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Lead Network Security Analyst - Palo Alto (TriCare)

Date Posted: Mar 30, 2018

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

The Lead Network Security Analyst is responsible for enterprise-wide efforts to implement, and manage security solutions, primarily focused on data centers.  The role holder must have the ability to review and recommend security safeguards and configurations in a highly complex Network infrastructure with demonstrated ability to recognize and appropriately incorporate layered security safeguards within the data center network perimeter, internal network, application, and data layers. The incumbent will represent the operations organization in a wide array of IT application and infrastructure projects requiring broad knowledge of security.  Projects will vary from individual system deployments to large scale network consolidation initiatives spanning multiyear time lines.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide multi-disciplinary knowledge, skills and experience in technical security architecture and management.   Serve as the subject matter expert on a number of security technologies and security centric standardizations.
  • Provide hands-on knowledge for a wide range of security technologies including, but not limited to: General Web Filtering Technologies, Palo Alto URL Filtering, and Active Directory (and related authentication / authorization controls).
  • Candidate must also demonstrate proficiency in understanding and execution of Data Center class firewalls and VPN technologies. Product and solutions coverage required are Palo Alto, and Cisco. Fundamental working knowledge of routing and switching is a plus
  • Consult on current and upcoming IT technologies and techniques that cover all levels of Network and IT security architecture, including those that affect business processes, data, applications, and network infrastructure.
  • Assist in defining security strategies for infrastructure system design, optimization, and research, analysis and solution delivery.  Recommend solutions taking into consideration a security perspective when evaluating options. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 10+ years of IT & Network Security Operations experience working in an infrastructure or security architecture environment with expert level skills with Palo Alto
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with Layer 4 thru Layer 7 technologies and expert level understanding of mainstream protocols such as TCP, HTTP, SSL, FTP and DNS
  • 5+ years of experience in Firewall, VPN, and/or URL filtering, planning, implementation, and continued management
  • ADP or equivalent certification preferred, or must be obtained within 6 months of employment. US citizenship is a requirement for certification.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, information Systems or related field
  • Professional certification; such as CISSP, PCNSE, or other relevant industry certification is a major advantage
  • Must have strong analytical skills, excellent understanding of application and network architecture, and must be able to assess security designs independently
  • Understanding of virtualization technologies as it pertains to security and Data Centers is also desirable. 
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams globally


Business Category

Global Infrastructure Technology Operations


Number of Openings



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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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