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Principal Azure Cloud Engineer

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Date Posted: Nov 4, 2022

Location(s): Cary, North Carolina, US, 27513

Company: MetLife


Location: Cary, NC - Hybrid work arrangement. (In office 3 days per week. Remote 2 days per week.) 


Role Value Proposition: 


We’re looking for unique talent with fresh perspectives that can propel innovation in MetLife’s Global Technology Organization (GTO). In GTO, we are transforming how technology is used and deployed at MetLife. We set the global standard for usage patterns and adoption. We are laser focused on the most modern delivery paradigms. This role for a Principal Azure Cloud Engineer will influence our broader Engineering and Application Development groups in adopting PaaS technologies and processes to meet MetLife’s digital strategy.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of scalable cloud solutions and tools for customers
  • Leads the implementation of the Azure PaaS Cloud Architecture
  • Drive and facilitates team design discussions and meetings across LOB’s
  • Build and develop prototypes to solutions which can be implemented and built at scale by other team members
  • Owns the technical relationship with key stakeholders and partnering teams


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: ­­ 



  • Experience building and architecting solutions to enable efficient and automated operations of Cloud Services.
  • Experience working with non-technical business partners to deliver global solutions.
  • Experience working with stakeholders and facilitating small groups
  • Experience developing software for distributed and large-scale systems 
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as communication skills both verbal and written
  • 7+ years of IT and or software engineering work experience.
  • 5+ years of Azure Cloud services working knowledge



  • 10+ years of Linux / Unix experience
  • 7+ years of bash scripting experience
  • Understanding of Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and container concepts and technology
  • BA/BS in related field and/or related industry certification


Business Category:
Global Technology & Operations


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.


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh