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Linux Systems Engineer

Date Posted: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The x86 Infrastructure Engineer provides technical expertise in research, evaluation, engineering design and delivery of virtualized and bare-metal hosting solutions in MetLife’s x86 environment. This person will be a critical team member on innovative technology projects and responsible driving innovative technology according to the team roadmap and strategy. A key to success in this role is building strong partnerships spanning Networking, Compute, Storage, Application, and Automation/Orchestration teams. This role delivers the ability for MetLife to implement complex infrastructure solutions under a consistent global strategy with a strong understanding of the applications hosted in these environments.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • This position requires strong self-initiative and drive, and deep technical acumen to lead and deliver on critical projects and meet commitments
  • Establishes, communicates and drives a unified global technology standards, roadmap and technical solutions
  • Participates in the selection, design, development and implementation of converged and hyper-converged technologies and their respective eco-system (monitoring, automation, orchestration, service management) components
  • Owns process, structure, and best practices for the deployment and operational readiness of key technologies including hypervisor based tools, automation capabilities, and new product introductions
  • Participates in L4 situations and Root Cause analysis in collaboration with Operations teams


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Strong self-initiative to components of major projects
  • 3+ years of related work experience with Unix/RHEL OS and related components such as Satellite 6
  • 2+ years of scripting – Bash, Python, YAML
  • 2+ years of related work experience with virtualized environments leveraging VMWare technology
  • 2+ years of related work experience with automation and orchestration technologies  



  • Ansible core / Tower, Playbook creation
  • Source control (Bitbucket / AZDO)
  • Experience with other Red Hat technologies – Satellite, Idm, GFS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of related technologies such as SAN storage, replication, disaster recovery and converged infrastructure.
  • Experience in working closely with Procurement/Vendor Management teams on purchases and acquisitions





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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, 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.



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.



Requisition #: 121629


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