Senior Principal Cloud Engineer

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Date Posted: May 24, 2023

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

Company: MetLife

Position: Senior Principal Cloud Architect

Job Location: Remote


The Role:
The Cloud Enablement organization is focused on ensuring that MetLife’s IT teams are equipped with the best cloud practices to enable a quick time-to-market, high levels of scalability and an optimized cost model to provide best-in-class services for our customers and partners.

The Senior Principal Cloud Architect role will be responsible for enhancing out cloud strategy, setting up a more robust CCOE (Cloud Center of Excellence), driving to the right set of services in our Cloud Catalog, building patterns for each consumption by our development teams, and for ensuring that we are leveraging all the benefits of an on-demand cloud environment while keeping our costs low, and resiliency high.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Evolve our cloud strategy to allow for ease of use of cloud services by application teams globally. This includes a more rigorous CCOE to help drive innovation in our cloud practice, while setting standards and governance of cloud usage across the globe
  • Develop and maintain a cloud catalog for all standard cloud services that are offered to dev teams, along with unit costs to help estimate start-up costs as well as run-rates
  • Help design foundational structures like Landing Zones, multi-tenancy usage and cost transparency in shared environments to allow Dev teams to be as autonomous as possible in their cloud usage
  • Develop patterns and application blueprints that allow for Dev teams to reuse standard designs and tie them into their DevOps pipelines for easy provisioning and management
  • Drive an automation mindset to all cloud services that are offered, and ensure that consumption of services is devoid of manual engagements or requests (as long as they conform to ML cloud standards)
  • Work with a cross-functional group of partners from Infrastructure, Security, CIO teams and business teams to drive modernization of MetLife’s applications and services, by leveraging cloud practices as a catalyst


Key Relationships:

Reports to: VP, Platforms & Engineering

Key Stakeholders: CIO teams (application development); InfoSecurity; Enterprise Architecture; Global Infrastructure; Global Technology Services;


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in cloud and infrastructure engineering in a large enterprise
  • 5+ years of Experience with cloud service providers such as Azure (mandatory), AWS & GCP (preferred)
  • Hands-on experience with Azure services including subscription management, modern compute services (Kubernetes, serverless, functions), security functions for a regulated industry and data services, to name a few
  • Working knowledge of resiliency and disaster recovery patterns (HA, active-active, etc)
  • Experience in setting up a large-enterprise oriented FinOps practice
  • Ability to build, deliver, and operate complex cloud-native systems.
  • Proven Agile, Lean, DevSecOps/DevOps knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to details.
  • Excellent professionalism and time/task management skills with ability to establish strong relationships.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights.
  • Proven cross-functional leadership skills to motivate and inspire the team.



  • Background working in Financial Services, Insurance and/or Banking experience.
  • Hands-on technology driver who is motivated to create innovative solutions to unique problems.


MetLife Success Principles

  • Experiment with Confidence – Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
  • Act with Urgency – Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
  • Seek Diverse Perspectives – Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
  • Seize Opportunity – Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Champion Inclusion – Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
  • Create Alignment – Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
  • Take Responsibility – Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
  • Enable Solutions – Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
  • Deliver What Matters – Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments


The wage range for applicants for this position is $154,700 to $206,300. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation and stock-based long-term incentives. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.

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 $579.8 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2022. We are ranked #50 on the Fortune 500 list for 2022. In 2022, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the seventh 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 2022 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.


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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.
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