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Date Posted: Jul 3, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

AVP, Cloud Platform


Hybrid schedule: Preference to those who can go to our Cary, NC office (3-days in, 2-days work from home). Remote option available if necessary.


The Role:  The AVP of Cloud Platform, is responsible and accountable for the active improvement, design, integration, and delivery of MetLife’s enterprise Cloud Platform. This leader will be responsible for setting the Cloud Platform’s direction and determining how to best serve its internal customers. They will provide the Cloud Platform as a shared self-service platform treating it as a product and acting as a product manager. This role will oversee cloud structure and service integration’s long-term vision, strategy, framework, and roadmap aligned to the needs of global technology, development, data, and business stakeholder community.


The leader will be expected to collaborate with internal teams across architecture, digital, data, security, workplace, and technology groups. They will drive to deliver the maximum benefit in the broad consistent proliferation and responsible use of cloud services. This leader will be focused on comprehensive provisioning automation and access enablement with enterprise guardrails on behalf of stakeholders. They will be responsible for enabling all teams through DevSecOps practices, productivity tooling, helping lead the CCOE, and responsible for cloud consumption opportunities. This role will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting broad cloud usage and adherence. 


This leader will have direct and indirect responsibility in delivering strategic initiatives critical to MetLife’s future success across various business units by brokering all the services a cloud provider can offer.  This leader will collaborate closely with a wide range of teams and global leaders (CTOs, CIOs, development, technology, and data teams) to strategically improve core cloud capabilities for the enterprise.


Key Relationships:

  • Reports to: VP, Emerging Infrastructure
  • Direct reports/team: 4 direct reports; 18 indirect reports


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops standards to integrate cloud services consistently aligned to MetLife’s varying markets and regulatory compliance environments.
  • Creates ability for consumers to create automated application environments through API, automation, and Role-based Access Control (RBAC) models.
  • Defines quality metrics and governance processes in alignment with Cloud strategy.
  • Collaborates closely with platform or product teams to understand updates to existing or new services on the catalogue.
  • Leads upskilling and knowledge proliferation alinged to cloud providers, access, and MetLife cloud user personas and roles.
  • Supports projects and accelerates adoption and learning curve for local markets.
  • Manages Cloud resources skilled in core Cloud technologies (Security, Networking, Architecture).
  • Partners with multiple senior technology leaders to manage a holistic approach to strategy, planning, delivery, audit, compliance, and control.
  • Leads structured meetings with Senior IT and Business leaders providing knowledge, updates, and adherence data on MetLife’s cloud usage.
  • Builds productive relationships and personal credibility with key business and technology stakeholders ensuring successful delivery and alignment.
  • Ensure appropriate resource management in support of strategic programs.
  • Anticipated travel up to 10%.


   Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 10+ years of experience in leading engineering teams in delivering enterprise-wide capabilities.
  • 5+ years of experience in Cloud Platforms; Azure preferred.
  • Experience with information and data security benchmarks, incident response, and compliance processes, and procedures (NIST, CSC); CISSP preferred.
  • Experience working in Agile environments (Scrum, SAFe).
  • Experience and strong understanding of Cloud networking concepts (virtual private networks, colocation hubs, Edge, vLAN integration).
  • Experience working in Financial Services; Insurance (Life, P&C, Health) and/or Banking experience is preferred.
  • Understanding of modern security and solution architectures.
  • Outstanding executive communication skills, written and oral.
  • Strong strategic thinking and tactical execution capabilities; brings critical thinking and intellectual rigor.
  • Able to work in and bring clarity to ambiguous, evolving environments.
  • Maintains a high performance / high accountability mentality, demonstrated in large, matrixed initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or equivalent experience.




MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." 


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.



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MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to 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.


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