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Lead Security Engineer- Data Protection

Date Posted: Nov 13, 2020

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition

MetLife is searching for an enthusiastic, passionate, and driven individual to help make an impactful difference in an industry leading Fortune 40 company.  If you have an enthusiasm for all things security and are eager to work on new and exciting next generation technologies, please apply! The Lead Data Security Engineer is responsible for planning and executing the enterprise-wide strategy to develop, implement, and support data security solutions within the MetLife environment. This hands-on position requires strong global collaboration skills to work with cross functional teams to engineer and support data technology solutions that comply with MetLife’s information security policies and regulatory obligations. The candidate will have the ability to identify, document, support, and implement data security safeguards and configurations in a complex environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation, support, and development of data security solutions to enhance MetLife’s data security posture.
  • Provide tier III engineering and operational support for MetLife’s data protection needs.  This includes assisting with the implementation and support of emerging data security products.
  • Execute milestone planning, provide operational support, deployment coordination, change management, and documentation of new and existing data security technologies.
  • Lead other Security teams and external partners globally in engineering and supporting data security solutions that align with organizational and strategic goals. 
  • Manage data security product life cycle from vendor management roadmap and QBR, change management, documentation, user training, milestone planning, and deployment coordination.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years of IT Security Engineering experience working in an enterprise infrastructure or security engineering environment.
  • 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following security technologies:
    • Endpoint Data Loss Prevention – such as Mcafee, Symantec, Forcepoint, Digital Guardian
    • Network Data Loss Prevention – such as McAfee, Symantec, Forcepoint
    • Database Security – such as Guardium, McAfee, DBProtect
    • Data Classification – such as Imperva, BoldenJames
    • Endpoint Protection Platforms – such as Crowdstrike, CarbonBlack, SentinelOne, Tanium
    • Endpoint Application Deployment Platforms – such as SCCM, Tanium, Ivanti
  • 5+ years of troubleshooting and investigating operational issues related to security technologies.    Experience working with change management is required.
  • 5+ years of experience with the engineering, deployment, and support of security technologies across an enterprise environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, IT Security or 5+ additional years of related equivalent work experience in lieu of degree is acceptable.
  • In-depth knowledge of modern enterprise and security architectures, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses.
  • Knowledge of data classification, data loss prevention, CASB, and databases security technologies.
  • Professional certifications such as: CISSP, SANS GIAC, CCNA or other relevant industry certification and/or desire to obtain such certifications.
  • Skills with scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, VBScript, and Bash.
  • Experience leading initiatives in a global environment extending across multiple countries and time zones.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; command of additional Foreign languages
  • High level of initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness and collaboration.


Business Category

Global Security Technology


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.


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