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Senior Database Security Specialist

Date Posted: Jan 15, 2022

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The Senior Data Security Specialist will identify, develop, and implement cloud database security solutions to enhance MetLife’s policy and controls environment. This hands-on position also requires strong global collaboration skills to work with cross functional teams, to ensure that the design of cloud database technology solutions comply with MetLife’s information risk and security policies and regulatory obligations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to continuously monitor cloud database services to ensure the latest security improvements can be implemented. Ability to remediate issues around misconfigurations that might arise out of improper practices.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies/Cloud Platforms and ability to understand how security controls are implemented in the Cloud.
  • Some experience on cloud instance/storage design, provisioning and performance monitoring
  • On-prem to cloud migrations
  • Perform Technical Security Reviews, and Risk Assessments
  • Ensure all database environments at MetLife are secure and appropriately monitoring for risk and vulnerabilities.  Database environments include SQL, Oracle, MongoDB, Hadoop, Sybase, DB2, and UDB.
  • Partnering with architecture, engineering, application, security, and operational staff to identify and drive resolution on database security gaps.
  • Handling operations and maintenance, while integrating output from these tools into daily security operations.
  • Interfacing with vendors to ensure the appropriate tools, configurations, and workflows are in place.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years of solid experience with designing, implementing, supporting and scaling SQL Server.
  • Experience in Information Security domains with any of the major public Cloud platforms (Azure preferred) and ability to translate different security domains into controls.
  • Experience with Postgres/CosmosDB and other cloud databases
  • Technologist that can pick things up very quickly, be independent, and become an expert.
  • Willingness to learn. Possess strong communication skills and be able to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely.
  • Accomplished change management leader, able to operate effectively in a highly matrixed environment


  • Certification in one or more of the following technologies: Microsoft Azure Security Engineer, Google Professional Cloud Security Engineer, AWS Certified Security Specialty, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, or CISM.
  • BA/BS in related field
  • Strong record of success in supporting large scale programs, preferably in a global organization.


Business Category

IT Risk & 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 $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven 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 #: 116884


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