Hackathon back as MetLife looks to lure top technology talent in Malaysia

Siew Choo Soh, Chief Information Officer Asia at MetLife

MetLife is hosting a virtual hackathon in October, as it seeks top tech talent to join the firm in one of its fast growing regions. “Hack4Job Coding Challenge – Kuala Lumpur” on Oct 14-16 will pit teams from across the world in a race to build innovative solutions and win prizes.

At the end of the hackathon, qualifying participants will be invited to interview for a range of software development and cloud engineering roles in MetLife and its affiliates. MetLife is targeting dozens of roles, including infrastructure engineers, solutions architects, scrum masters and full stack engineers, as part a broader push into Malaysia and the Asian region.

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“We’re excited to meet the brightest technologists at the hackathon and help them find opportunities at MetLife. As a leader in digital innovation, MetLife offers top talent a chance to grow in their careers and make a real impact – by reimagining insurance and delivering new, digital solutions for our business and clients,” said MetLife’s Asia CIO Siew Choo Soh.

Recognizing Malaysia’s potential as a tech hub, MetLife set up its tech Center of Excellence (CoE) in Kuala Lumpur over 15 years ago to access multilingual local workforce. The CoE is well positioned to leverage the city’s geographic proximity to Asia, developed infrastructure, and business-friendly policies to serve MetLife businesses and customers across the region.

Registrations for the hackathon are open until Oct 7, through the Hack4Job platform.