This Principal Engineer will use their unique experience in Data Center and Cloud technologies to complete the transformation of MetLife’s Data Center Infrastructure into the Software Defined, Continuously Integrated and Deployed, Service Oriented business resource that MetLife’s Digital Strategy requires. We’re looking for a confident technical leader who has accomplished much and intends to do more; a teammate who is as passionate about learning as they are leading. The ideal Engineer would have a deep background in the traditional Data Center technologies, as well as, demonstrated experience in Cloud, Containers and Automation. This Engineer will need to rapidly learn our Networking, Virtualization and Compute environments; aligning with other engineers who are managing major efforts in all these spaces. While supporting these efforts, this Engineer will work to define and implement both tactical and strategic Automation capabilities that will enhance the visibility and efficiency of our Converged Infrastructure.
Continues to implement MetLife’s SDN strategy with Cisco ACI, expanding its scope, delivery and integration
Becomes expert resource regarding MetLife’s current Virtualization Footprint, Initiatives and Strategy
Leverages Automation skills, tools and software development methodologies to transform Met’s Data Center components into Software Defined Infrastructure.
Acts as technical authority on Data Center network technologies and provides 3rd level support to Network Operations team for project delivery and problem escalations
Becomes trusted coach and trainer to Operations staff who manage the Virtualization Footprint
Continuously identifies, reviews, and recommends potential opportunities for enterprise cost-savings, service quality improvement, and operational efficiency.
Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
10+ years of work experience in Virtualization, Networking, Cloud and Container technologies.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and written/oral communication skills
Experience in DevOps, Software Development, Automation and Orchestration tools and frameworks.
Experience with Ansible and Python and other automation tools and programming
Specific Product experience with Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus 9k, 7k, 5k, 2k and Catalyst 6500 platforms
Specific experience with Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon AWS
Experience with Palo Alto Firewalls and Citrix Netscaler Load-Balancers
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline
Experience working with Data Center Storage and SAN technologies.
MetLife, Inc. is the holding corporation for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, better known as MetLife, and its affiliates. MetLife is among the largest global providers of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, with 90 million customers in over 60 countries.