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Lead Engineer

Date Posted: Aug 4, 2017

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary, NC  


Role Value Proposition: 

The Lead Virtualization Engineer is responsible for management of large scale global enterprise engineering of desktop / workplace technologies and delivery of such technologies via virtualization solution.  He / She also provides technical leadership of engineering teams, vendors, operations staff, peers, business users and application developers as needed. Lead Virtualization Engineer will also be responsible for providing directional design input on various projects and architecture decisions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in end user computing / workplace technology solutions design, engineering, optimization as well as contribute to the overall direction of the technology responsible for software, hardware, and resource decisions.
  • Focus on developing roadmaps based on industry trends
  • Participate in planning for enterprise desktop systems management software and architecture.
  • Collaborate with internal Engineering teams, vendors and external IT groups to design and implement Global solutions to meet both global and local in country business requirements based on Domestic Reference Architecture.
  • Participate and drive the evaluation and recommendation of new products. Will lead internal and external resources to pilot and develop software and create business cases for new innovative technologies which creates efficiencies, drives down costs, and provides stability for the Enterprise.
  • Lead Engineer will play key roles in the identification and resolution of complex end user computing problems (Tier 3 support) utilizing structured trouble-shooting tools and techniques.


Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 7+ years of related experience with Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, information Systems or related field; or 10+ years of related work experience if no BA/BS.
  • 6+ years of experience working in a Virtualization Engineering and Architecture capacity (managing large scale environments, installation, configuration and troubleshooting) with Microsoft server and end user operating systems.
  • 3+ years of experience working in an administrative capacity (installation, configuration and troubleshooting) with end-user virtualization technologies including but not limited to Citrix XenApp and/or XenDesktop and MS App-V
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to lead and manage resources as well as present business cases and articulate strategy to Sr. Leadership and Customers


  • Citirx Netscaler Certification and/or Citrix Certified Advanced XenApp and XenDesktop Administrator
  • Strong knowledge of network hardware and software, infrastructure and design, topologies and protocols.
  • Advanced to Expert knowledge of Virtualization and dependent technologies to provide strategic direction beyond immediately supported suite of infrastructure and software.
  • Strong presentation skills with experience with preparation of reports (PowerPoint) for senior executives
  • Background working in professional services


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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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