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Firewall and Network Security Senior Analyst

Date Posted: Jun 3, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition: 

Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure Security, the Firewall and Network Security Senior Analyst works to continuously improve MetLife’s cybersecurity posture by providing firewall and network device security leadership, strategy, and subject matter expertise.  This role will primarily manage and enhance the process to ensure enterprise firewalls and network devices (routers, switches and wireless access points) are adequately secured and monitored. In addition to strong technical knowledge of firewalls and other network devices, this role requires a high level of organization, excellent communication skills with peers and all levels of management, and ability to influence and to quickly re-prioritize and pivot as threats and objectives change.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Deploy and manage security tools designed to perform periodic network device assessments and validate that they meet compliance standards and are updated
  • Gain a solid understanding of firewalls’ various security features and help deploy those features efficiently and work with the firewall engineering team to ensure firewalls are properly configured according to industry best practices and MetLife standards
  • Maintain and enhance IDS/IPS standards and maintain and document security policy and standards for all authorized network devices (Firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points) and participate in various security improvement/optimization initiatives.
  • Responsible for helping create a firewall analytics and dashboarding process based on Splunk and document traffic configuration rules
  • Proactively identify and make recommendations on potential security issues and solutions, consult on the management and security of third party connections and enhance the current wireless access security strategy and process by updating standards and providing recommendations on how to best secure the devices


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Candidate must have a combined minimum of 7 years hands on experience in the fields of IT and Cyber Security with a strong grasp of operational processes, IT general controls, security controls and vulnerability management
  • Candidate must have experience working in complex, diverse and international environments and possess excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to lead and influence team members and cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing projects involving interdepartmental teams and external vendors / third parties
  • Experience with Cisco routers, Palo Alto firewalls, AP's and Wireless Controllers, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and Network Configuration Manager, WAF and the ability to interpret PCAPs
  • Industry certifications
  • Familiar with CSC 11,12,15




  • Ability to perform basic scripting to analyze and automate repeatable processes
  • Familiar with the following technologies Skybox, FireMon, RedSeal, AlgoSec etc
  • Relevant industry certifications such as CISM, CISSP, CISA, CCNA-Security, Security+, MCSE, GSEC, GIAC, PMP, LEAN and Six Sigma are desired
  • Industry certifications
  • Familiar with CSC 11,12,15



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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