**Job Location:** Cary, NC
**Role Value Proposition:**
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.
Global Infrastructure Technology Operations - System Engineering
**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 #: 107958
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