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Director - Global Network Security Operations

Date Posted: Nov 30, 2017

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

The Director of Network Security Operations is primarily accountable for the effectiveness of network security services at MetLife and their costs & quality, including Firewalls, VPN, Authentication, DDOS protection, Internet, and Cloud Security. The position serves as a major stakeholder for the strategy and direction for MetLife's Global network security services and operations using current and emerging technologies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Creates the vision, strategies, provide leadership in deploying security technology innovations, maintaining best-in-class security protection for the company, manages service governance and continuous improvement plan.
  • Responsible for the network security service and infrastructure operations in 40 countries, across a wide range of security technologies.
  • Partners with other IT Risk & Security, Infrastructure and Application teams in US and 40+ countries outside of US, this role will drive security project implementations, improve service levels and MetLife's security posture, govern data security and protection, manage security vendors and suppliers, oversee budget for security services and tools.
  • Ensure the quality of data networking service in terms of stability, performance, and cost effectiveness. 
  • Ensures the compliance of the enterprise security standards in security architecture design and their implementations.
  • This position demands a broad depth of both technical and management competencies in security and data networking.
  • Manages a team of highly-skilled network security professionals that provide a myriad of solutions and best-in-class service to MetLife.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Extensive knowledge on network security, cyber, general networking, such as Next Generation Firewalls, SSL VPN, Network Access Control, Authentication/Authorization/Accounting, TCP/IP, Routing and Switching, Cloud, Data Center technologies, Software Defined Networking 
  • 5+ plus years in management position related to IT within the financial services industry
  • Financial acumen, competency in developing management reports and presenting them to business and senior executives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline preferred or 5 years of equivalent work experience required.
  • Expert level of internetworking technologies with Cisco Professional designation (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, etc.)





Business Category

Global Infrastructure Service Operations


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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