Senior Full Stack Developer (Gen AI)


Posting Date: Sep 2, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



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.



Location: New York City office

This role is hybrid (3 days in the office with Mondays & Fridays working remote)


At the heart of New York Life is a commitment to be there for our customers when they need us—whether today or decades into the future. We have delivered on that promise for over 175 years by investing wisely, growing a portfolio of strategic businesses, and remaining true to our mission as a mutual company, accountable only to our customers, not to outside investors. For our customers, that means having the confidence that comes with knowing they can build a better future for themselves and those they love.


As a mutual company, we are fully aligned with our policy owners, not with outside investors or Wall Street. This allows us to focus on delivering lifelong value to our clients, including sharing our success with eligible participating policy owners through non-guaranteed dividends, which we've paid for 166 consecutive years.


People come to work at New York Life to contribute to the financial goals of millions of families and businesses each day. We have a diverse, nationwide workforce that allows us to support the communities where we work. Our purpose-driven mind-set has attracted people who want to do good and has resulted in great success for our company and our customers.


Business / Technology Summary

The Foundational Business at New York Life provides life insurance and investment products to our customers through a network of over 12,000 licensed agents. Technology and digital are central to our agent, customer and employee needs and as these evolve our Technology organization is transforming rapidly.

New York Life is embarking on a significant digital evolution which demands robust digital capabilities, exceptional user experience and connected data. To execute on our strategic plans, we have launched Blueprint.  At the heart of this program sits our Operational Model consisting of Value Streams (VS) and Centers for Enablement (C4E) powered by our Scaled-Agile delivery execution model.


Role Summary

We are seeking an energetic and passionate senior full-stack software developers to design and execute our company’s modern software development strategy. As a key member of our core system team, you will work with talented engineers, architects, data scientists and end users to reimagine, design and build the next generation of Insurance applications and solutions in the cloud leveraging ancient and modern technologies and platforms including AWS and Azure cloud, APIs, and AI (Artificial Intelligence).

You will assist in the design, development, and deployment of scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems, taking advantage of leading-edge technologies through experimentation and iterative refinement. You will assist other team members in building and executing automation that effectively and repeatably ensures quality, security, integrity, and maintainability of our solutions. You will also be responsible for the evaluation of key attributes of existing application architectures, evolve and enhance the foundation, participate in product ideation and technology stack evaluation and recommendations.


In addition, this position will work with our various Centers for Enablement (C4Es) to provide two-way feedback on how we can improve the overall engagement and services between C4Es and Value Streams aligning and delivering to common goals that drive increased levels of business value, in an accelerated manner while meeting and exceeding Technology’s OKRs.


Key Responsibilities

  • Engages in collaborative relationships across architecture, product management, data, and product delivery teams to design, implement solutions based on defined business challenges and outcomes
  • Build best-in-industry Digital experiences that are truly omni-channel, agile and scalable leveraging leading edge technology and reusable components and services including:
    • Developing front end website architecture
    • Designing user interactions on web pages
    • Developing back-end website applications
    • Creating servers and databases for functionality
  • Ensuring cross-platform optimization for mobile phones
  • Ensuring responsiveness of applications while adhering to security, risk and controls standards and patterns
  • Working alongside graphic designers for web design features where required
  • Seeing through a solution from conception to finished product, iterating, and evolving based on stakeholder feedback
  • Designing and developing APIs as well as consuming pre-built, available ones
  • Participate on scrum teams working in short sprints and ensure on time delivery with high quality
  • Create and maintain solution documents and artifacts to capture current state 
  • Troubleshoot issues and work with team to identify and address problems
  • Maintaining high degree of knowledge and expertise in cloud-based technologies contributing to go forward best practices, standards, and patterns
  • Active participant in relevant communities of practice to exchange ideas and knowledge
  • Create and contribute to a teams’ ways of working that result in high performance, mind-set of experimentation and demonstration of the art of what is possible to iterate and deliver solutions more efficiently and beyond expectation


Required Skills:

  • Strong, demonstratable hands-on experience with web application development
  • Proficiency with server-side languages such as Python, Ruby, Java, PHP, etc.
  • 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 for structured and unstructured data
  • Experience with relevant code repository and project tools such as GitHub, JIRA, Confluence
  • Ability to integrate APIs, create automated test cases, perform Unit Testing (UT) and System Integration testing (SIT)
  • Experience with developing Cloud-native applications and very good understanding of Cloud architecture and best practices
  • Working experience with 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 delivery methodologies and release management activities 
  • Shared accountability in the team’s ability to make and deliver on their decisions and commitments
  • Detail oriented individual with strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Ability to be self-directed, a good team player and the capacity for effective time management
  • Ability to clearly communicate to both technical and business teams 
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to new business domains and technologies


Desired Skills:

  • Solid understanding of the insurance, wealth management or financial services industry
  • Knowledge of scripting tools on multiple platforms preferred
  • Strong hands-on experience and extensive development experience with data platforms and tools a plus
  • Ability to incorporate vendor components in the application build-out
  • Extensive hands-on development experience with Cloud (AWS, Azure) and Storage services are desirable
  • Experience in developing solutions leveraging LLMs a plus


Education / Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or an Engineering discipline
  • Certification in delivery methodologies such as Scaled Agile a plus
  • Certification in data management (structure and unstructured), and/or cloud architecture or engineering a plus


Previous Experience

  • Two or more years of design and developing production grade software components and solutions
  • 5-7 years work experience


Additional Attributes

  • Trusted and respected team member putting objectives of the team over individuals.
  • Comfortable, experienced, and accomplished at working with business stakeholders, and able to debate and challenge in a professional and diplomatic way.
  • Highly Collaborative and supportive of business and of its ideals and strategies.
  • Highly innovative with aptitude for foresight, systems thinking and design thinking.
  • More interested in achieving targeted business outcomes and what is best for the organization than in personal preferences, or in vested personal preferences of other business and IT leaders.
  • Composed in the face of opposition to technology principles, governance and standards.
  • Practical in approach to problem solving and decision making, with a bias towards simplifying processes.






Salary range: $105,000-$160,000 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



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: 89189




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