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Lead Enterprise Infrastructure Engineer x86

Date Posted: Apr 5, 2018

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition

The Lead Infrastructure x86 Engineer is responsible for providing third level design and support for all enterprise x86 platforms including operating systems (Windows, Red Hat) virtualization (VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-v, Red Hat RHV), Converged Infrastructure, x86 hardware, storage and cloud based IaaS and PaaS platforms within the Distributed Engineering division of EI&A (Enterprise Infrastructure & Architecture).  The role will include collaborating on x86 engineering strategy, developing engineering roadmaps and presenting idea/business cases in front of executive management and technical peers.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership in the development of system design specifications and deployment; assists with defining the strategy for x86 platforms
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to establish best practices and service consistency
  • Maintains working knowledge of adjacent technologies and active industry and technology involvement
  • Act in a mentoring or coaching capacity for team members as assigned; acting as an authority in respected technology space
  • Update MetLife Technology Stack (MTS) and roadmaps quarterly; ensure accurate technical documentation, white paper, POV / blog posts; conduct presentation at engineering roundtable meetings


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 8+ years of broad IT experience, including infrastructure engineering/support.
  • The candidate must have advanced level knowledge in VMware virtualization and be familiar with EMC SAN storage management and VCE VxBlock Converged Infrastructure.
  • The candidate must have a strong working knowledge of Linux Red Hat (6.X, 7.X) and Windows Server (2008, 2012, and 2016) server OS.
  • Must be experienced in supporting x86 hardware platforms including, Cisco UCS, HP Proliant stand-alone and C7000 Blade systems technologies.
  • Well-rounded knowledge of virtualization, automation, cloud, storage, network, UNIX, Windows and data center related technologies.
  • Able to present idea/business case in front of executive management and technical peers and able  to compile supporting collateral, presentations, white papers, point of view (POV), and position papers to completion.


Preferred Experience

  • Experience in supporting a global enterprise
  • Certification(s) in MCSE (2003, 2008, 2012), VMWare Certified Professional 5 or HP ASE Server Solutions Integrator V8, Zerto (ZCP), VCE – VxBlock
  • Bachelor’s Degree, with major in in related field
  • ITSM experience ideally with Service Now





Business Category

Group Technology


Number of Openings



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Requisition #: 97006 

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