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Senior Security Analyst

Date Posted: Apr 22, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513 Houston, TX, US, 77042 Dallas, TX, US, 75240 Charlotte, NC, US, 28277 Tampa, FL, US, 33647 Alpharetta, GA, US, 30009

Company: MetLife

This role can be done remotely / virtually from anywhere in the US - work from home


Role Value Proposition: 

The Senior Analyst, Insider Threat position is part of the Cyber Security Cyber Fraud team managing insider threat investigations globally while providing technical expertise to global incident response associates to help manage, identify, remediate, and mitigate cyber security incidents.  This role is an individual contributor role working closely with other teams within Cyber Security, IT Risk, HR, Legal, Privacy, Operations, Global Security teams, and other areas within MetLife to properly respond to Cyber Security incidents and to protect MetLife from Insider Threat and Fraudulent attacks.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement use cases for insider threat and cyber fraud monitoring
  • Detect fraudulent activity such as account takeover and credential stuffing attacks on critical applications.
  • Detect insider fraud, exfiltration, and malicious attempts by analyzing logs and utilizing detection tools
  • Administer the Cyber Fraud Team’s Splunk and XSOAR environment
  • Maintain awareness of emerging threats, especially those targeting the financial services industry 
  • Maintain runbooks and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Insider Threat and Cyber Fraud monitoring
  • Collaborate with SIU, Privacy, Legal, and AMS Ops teams on investigations
  • Identify network visibility and technology gaps to make recommendations to improve the organizations overall security posture for insider threat and cyber fraud detection
  • Must be a team player and possess strong communication skills


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Candidate must have 5+ years of combined IT and Cyber Security related work experience
  • Experience analyzing raw log files (i.e. firewall, IDS, PCAP, system logs, web application), performing data correlation, and using SIEM or log management tools
  • Strong understanding of network protocols, TCP/IP fundamentals, and security infrastructure, command line tools, and regex
  • Candidate must have 3+ years administering Splunk environment and expertise as a Splunk Knowledge Manager
  • Familiar with eDiscovery tools, processes and procedures
  • Experience with data analytics tools like PowerBI, QRadar, Splunk, XSOAR, and DLP tools
  • Experience with Fraud and Insider Threat investigations


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, information systems or related field,
  • Strong experience with Data Analytics, Splunk, QRadar and log management tools
  • Experience with machine learning techniques and big data analysis to implement automation solutions
  • Willingness to learn and have good collaboration and communication skills
  • Experience with scripting and a programming language (Python, C#, etc.)
  • Relevant industry certifications such as CISSP, CCNA-Security, Security+, GIAC, and Six Sigma


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 #: 116981


Nearest Major Market: Raleigh