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Senior IT Security Analyst - Red Team Operator (remote / virtual within US)

Date Posted: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513 Remote, US, 0

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The Red Team Operator will be part of MetLife’s Threat Research Team and will be focused on simulating threat actor group activity and testing MetLife’s suite of security tools. This job will be primarily focused on evaluating the security posture of people, processes, and technology within MetLife. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Keep up to date with current and emerging exploits, TTPs, and offensive tooling
  • Familiar with and safely able to use various attacker tools, techniques, and procedures
  • Provide offensive security domain expertise in purple team exercises
  • Evaluates and leverages automated tools that perform security assessments
  • Performs controlled vulnerability penetration testing using manual and automated techniques
  • Mature Red Team capabilities through development of scripts, effective techniques and process automation.
  • Develop comprehensive metrics, reports, and presentations on Red Team activities and findings for technical and executive stakeholders.  Document Red Team processes, tactics, techniques, and procedures.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or related field, or equivalent work experience.  Minimum of 2+ years of Red Team experience
  • Strong understanding of Windows operating systems (Windows, Unix/Linux, MacOS etc.)and command line tools, network protocols, TCP/IP fundamentals, and security infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of networking protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP/HTTPs, FTP, IRC etc.
  • Scripting (PowerShell, Bash, Python) and development experience for analysis and automating repeatable processes
  • Experience with various testing tools such as Metasploit, Nmap, Nessus, Burp Suite, Cobalt Strike, Covenant, Empire,Wireshark, TCPdump etc.
  • Network penetration testing and manipulation of network infrastructure
  • Ability to think “outside the box” during simulated exercises
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to collaborate with different teams



  • Strong experience analyzing raw log files (i.e. firewall, IDS, PCAP, system logs)and performing data correlation.
  • Thorough understanding of network protocols, data on the wire, and covert channels
  • The ability to think and act as various threat actors during a simulation
  • Experience working with virtualization solutions


Business Category

GTO- Threat Research


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.


The wage range for this position specific to Colorado is $91,500 - 114,400 base. You may be also eligible for the MetLife Annual Variable Incentive Plan ("AVIP").  Your eligibility for an AVIP award are governed by the terms of the applicable plan or program documents. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes  Medical, Dental, Life, Vision plus Retirement benefits and Paid Time Off.


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 #: 119677


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