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Principal Cloud Engineer

Date Posted: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

Principal Cloud Engineer will provide leadership and guidance to AppDev teams and other engineering teams on Cloud technology standards, best practices, and implementation patterns for bigdata, advanced analytics, data science, AI/ML, and various other cognitive services. This role will set emerging data technology strategies in alignment with business outcomes and industry trends.


Key Responsibilities:  


  • Develop, maintain, and cultivate strong customer relationships at all levels, with special emphasis on IT risk & security and architects
  • Lead the infrastructure design and planning for enterprise class, large, complex, cross domain technology projects
  • Develop, influence, and evangelize emerging data technology trends to drive innovation, support business transformation and evolve culture
  • Influence and drive technology selection process across enterprise IT capabilities, including, vendor/solution evaluation, Proof of Concepts, pilots, and support developing of the business cases
  • Create and implement infrastructure designs for complex projects that span the multiple infrastructure technologies and will work closely with implementation teams, project managers and stakeholders


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 10+ years infrastructure engineering across database, bigdata, and public cloud experience
  • 7+ years infrastructure solution design experience especially in large, distributed environments involving n tier architecture infrastructures, ITIL processes, service delivery and defining strategy
  • 5+ years of in-depth experience in the following areas:
    • Public cloud (Azure, Google)
    • Familiarity with IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS constructs across relevant technology domains
    • Hybrid Cloud and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (Compute, Storage, Network, Automation & Orchestration)
    • API, Automation, DevOps, IAC (Terraform, AzDO, ARM, APIM, YAML/JSON/Python)
    • Platform services – Web/Middleware/DB, Container and Micro Services solutions (Docker, Kubernetes, AKS, GKE, Service Mesh, monitoring)
    • Comprehensive solution design skills across all elements of big data and advanced analytics platforms


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience; Advanced degree preferred
  • 3+ years of experience of developing technology business cases with financial assessments, value drivers and execution capabilitie


Business Category

Information Technology, Emerging Data Platforms


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 #: 120070


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