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Manager Information Security - EMEA

Date Posted: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Dublin, IE Galway, IE

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Galway OR Dublin / Flexwork


Metlife, Inc (“Metlife”) has helped generations of people around the world protect their families and finances. We are one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to our individual and institutional customers .


The Galway Technology Campus, which is located in the City Centre is a state-of-the-art, collaborative working environment where our associates focus on developing digital solutions that can be rapidly and efficiently scaled to markets around the world. Teams work across a variety IT disciplines including Software Development, Production Management, Project Management, Testing, Management and Support roles. [Delete as appropriate]


Role Value Proposition: 


The Information Security Manager, will be responsible for the oversight and execution on MetLife's Applications and Cloud Security program at a Regional level including but not limited to, driving the application security testing and flaw remediation program in region and review configurations and security of cloud technologies, as well ensure appropriate processes are developed and running as expected.  This role must have a strong understanding and experience at identifying and eliminating risks on the various cloud platforms (including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS).

This role is also responsible for team development and in addition, this person key responsibilities are:


Key Responsibilities: 

Information Security Manager, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Driving the execution of the EMEA Information Security program in region through work approaches that includes:
    1. Developing deep program policy, process and tool subject matter expertise
    2. Collaborating closely with Global program teams
    3. Support team members through training, governance and/or hands on with execution of the program in their countries as required
    4. Determine clear annual program goals and objectives
    5. Provide regular program updates to Head of Information Security in Region
  2. Provide support to local teams, including:
    1. Support Technology & Business Projects, ensuring compliance with IT Security Policies & Standards and MetLife technology stack
    2. Partner with architecture, engineering, application, security, and operational staff to identify and drive resolution on Cloud security projects and issues
  3. Coordinate Application Security review program in region, including:
    1. Conduct Security reviews and recommendation for on prem applications as well as IaaS, PaaS, & SaaS Cloud environments
    2. Monitor and support remediation of issues around misconfigurations that might arise out of improper coding practices
    3. Keep up to date and learn new technologies/Cloud Platforms and ability to understand how security controls are implemented in the Cloud
    4. Evaluate new applications architecture designs, Network Security and Encryption protocols and make recommendations
    5. Interface with vendors to ensure the appropriate tools, configurations, and workflows are in place
  4. Develop the Information Security professionals in team.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 

  1. 6+ years professional IT Risk and Information Security related experiences in Financial services.
  2. 3+ years managing technology teams.
  3. 2+ Years of Experience with any of the major public Cloud platforms (AWS/Azure/GCP) and ability to translate different security domains into controls at different layers within the cloud.
  4. Expertise and experiences in implementing & monitoring Information Security controls, practices and technology for multiple levels within an organization.
  5. IT Risk or Information Security Certification on Application or Cloud Security or similar preferred – e.g. CEH, OSCP, CCSP, CCSK, CCC-PCS, CISSP, etc..
  6. Execution and Results oriented; Ability to transparently execute against plan.
  7. Good English language skills both oral as well as written; Additional languages knowledge preferred.
  8. Good analytical and report presentation skills.
  9. Ability to work independently with a structured approach.  Strong excel, PowerPoint and Visio skills.

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. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations.  We strive to find the best candidate for all positions and a diverse range of applicants ensures we widen our talent pool in order to achieve this.  Any applicants with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, please do let us know about your reasonable adjustments to ensure that we can best meet your needs.





Business Category

GTO – Information Security Organization


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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.   


We ensure to reward and recognise our employees for their contributions and accomplishments at work.   We value our employees’ commitment to their work by offering a competitive and extensive compensation and benefits package. This includes 25 paid holidays, performance-based bonus, health insurance, income protection  and pension benefits. MetLife will also 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


Bring your true self to work every day, receive the development and support you need to perform at your best, opportunities to advance your career and surround yourself with likeminded people. Join MetLife.


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 #: 118487