure code; exhibit ownership from requirements to development
  • Deeply understand existing architecture on the back end as well as the front-end side to be able to enhance and improve architecture going forward with a key focus on scalability and quality
  • Apply patches/upgrades from vendors, create Monitoring/Alerting as needed
  •  Provide expertise and best practices for implementing cloud security (internal) and product security (external) and Knowledge of one or more SSO methodologies (SAML, LDAP, MS AD)
  • Administration of tools, defining RBAC, SSO integrations and designing/installing tools by considering performance & providing scale up solutions
  • Sharp focus on gaining an in-depth understanding of the requirements around user experience to be able to deliver high quality, cross-platform optimized and responsive web front-end experience
  • Strong focus on creating and maintaining project documents and artifacts to capture current state
  • Focus on getting the required depth of functional expertise to be able to effectively suggest solutions to business problems/requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with designers, engineers, product management and business stakeholders to deliver & enhance new/existing capabilities
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies as needed and apply them to business solutions. Stay abreast of new/upcoming technologies in the market
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail orientation with strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Proactive ownership, troubleshooting & resolution of issues as they arise
  • Challenge the status quo and propose newer and better ways of doing things


Required Skills

  • Development experience of Atlassian systems (Jira & Confluence Cloud) including one or more scripting platforms (ScriptRunner, etc.)
  • Experience in the design, build, customization and roll out of advanced Jira workflows and schemes
  • Hands on experience in installing and configuring tools - IBM Urban code udeploy and agents, Jenkins, Artifactory, SonarQube on AWS via Terraform/ Ansible for Enterprise. 
  • Hands on experience in implementing CI/CD pipelines by using UNIX/Linux/Windows, Java, .Net, Angular, Git, Ant, Maven, Jenkins, JFrog Artifactory on premises/AWS.
  • Strong in writing Groovy scripts and automation, experience in developing in Python, bash, YAML, Jenkins templates.
  • Proficiency with web application development using Java, REST-ful APIs creation using Spring Boot or Node
  • Proficiency with server-side languages such as C#, Java, Python, Ruby, and PHP
  • Proficiency with fundamental front-end languages such as HTML, CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS, React, React with Redux
  • Experience with database technologies such as MySQL, Oracle, and MongoDB
  • Experience with relevant code repository and project tools such as Team Foundation Server, Git, JIRA
  • Ability to integrate APIs, write unit test cases, perform Unit Testing (UT) and System Integration testing (SIT)
  • Working experience with or understanding of Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment
  • Understanding of existing and emerging web standards such as HTML5 and Mobile
  • Demonstrated ability with Application Architecture, best practices and systems engineering industry trends
  • Solid understanding of Agile application development methodologies and release management activities



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or another related technical field but not required
  • Candidates who have completed full stack development/coding bootcamps or equivalent industry recognized certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Developer or Solutions architect) will also be considered in lieu of a technical undergraduate degree


This role is a HYBRID based position




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 volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. 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

Job Requisition ID: 86012




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