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Lead Cloud Security Engineer

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Date Posted: Sep 20, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513 Remote, US, 0

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary 

Virtual option. 


Role Value Proposition: 

This role serves as a key member of the cloud security team, within Information Security, focusing on security controls for the cloud environment. The primary focus will be securing cloud technologies, ensuring systems are properly implemented, appropriate processes are developed, and daily monitoring and alerts are managed.  This role must have a strong understanding of, and experience with, various IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS platforms, identifying and eliminating risks in these environments.


Key Responsibilities:  


  • Partnering with architecture, engineering, application, security, and operational staff to identify and drive resolution on Cloud security projects and issues
  • Defining security controls for a Hybrid Cloud implementation using a combination of Cloud native and On-Premise Security tools and applications.
  • Conducting security reviews and recommendation for IaaS, PaaS, & SaaS Cloud environments
  • Developing Cloud Security requirements documentation for IaaS, PaaS and CaaS environments.
  • Defining Network Security and Encryption evaluation and recommendations for complex infrastructure.
  • Designing and implementing controls with Microsoft Defender suite, AWS security hub, Google Cloud Security command center and equivalent security tools.
  • Securing Containerized environments and ability to identify security vulnerabilities .
  • Interfacing with vendors to ensure the appropriate tools, configurations, and workflows are in place
  • Developing data protection proposals using Data loss prevention (DLP), Data discovery / classification, and digital rights management (DRM) tools.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • 4+ years of experience with Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and AWS Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service environments. Awareness of Data Sovereignty and privacy controls around the world and ability to translate that to security control that can be applied in the Public cloud environments.
  • 3+ years of Experience with Cloud native security controls in different Cloud environments.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing Security within Active Directory in Windows Servers 2012 and 2016. Active Directory Security groups and Group policies administration and design experience and how it can be translated for use in the Cloud IaaS environments and in Azure Active Directory.
  • 4+ years of experience with scripting tools like PowerShell or Python from an infrastructure security perspective.
  • At least 4 years of experience with Data Loss Prevention tools for Website uploads, Endpoint Data Loss Prevention and Network Data Loss Prevention.
  • Minimum of 1 year working on security tools for Containers and microservices environments.
  • At least two Industry recognized cloud or security certifications (CCSP, CCSK, CCC-PCS, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or related field required and Minimum of 9+ years in different information Security domains or no degree and 10+ years' experience. 


  • Industry recognized information security certification are preferred (CISSP).
  • 1 Year of Experience with Cloud Access Security Broker Tools like Bitglass, Netskope or M-Vision (Skyhigh) for Data Loss Prevention for SaaS based applications.
  • Strong ability to communicate to stakeholders with various levels of expertise
  • Strong record of success in supporting large scale programs, preferably in a global organization. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill


"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.


The wage range for applicants for this position specific to Colorado is $120,000-$145,000. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh