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Security Engineer

Job Location: Cary, NC


Role Value Proposition: 

The Security Engineer is responsible for executing the enterprise wide strategy to identify, develop, and implement technical security solutions to enhance MetLife’s control environment. This hands-on position requires strong collaboration skills to work with cross functional teams to ensure the design of technology solutions complies with MetLife’s information security policies, and regulatory obligations. The Security Engineer will have the ability to identify, document, and recommend security safeguards and configurations in a highly complex environment. Must have a demonstrated ability to recognize, and appropriately incorporate layered security safeguards within the network, application, and data layers from a defender’s perspective.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, recommend, develop, and implement technical security solutions to enhance MetLife’s control environment.
  • Manage security product life cycle from vendor management roadmap and QBR
  • Drive milestone planning, deployment coordination, change management, documentation, and user training of new and existing technologies
  • Work effectively with other Information Security teams and outsourcing providers to ensure technology security solutions are in alignment with organizational strategic goals.
  • Ability to work with teams around the globe.
  • Document and transition operational responsibilities to the Security Operations team.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in one or more of the following information security domains: Access Management, Cryptography, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Endpoint Security, Authentication, Cloud, Malware Analysis and Protection, Network and Perimeter Security, Incident Response, and Emerging Technologies (i.e., mobile, cloud).
  • 3+ years of IT Security Engineering experience working in an enterprise infrastructure or security architecture environment.
  • 3+ years of experience architecting and deploying Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) security solutions.
  • 3+ years of experience working with applications enabled in the cloud, mobile devices, web, and network
  • Awareness of various industry security standards and frameworks including: ISO 27001, ISF Standard of Good Practice (SoGP), NIST, etc.
  • Teamwork, collaboration, self-driven and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be an adaptable, pragmatic, and positive professional, who is comfortable in delivering clear and concise information at both a technical and managerial level.


Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems
  • Knowledge of modern enterprise and security architectures, their challenges, common approaches to overcome their challenges, and their inherent security strengths and weaknesses.
  • Desire to seek professional certifications such as: CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC, CGEIT, CRISC, CEH, or other relevant industry certification earned.


Business Category

Global Infrastructure Technology Operations – Engineering


Number of Openings



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Requisition #: 103629 

Full time
Cary, NC 27513, US