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Senior Actuary - Longevity Underwriting

Company name
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company - MetLife

New York City, NY

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Senior Actuary - Longevity Underwriting


New York

New York

Job Location:

United States : New York : New York Alternate Job Location :

Not Applicable : Not Applicable

Role Value Proposition:

MetLife’s Retirement and Income Solutions (RIS) business plays a key role offering various retirement products and funding solutions to its institutional clients. The objective of Longevity Underwriting Team is to set mortality and improvement assumptions across all RIS annuity businesses with an emphasis on the growing Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) market. Responsibilities include research and development of predictive analytic models to ensure accuracy of assumptions for purposes of pricing and valuation.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and validate mortality predictor models using various statistical techniques, mining through multiple data sources to identify key predictor variables.

Assist with setting mortality recommendations on large PRT transactions.

Research latest mortality improvement trends and recommend assumption updates as necessary.

Build visualization tools to present mortality experience analysis.

Participate in longevity risk analysis for capital management purposes.

Perform ad-hoc data analytic exercises across all RIS businesses including to investment performance, withdrawal, and other key assumptions.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


Bachelor’s degree in actuarial science, math, statistics, economics, or related discipline.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Excellent communications skills.


7 years of insurance industry experience with comprehensive business knowledge is highly preferred.

Experience with programming languages, such as R, Python, VBA, or SQL.

Mortality modeling on life or annuity products using predictive analytics.

Strong presentation, written, and project management skills.

Ability to work independently.

Actuarial designation FSA or ASA a plus.

Business Category

Financial Management Group: Retirement and Income Solutions – Pricing & Risk Management Team

Number of Openings


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Company Profile
MetLife, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It operates in six segments: Retail; Group, Voluntary & Worksite Benefits; Corporate Benefit Funding; Latin America; Asia; and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company provides variable, universal, term, and whole life products; individual disability income products; personal lines property and casualty insurance, including private passenger automobile, homeowners, and personal excess liability insurance; and variable and fixed annuities for asset accumulation and distribution needs, as well as mutual funds and other securities products. It also offers group insurance products, such as variable, universal, and term life products; dental, group short- and long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment coverages; and voluntary and worksite products consisting of personal lines property and casualty insurance, as well as LTC, prepaid legal plans, and critical illness products. In addition, the company provides annuity and investment products comprising guaranteed interest products and other stable value products, income annuities, and separate account contracts for the investment management of defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets; and structured settlements and products to fund postretirement benefits and company-, bank- or trust-owned life insurance, as well as health insurance, group medical, credit insurance, endowment, retirement, and savings products. It serves individuals and corporations, as well as other institutions and their employees. The company sells its products through sales forces, third-party organizations, independent agents, and property and casualty specialists, as well as through career agency, bancassurance, direct marketing, brokerage, and e-commerce channels. MetLife, Inc. was founded in 1863 and is based in New York, New York.

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