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Date Posted: Jun 23, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Title:
Principal Architect - Identity and Access Technology

Job Location – Hybrid:

Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition:

As a Principal Architect in Identity & Access Technology as part of Global Security Technologies you will be a senior member and leader providing technical expertise and domain architecture services for technology projects around the globe. You will have the opportunity to drive new IAM technologies and you will have the responsibility to define architectural patterns with security, resilience, and performance in mind.


The Principal Architect must have deep subject matter expertise in at least one primary architectural domain, with extensive experience and knowledge across modern IT technologies. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience in defining robust architectural patterns, as well as the ability to document and communicate them to ensure adoption.


This role also must lead and mentor other engineers in support of the domain areas they represent within Identity & Access Technology.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Domain expertise in Identity & Access technologies
  • Responsible for creating, analyzing, and communicating technology standards, reference architectures, application design patterns, and other technical guidance 
  • Work closely with software engineers, security professionals, infrastructure engineers, and other Enterprise Architects in developing and utilizing Architecture guidance
  • Lead and mentor other engineers in the successful execution of MetLife’s IAM north star architecture
  • Participate on matrix team projects as assigned


Business Experience and Technical Skills


  • 7+ years’ experience in Software Engineering or Architecture and deep subject matter expertise in at least one primary IAM domain
  • 3+ years of experience with security architecture including hands-on knowledge of SAML 2.0, oAuth, OpenID Connect, SSO, Multi-Factor Authentication, cloud security, etc.
  • 2+ years knowledge with Cloud Computing platforms
  • Experience with tools and app integration patterns around Azure AD, SiteMinder, Ping
  • Demonstrated expertise in security, operational, and resiliency architecture principles



  • Demonstrated influencing and negotiating skills
  • Strong Software Development Life Cycle knowledge and experience, particularly Agile and DevOps
  • Demonstrated business acumen especially in insurance and financial industries and systems
  • Experience delivering global programs/strategies to diverse business and IT teams 
  • Must be an intelligent, articulate, and influential leader who can effectively communicate technology-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field





Business Category

Global Technology & Operations

Job Category

Information 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 $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 #: 125239


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