AVP, Senior Principal Cloud Engineer

Job Location: Cary, NC

Department: Global Technology & Operations (GTO)

The Role : The AVP, Sr. Principal Cloud Engineer will provide leadership and guidance to engineering team on Cloud technology standards, best practices, and implementation patterns. This role will set technology strategies across IT ecosystems in alignment with business outcomes and industry trends.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop, maintain, and cultivate strong customer relationships at all levels, with special emphasis on architects and executive level IT leaders
  • Articulate industry trends and act as a technical/trusted advisor across enterprise business units, IT and partners
  • Lead the infrastructure design and planning for enterprise class, large, complex, cross domain technology projects globally
  • Develop, influence, and evangelize emerging technology trends to drive innovation, support business transformation and evolve culture
  • Influence and drive technology selection process across enterprise IT capabilities, including, vendor/solution evaluation, Proof of Concepts, pilots, and support developing of the business cases
  • Create or tailor infrastructure reference architectures, design documentation, hardware/software bill of materials (BoMs) and other design or project artifacts.
  • Work with the business and other non-technical resources to provide financial guidance and forecasting based on technical requirements
  • Create logical infrastructure designs for complex projects that span the multiple infrastructure technologies and will work closely with implementation teams, project managers and stakeholders

Key Relationships:
  • Reports to: Vice President, Engineering
  • Key Stakeholders: Head of Engineering, Head of Operations, CTO's, CIO's

Candidate Qualifications:

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
  • 10+ years IT infrastructure across data centers and public cloud experience
  • 7+ years infrastructure solution design experience especially in large distributed environments involving n tier architecture infrastructures, ITIL processes, service delivery and defining strategy
  • 5+ years of experience of developing technology business cases with financial assessments, value drivers and execution capabilities
  • Experience designing, planning, and deploying application ecosystems of capabilities across data center/cloud infrastructure in support of large scale, custom developed applications.
  • 5+ years of in-depth exposure to at least three of the following:
    • Public cloud (Azure, Google)
    • Familiarity with IaaS, PaaS and SaaS constructs across relevant technology domains
    • Cloud and Data Center security & application services (proxies, SSO, AuthN/Z, AD, LDAP, DNS)
    • Advanced networking (SDN, Firewalls, Network Security, Global/Load Balancing)
    • Hybrid Cloud and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (Compute, Storage, Network, Automation & Orchestration, VCF, VXRAIL)
    • API, Automation, DevOps, IAC (Terraform, AzDo, ARM, APIM, YAML/JSON/Python)
    • Platform services - Web/Middleware/DB, Container and Micro Services solutions (Docker, Kubernetes, AKS, GKE, Service Mesh, monitoring)
    • Comprehensive solution design skills across all elements of Data Center and Public Cloud infrastructure aligning to application characteristics
  • 5+ years team leadership, supervisory or other management experience
  • Ability to influence and drive technology innovations, execution and adoption at an enterprise level, globally.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience; Advanced degree preferred

MetLife Success Principles
  • Experiment with Confidence - Courageously learn and test new ideas without fear of failure
  • Act with Urgency - Demonstrate speed to action with agility and determination
  • Seek Diverse Perspectives - Source ideas and feedback to expand thinking and make informed decisions
  • Seize Opportunity - Drive responsible growth and identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Champion Inclusion - Foster an environment where everyone is valued, heard, and can speak up
  • Create Alignment - Partner with others across the organization with candor and transparency
  • Take Responsibility - Be accountable and act in pursuit of the right outcomes
  • Enable Solutions - Anticipate and address obstacles while managing risk
  • Deliver What Matters - Execute meaningful priorities and follow through on commitments


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 www.metlife.com to learn more about our brand, history, and values.

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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.

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Requisition #: 119265