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Lead Data Security Specialist

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Date Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Senior Data Security Consultant

Job location: Cary NC


Role Value Proposition: 

This role serves as a lead member of the data security team, focusing on data governance and security controls. The primary focus will be identifying global security, compliance, and privacy requirements, and translating those into actionable technology implementations.  Systems must be properly implemented, appropriate processes developed, with business impact minimized.  This role must have a strong understanding of data governance, data classification, and data security.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Partnering with compliance, privacy, security, and business leaders to identify and drive resolution on data security requirements and issues
  • Security reviews and recommendations for data-at-rest and data-in-motion protections
  • Data classification implementations
  • Encryption standards and best practices
  • Interfacing with vendors to ensure the appropriate tools, configurations, and workflows are in place
  • Data protection proposals using Data loss prevention (DLP), Data discovery / classification, and digital rights management (DRM) tools.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in technology or related field required or equivalent combianation of formal formal training / certifications & experience
  • 7+ years’ experience in different Data Security domains. These domains can include Data Governance, Data Classification, Data Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Security, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with stakeholders at various levels of the organization to establish consensus and deliver outcomes.
  • Minimum of 3 years of Experience working with Data Loss Prevention technologies


  • Experience with cloud technologies such as Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS.
  • Industry recognized information security certification are preferred (CISSP).
  • Strong ability to communicate to stakeholders with various levels of expertise
  • Strong record of success in supporting large scale programs, preferably in a global organization. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Business Category

Information Security


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 #: 123119


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