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Director - Cloud Engineering

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Date Posted: Sep 23, 2022

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

Company: MetLife

Hybrid schedule: Cary, NC 

The Role:  The Director of Cloud Engineering, will be a member of the team responsible for improving, designing, integrating, and delivering of MetLife’s enterprise Cloud Platform strategy across the globe with a specific focus on application and business team enablement. This person will advocate for development team’s needs within the Cloud Platform’s broader team focused on direction and improved customer experiences in obtaining and leveraging cloud services. They will influence the Cloud Platform in terms of self-service experiences through product delivery methodology acting as a product owner for application service patterns and experimentation. This role will oversee application pattern cloud structure, enablement, cloud labs, and service integration’s supporting long-term vision, strategy, framework, and roadmap aligned to the needs of global technology, development, and business stakeholder community. 

The leader will be expected to collaborate with internal teams across architecture, digital, security, workplace, and technology groups. They will drive to deliver the maximum benefit in the broad consistent proliferation and responsible use of cloud services for digital products. This leader will be focused on comprehensive provisioning automation and access enablement with enterprise guardrails on behalf of development stakeholders. They will be responsible for enabling all teams through DevSecOps practices, productivity tooling, and an active participation in the CCOE.  

Key Relationships: 

  • Reports to: AVP, Cloud Platforms 

  • Direct reports/team: 4 direct 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  

  • Collaborates closely with platform or product teams to understand updates to existing or new services on the catalogue  

  • 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: 

  • 5+ years of experience in Cloud Platforms; Azure preferred 

  • Experience delivering Kubernetes on managed container platforms (Docker, AKS, EKS, GKE) 

  • Experience delivering cloud services as code (IaC, Terraform, etc.) 

  • Working knowledge of with information and data security benchmarks, incident response, and compliance processes, and procedures (NIST, CSC) 

  • Experience working in Agile environments (Scrum, SAFe) 

  • Experience and strong understanding of Cloud networking concepts (virtual private networks, colocation hubs, Edge, vLAN integration) 

  • 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 


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, 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.


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