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Senior Cloud Engineer - Linux & AWS (remote role within USA)

Date Posted: Sep 3, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513 West Des Moines, IA, US, 50266 Alpharetta, GA, US, 30009 New York, NY, US, 10166 Irvine, CA, US, 92614 Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807 Charlotte, NC, US, 28277 Clarks Summit, PA, US, 18411 Whippany, NJ, US, 7981 Aurora, IL, US, 60504 Tampa, FL, US, 33647 Remote, US, 0

Company: MetLife

Job Location: This role can be done virtually from anywhere in US - remote work


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Legal Plans is the leading consumer legal service in the United States, providing the best legal services for working families. Through our network of over 17,000 attorneys, members of our legal insurance plans can resolve legal matters that range from buying a new home to adopting a child. You can learn more at Whether you are making a will after starting a family, negotiating the contract on your dream home, or just want the peace of mind of having our attorneys on your side, we make it easy and affordable to get quality legal help. Our technology team is a tight-knit group that is passionate about user happiness, security, automation, and open source software. We value attitude and work ethic above technical credentials.


Key Responsibilities:

  • As a senior cloud engineer, you will play an integral role in architecting and building reliable, secure and cost-effective solutions in AWS.
  • You will continuously identify areas of improvement with existing solutions and lead the implementation of new projects.
  • Will bring technical guidance and engineering best practices when it comes to building and scaling cloud native applications.
  • Building new technology is a messy business, so you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, unstructured environment.
  • MetLife Legal Plans is headquartered in Cleveland, OH, but our engineering team is remote by default, so you can work from wherever you like. The team gets together in person each year, though people who live near each other will often meet up more frequently.
  • Will work within our tech stack which includes: ReactJS, Django, Python, PostgreSQL, AWS, Docker, Git, Linux


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Solid hands on experience in architecting and designing AWS solutions for customer-facing applications
  • A deep understanding of a mix of the following: VPC, IAM, S3, ALB, Lambda, ECS, RDS, Elasticache, Elasticsearch, and Cloudwatch services
  • Strong linux system administration, containerization, security and networking skills
  • Experience writing terraform or other infrastructure as code scripts
  • Experience with building modern web applications using microservices
  • Python scripting experience
  • Experience migrating workloads from on premise to AWS
  • A desire to work in small, high-performing teams, participate in architectural discussions, and mentor other team members


  • BA/BS and/or releavnt industry certifications 


Business Category

MetLife Legal Plans


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.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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 #: 117889


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh