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Expert Cloud Security Engineering Specialist

Date Posted: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513 Tampa, FL, US, 33647 Alpharetta, GA, US, 30009 West Des Moines, IA, US, 50266 Atlanta, GA, US, 30328 Aurora, IL, US, 60504 Charlotte, NC, US, 28277 Irvine, CA, US, 92614

Company: MetLife

Role Value Propostion:

MetLife is searching for an enthusiastic, passionate, and recognized leader to help make an impactful difference in an industry leading Fortune 40 company. You’ll play a critical role in our cloud security function to ensure customer data is secure and private, and that MetLife systems are protected in the cloud. You will establish best-practices and execute critical cyber security operations activities - incident response, vulnerability management, analysis, threat hunting, event management, and recovery. This hands-on position requires strong global collaboration skills to work with cross functional teams to engineer and support cloud technology solutions that comply with MetLife’s information security policies and regulatory obligations. The candidate will have the ability to negotiate, influence, document, and implement cloud security safeguards and configurations in a complex environment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team to develop, implement, and support cloud security solutions across multiple cloud environments
  • Provide expert knowledge and research into the design and deployment of secure cloud services including driving improvements in technical architecture, standards and processes.
  • Leverage cloud native and 3rd Party tools to provide insight into current cloud security posture
  • Detect, review, and make recommendations regarding cloud security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Develop playbooks and automation for the repeatable deployment of system components, and performing routine management/deployment tasks
  • Present industry trends and recommend strategic direction to decision makers


Essential Business Experience & Technical Skills:


  • 8+ years of experience with Azure in a security related focus
  • 8+ years of experience with AWS, GCP or other cloud providers like Prisma Cloud (Palo Alto)
  • 5+ years of experience in cloud native architecture methodologies
  • Expert knowledge of Azure Security Center, Defender, Key Vault, and others
  • Strong familiarity with AWS Security Hub and GCP Security Command Center
  • Strong familiarity with CASB
  • Advanced cloud certifications, such as Azure Security Engineer
  • Strong knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, TLS, routing protocols)
  • Excellent communication skills- oral, written, presentation, influencing/negotating, leading/mentoring, driving results


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, IT Security
  • In-depth knowledge of modern enterprise and security architectures, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses.
  • Azure, AWS, GCP, and other cloud related security certifications like CISSP or PaloAlto PCCSE
  • Strong knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, TLS, routing protocols).
  • Skills with scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, JavaScript, and Bash
  • Experience leading initiatives in a global environment extending across multiple countries and time zones


Business Category

Global Infrastructure Technology Operations- 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.


Requisition #: 116428


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh