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Lead Security Engineer - Endpoint Protection

Date Posted: Aug 25, 2021

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 Security Engineer is responsible for executing the enterprise-wide strategy to identify, design, develop, implement, and support endpoint specific security solutions within the MetLife environment. This hands-on position requires strong collaboration skills to work with cross-functional teams to ensure the design of technology solutions complies with MetLife’s information security policies, and regulatory obligations. The candidate will have the ability to identify, document, recommend, and lead security safeguards and configurations in a highly complex environment. Must have the ability to recognize, and appropriately incorporate layered security safeguards within the network, cloud, application, and data layers from a defender’s perspective.


Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, recommend, develop, and implement technical security solutions from start to finish to enhance MetLife’s endpoint security posture
  • Manage security product life cycle from vendor management roadmap to Quarterly Business Reviews.
  • Maintain full authority over MetLife’s endpoint environment.  This includes the identification, architecture, design, and implementation of emerging security products.
  • Hold full operational responsibility of security products within the endpoint environment.
  • Drive milestone planning, deployment coordination, change management, documentation, and user training of new and existing technologies.
  • Work effectively with other Information Security teams and outsourcing providers to ensure technology security solutions are in alignment with organizational strategic goals.
  • Work and collaborate with teams around the globe.
  • Create documentation to ensure appropriate operational process and procedures are followed in the event of business impacting incidents or issues.
  • Identify and fully automate processes.
  • Serve as a Security Engineering subject matter expert that can lead projects and initiatives. 
  • Serve as a tier III resource for security related issues or outages.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Leadership, teamwork, collaboration, self-driven and effective communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • 5+ years of IT Security Engineering experience working in an enterprise infrastructure or security architecture environment.  Preferred experience within the endpoint environment, including both workstations and servers and associated operating systems.
  • 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following security technologies: Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Detection and Response Software, Endpoint Protection Platforms, Host FirewallHost Based EncryptionWeb Content FilteringEndpoint and Systems Management Applications
  • 5+ years of troubleshooting and investigating complex issues within a highly regulated and secure environment.  Experience working with change management controls is required.
  • 5+ years of experience working with applications enabled in the cloud, mobile devices, web, and network.
  • Working knowledge of various industry security standards and frameworks including: NIST, ISO 27001, ISF Standard of Good Practice (SoGP), etc.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field


  • Knowledge of modern enterprise and security architectures, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses.
  • Professional certifications such as: CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC, CGEIT, CRISC, CEH, or other relevant industry certification and/or desire to obtain such certifications.
  • Experience working with tools such as Wireshark, Snort, Bro/Zeek, Burp, Nessus, Kali, Security Onion, and Metasploit.
  • Experience working with both external and internal auditors to ensure compliance and accurate reporting.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Powershell, Python, VBScript, and Bash.
  • Experience supporting a global environment extending across multiple countries and time zones.
  • Experience working within a DevOps environment is a plus.

Business Category
Global Security Technology – Endpoint Protection

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 $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.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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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