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IT Project Lead - Infrastructure

Date Posted: Jul 11, 2018

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33647

Company: MetLife

Job Location:  Tampa, FL


Role Value Proposition: 

As part of the Investments IT organization, this position will play a critical role in the coordination and oversight of key activities for infrastructure related projects within the organization.  We are looking for an experienced project leader with expertise in organizing cross-functional initiatives.  This is a dynamic, exciting role with an opportunity to collaborate globally with a multitude of teams and technologies.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Coordination of project activities required to support infrastructure initiatives impacting Investment IT application teams
  • Facilitation of project review meetings with Investment IT leads and updates to management regarding project statuses
  • Collaborate with Investment IT teams and vendor to define, submit and track infrastructure procurement and build requests
  • Coordinate server upgrade and consolidation projects, systems performance management and maintenance activities, and disaster recovery testing
  • Define, implement, and document process improvement projects and evaluate new/emerging technologies/tools for possible use within IT


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 3+ years of infrastructure management, operations, systems administration or systems engineering
  • Ability to project manage a wide variety of Cloud engineering projects, and multi-task in a challenging, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • High level of analytical problem-solving abilities and excellent communication skills – written, verbal and presentation; interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Technologies (.NET, SQL Server, Web Services, SSIS/SSRS, TFS)
  • Intermediate level knowledge of application infrastructure, networking concepts, and cloud technologies
  • Ability to manage rapidly shifting priorities and workloads
  • Understanding of inter-operational relationships of various infrastructure components of an IT infrastructure including but not limited to server systems, storage technology, network technology, information security and operational knowledge of application tools



  • Knowledge/Experience with networking, firewalls, Active Directory, FTP, TWS
  • Bachelor’s degree nice to have, related field added bonus; PMP or similar
  • Knowledge of computing platforms like HPC, Microsoft Azure and MongoDB or similar
  • Knowledge of PowerShell scripting
  • Knowledge of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) as well as software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, Iterative, Waterfall, etc.)
  • Exposure to enterprise database technology (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, or similar)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a global environment with matrix organizational management


Business Category

Investments 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 a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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Requisition #: 100476 

Nearest Major Market: Tampa