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Infrastructure Solution Engineer

Date Posted: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Galway, IE Dublin, IE

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Ireland - Galway or Dublin (flexwork)


Why you should consider working at MetLife

We are a company driven by solid set of purposes, these are based around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our working culture provides flexibility and naturally WFH as standard. We are part of the Women in Finance Charter, an initiative set up by the UK’s HM Treasury. We want to benefit from the many positives that come by having more professional women throughout all levels of seniority and lines of business. Our workforce enjoy excellent benefits, including private healthcare, an excellent pension, and a host of other products to ensure you and your family are kept safe and protected.


Role Value Proposition: 

The ideal candidate would have hands-on experience using Windows/Linux/Unix OS installations and configurations along with an understanding of Agile development methodologies. The position requires a strong background in systems engineering, release engineering, the Unix/Linux and Windows operating system, and familiarity with application development and QA testing support. Additional responsibilities include conducting studies of system usage, making recommendations for improvements to the usability of automated tools, and identifying opportunities for increased adoption of orchestration technologies. Candidate would preferably have hands-on experience installing, configuring, integrating, testing, and supporting both custom built and off-the shelf automation solutions for a range of IT infrastructure and application delivery processes. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn new technologies and tools and to work closely with diverse Global Engineering teams.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide guidance and oversight in design, planning, and implementation of global and regional infrastructure initiatives.
  • The role requires close workings across multiple IT departments with Development and AMS teams to address their needs through the delivery of platforms and automation to support the Application Lifecycle
  • Management (ALM) solutions from requirements tracking, source code management, defect, and test case management to build management including continuous integration and release artifact management.
  • Co-ordinate infrastructure related activities for teams across multiple data centers in addition to overseeing the process of provisioning, obsolescence management, patching, monitoring, backup, and other related activities.
  • The candidate will work with technology partners to ensure timely delivery of commitments.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor level degree in Information Technology, Business Information Systems, or similar discipline
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role:
    • Excellent working knowledge of the following technologies:
      • Operating systems – Windows/Linux/Unix/ESXi
      • Networking - TCP/IP, TLS, DNS, HTTP(S), SSH, FTP and client-server comms
      • Cloud – Azure DevOps
      • Databases – (Oracle, My SQL, MSSQL)
      • Configuration Management – (SCCM)
      • Automation - Chef, uDeploy)
    • Administration with Windows/Linux/Unix based enterprise applications
    • Shell scripting (Perl, Python, Ruby, PowerShell, JavaScript)
    • Unix/Linux tools installations and configurations including network knowledge and database experience (Apache, Tomcat, HTTP, Oracle, MySQL)
    • Administration with Windows based enterprise applications
  • Strategic and creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills and ability to lead and work as part of a creative team
  • Attention to detail: dedication to quality and excellent documentation skills are key
  • Team Player & Hands-on work style with advanced communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience working with global teams; ability to influence as well as providing guidance and communication to such teams.
  • Proactive in nature: can-do attitude


  • Experience working with Agile development methodologies
  • Collaboration tools such as Confluence or other wiki tools
  • Knowledge of ALM Toolsets (Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Selenium, BMC Patrol, AppDynamics, Service Now), FitNesse
  • Software development experience including using Agile methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Hyperconverged systems (VxRail)Storage Area NetworksBackup Technologies (Rubrik, Avamar)


MetLife will assist in the funding of Professional Fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax. 


Business Category

GTO - Global Technology


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 is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

In order to apply for this position, you need the proper work authorization to work in the country where the position is located and not require relocation assistance.

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Requisition #: 121656