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Senior Detection Engineer

Date Posted: Oct 15, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513 Remote, US, 0

Company: MetLife

This role can be done remotely within the US - work from home / virtual role


Role Value Proposition: 

The Senior Detection Engineer will be part of MetLife’s Threat Research Team and will be focused on building and expanding detection capabilities using a suite of security tools.  This role will be primarily focused on researching threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures, developing detection capabilities, and identifying ways to improve visibility using the security tools and products. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deploy detections, automations, and alerting infrastructure to identify security events and incidents
  • Find, gather, and normalize internal and external data to enhance our Security Information and Event Management System (SIEM)
  • Aid research and engineering initiatives to automate and orchestrate security operations for efficiencies and diligence in support of Threat Research functions and operations
  • Analyze activity associated with both successful and unsuccessful intrusions by advanced attackers
  • Work with key stakeholders to incorporate high quality security and alerting into their operational workflows
  • Build and maintain detection and response metrics and dashboards
  • Actively participate in the development, documentation, and implementation of new processes to expand and mature capabilities for the organization


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Strong understanding of Windows operating systems and command line tools, network protocols, TCP/IP fundamentals, and security infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of networking protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPs, FTP, IRC etc.
  • Scripting and development experience for analysis and automating repeatable processes.
  • Experience with commercial and open source Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to collaborate with different teams


  • Strong experience analyzing raw log files (i.e. firewall, IDS, PCAP, system logs)and performing data correlation.
  • Experience with dissamblers/debuggers
  • Experience working in a Security Operations Center or on an Incident Response Team
  • BA/BS and/or related certifications (GREM or similar)     


Business Category

IT Risk & Security  / Information Security


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.


The wage range for this position specific to Colorado is $91,500 - 114,400 base. You may be also eligible for the MetLife Annual Variable Incentive Plan ("AVIP").  Your eligibility for an AVIP award are governed by the terms of the applicable plan or program documents. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes  Medical, Dental, Life, Vision plus Retirement benefits and Paid Time Off.


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.



We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.



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.



MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.



Requisition #: 119409


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