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Principal Engineer - Converged Infrastructure

Date Posted: Dec 16, 2017

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location:  Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

The Principal VCE Vblock Engineer will work as part of the MetLife Distributed Engineering team providing third level architectural design and support services for converged and hyper-converged platforms to MetLife customers both domestic and international. The role will include collaborating on x86 engineering strategy, developing engineering roadmaps and presenting idea/business cases in front of executive management and technical peers.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provides leadership in the development of system design specifications and deployment.
  • Assists with defining the strategy for x86 platforms. 
  • Maintains working knowledge of adjacent technologies.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to establish best practices and service consistency. 
  • Active industry and technology involvement.
  • Act in a mentoring or coaching capacity for team members as assigned.
  • Technical documentation, white paper, POV and blog post.
  • Conduct presentation at engineering roundtable or principal meeting.
  • Act as an authority in respected technology space.
  • Update MetLife Technology Stack (MTS) and roadmaps quarterly.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 10+ years of broad IT experience, including infrastructure engineering/support.
  • Ability to lead a cross functional virtual team.
  • A solid understanding of virtualization, cloud, storage, network, Unix, Windows and data center related technologies.
  • Strong business acumen with broad exposure to business units; strong relationship building skills.
  • Able to present idea/business case in front of executive management and technical peers.
  • Able to compile supporting collateral, presentations, white papers, point of view (POV), and position papers to completion.
  • Expert level knowledge in VCE VBlock converged Infrastructure, hyper-converged infrastructure, VMware virtualization, Cisco networking solutions and EMC SAN storage management.
  • Expert level knowledge of Cisco Nexus 5k, 7k and 9k switching technologies
  • Strong working knowledge of RHEL - Linux Red Hat (5.X, 6.X, 7.X) and Windows Server OS’
  • Must be experienced in supporting x86 hardware platforms including Cisco UCS



  • ITSM experience - Service Now or similar
  • Deep technical subject matter expert in one or more highly specialized phases of server, monitoring, storage and network engineering.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with VMware (Design, Build, Operate)
  • Advanced knowledge of Integrated Converged Stack infrastructure (VCE Vblock)
  • Advanced knowledge with Large Scale Storage Area Network Systems (Design, Build, Operate) for EMC or NetApp equipment
  • Knowledge of IP Networking VPN’s, switching, and routing
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft OS, Red Hat OS and Wintel systems
  • Systems engineering background with understanding of Cloud Computing Reference Architecture Compute
  • Advanced knowledge of Cisco UCS technologies
  • Orchestration experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or other related industry certifications – like VCE-CIMAE (Certified Converged Infrastructure Master Engineer), VMware: VCP 5+ Certified, CISSP
  • Working knowledge of: scripting (i.e. PowerShell), Orchestrator, SRM, VCOPS, SMVI, VCAC
  • Advanced knowledge of EMC - Storage Area Network arrays and associated storage systems.
  • F5, Citrix, Netapp, and/or Commvault





Business Category

Group Technology


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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