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Principal, IT Security Governance and M&A

Date Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513 Tampa, FL, US, 33647

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

This strategic role designs, implements and maintains processes and procedures to ensure the security of information assets. Optimizes security solutions using the organization's current technological assets and recommends future initiatives.  Provides senior management with risk assessments and security briefings to advise of critical issues that may affect customer and corporate security objectives.  This role will perform key functions in the M&A process on behalf of IT Risk & Security.


Key Responsibilities

This position is primarily responsible for managing IT Security Governance activities to ensure that information assets, technology and intellectual property are adequately protected. The role requires technical security expertise and collaboration with various IT teams to ensure projects and company initiatives are conducted in alignment with information security policies and standards. This role proactively works with global security leaders, account teams, business units, along with internal and external customers in all areas related to information security. The position will perform a variety of complicated, self-directed tasks. The role oversees the following activities within the global MetLife IT Risk and Security department:


  • Demonstrated information security experience and knowledge of general security concepts such as defense-in-depth, least privilege, security architecture, cloud security, threat modeling, etc.
  • Provide information security strategic consultation and support for divestitures and acquisitions (pre/post close, duration of TSA)
  • Manage global BISO program; including partnering with business units, IT teams, Privacy office, Legal and other areas to ensure security controls are in place to meet compliance requirements
  • Perform risk assessments to validate appropriate level of security controls are implemented to safeguard sensitive data
  • Maintain strong relationships with other disciplines and business units to coordinate development, delivery, and ongoing support for security solutions and enterprise risk reduction
  • Develop and drive closure of corrective action plans for security-related gaps and deployment of security monitoring tools


The role oversees the following activities within the global MetLife IT Risk and Security department:

  • Execute global IT Risk & Security governance strategy laid out by the CISO
  • Interpret, implement and govern information security policies and standards specific to business unit(s) you support
  • Oversee compliance with current and proposed laws, regulations, industry standards and ethical requirements
  • Responsible for collaborating and managing critical security-related projects with high visibility to senior management
  • Support Federal and State Exams where IT Security, Risk and Compliance input is required
  • Provide information security support for divestitures and acquisitions (pre/post close, duration of TSA)


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelors’ Degree and 8+ years’ experience in IT Security, Audit, Compliance, and/or IT Risk Management required or no degree and 10+ years’ experience as noted
  • 6-7+ years direct experience managing security, governance, risk and compliance related projects
  • Proven ability interpreting and applying information security policies, standards and procedures
  • Strong technical IT background, understanding of application security, cloud and network architecture



  • IT Security Governance and Control Framework experience such as ISO27002, COBIT, NIST, PCI, etc. desired
  • Experience with Compliance requirements for HIPAA, PCI, SOX, Tricare, etc. desired
  • Professional certification; such as CISA, CISM, GSE, SANS or CISSP strongly preferred
  • Must have strong analytical skills, ability to assess security/cloud architecture designs independently


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 $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. 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 #: 116953


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh