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Principal Infrastructure Solutions Engineer

Date Posted: Jan 13, 2018

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

We are searching for a Principal Infrastructure Solutions Engineer that has broad technical knowledge of enterprise class technology covering networking, web technologies, distributed computing (Mid-range, x86 and cloud), SAN technologies, database and middleware technologies.  This candidate should have experience planning for and deploying application hosting and core data center infrastructure in support of large scale, custom developed applications.  The candidate will create logical infrastructure designs for complex projects that span the multiple infrastructure technologies and will work closely with implementation teams and project managers.      


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the infrastructure design and planning for large technology projects globally
  • Create or tailor infrastructure reference architectures, design documentation, hardware/software bill of materials (BoMs), project plans and other design or project artifacts
  • Perform infrastructure estimation and capacity planning to ensure data center shared services are sized correctly
  • Liaise with other infrastructure engineering implementation and operations teams to ensure design feasibility and supportability
  • Act in a technical advisory role to Project and Program Managers to ensure that technically optimal decisions are made during project planning and execution
  • Work with the business and other non-technical resources to provide financial guidance and forecasting based on the available technical requirements


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 7+ years IT infrastructure management and support experience
  • 5 years infrastructure solution design experience especially in large distributed environments involving n tier architecture infrastructures, ITIL processes and service delivery.
  • 5 years’ experience performing capacity planning for physical and virtual application hosting infrastructure
  • 3+ years of exposure to at least a few of the following:
  • Converged Infrastructure (Compute/SAN/Network), Cloud Computing (Azure/SoftLayer),  Web and Middleware Servers, Application Containers (Docker), API Management and Security (IBM DataPower and API-Connect), Single Sign On (Siteminder and Ping Identity), LDAP, Monitoring and Logging (Splunk or ELK),  and ESB technologies (IBM WMB/IIB or WebMethods)
  • Excellent infrastructure architecture and engineering documentation skills
  • Strong oral & written communication skills



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience working in a global firm



10% including internationally


Business Category

Global Technology


Number of Openings



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Requisition #: 92845 

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