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IT Risk Management Specialist

Date Posted: Nov 6, 2020

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition:

We are looking for an experienced IT Risk Management professional to lead various aspects of our IT Risk Governance function. This person will partner with various teams within the global IT Risk & Security departments as well as business leaders to drive risk identification, assessment, quantification, governance and reporting. This person will have a strong background in risk management, exposure to risk analysis and has experience producing high-visibility reports. This person must be comfortable communicating with a broad range of both business and IT colleagues, including senior leadership. This person will enable senior management to make data-driven strategic decisions and help mature the IT Risk Management program. Experience and knowledge of cyber security principles is required. This role will report to the Director of IT Risk Management and will supervise two or more resources.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Consult and advice remediation strategies to businesses to mitigate risk.
  • Calculate security investment to develop budgets and drive security strategy to reduce risk.
  • Communicate in technical and business terms key risk indicators to Management, Executives, and the Board.
  • Advance the design, delivery and performance of IT security, risk and compliance metrics, analytics and reporting.
  • Deliver data-driven decision-making solutions, via risk intelligence that is timely, accurate, and actionable.
  • Apply risk event data, Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) and model risk & control relationships to support reporting.
  • Articulate complex analytical findings into dashboards and reports using advanced visualization tools such as PowerBI.
  • Maximize risk reduction by prioritizing risk mitigation initiatives based on impact, likelihood and risk-cost-based benefits.
  • Collaborate with various lines of business to support governance committees, sub-committees and business groups and forums.
  • Supervise a team of risk assessors and analysts to meet our SLA requirements.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 8+ years of work experience, capabilities and accomplishments directly in IT risk management, risk & control function or IT Security.
  • 4+ years of experience mentoring, supervising or leading a team of risk/IT professionals.
  • 4+ years of direct or indirect work experience in advisory capacity serving risk, controls, audit and regulatory compliance function.
  • Experience performing risk analysis and assessment to ensure information completeness, accurate and appropriate classification.
  • Gathering requirements, formulating metrics, and transforming data analysis into tangible reporting products.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office product expertise in MS Access and MS Excel including running pivots, macros, index, conditional list etc.
  • Strong presentation skills specially to management and executive audiences.
  • Experience managing two or more resources.



  • BA/BS in related field
  • CISSP, CRISC, CIPP, CISA or other relevant certifications.
  • Some experience in RSA Archer (risk findings module).
  • Some experience in a regulatory compliance function within insurance industry or highly regulated industry.
  • Some programming and scripting skills; e.g. Java, SQL, Hadoop, Spark, Python, Ruby, MATLAB, and Unix shell.


Business Category

IT Risk & 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.


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 $600 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2019. We are ranked #44 on the Fortune 500 list for 2019. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven 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 #: 115431


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