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Description and Requirements

Title: AVP, Detection & Response  

Location: Cary, NC

Setting: Hybrid

Reports to: VP, Cyber Security

Travel: 0 to 10%


The Team You Will Join

This role reports into the Cybersecurity team within Global Security. The team is responsible for preparing for, detecting and responding to cyber threats against MetLife. The team manages both offensive and defensive cybersecurity tools and technology and operates 24x7x365 globally. The team works closely with other teams both in Global Security and Global Technology to ensure MetLife networks and systems are built and maintained in defensible manner.

The Opportunity

The AVP of Detection and Response is a global role responsible the strategy, oversight and execution of multiple functions related cybersecurity detection and response. This role is critical to protecting the company from cyber threats and requires a combination of in-depth technical expertise and highly effective organizational skills. The candidate must have strong leadership, communication and influencing skills and should be capable of leading a team in times of crisis.  


How You’ll Help Us Build a Confident Future (Key Responsibilities)

  • Define and execute a strategy for evolving MetLife’s Computer Incident Response Team (MET-CIRT) into a modern “Detection and Response” organization responsible for the entire lifecycle of security monitoring detection and response.   
  • Provide day-to-day management & oversight for the ~45-member Detection & Response Team 
  • Serve as incident commander for major cybersecurity incidents and cyber-crisis.
  • Manage a Detection Engineering Team to produce tailored security detection & prevention capabilities ensuring comprehensive coverage against the MITRE ATT&CK framework.
  • Drive extensive uptake in incident response automation using SOAR platform to automate actions and playbooks.
  • Analyze incident trends and threat intelligence to identify patterns and root causes to provide decision support for the Cybersecurity and the overall large Global Security organization.
  • Maintain governance over documentation, including management and updates of relevant policies, procedures, standards, runbooks, playbooks, and similar, making updates to stay aligned with evolving requirements and threats.
  • Report metrics and scorecards to measure effectiveness and efficiency of detection and response capabilities.
  • Mentor, coach, and develop talent within the team.
  • Drive fusion, integration and collaboration with MetLife  Security Operations Center, Fraud and Insider Risk Management, Infrastructure Security, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cyber Threat Defense Engineering teams


What You Need to Succeed (Required Qualifications)


  • 8+ years of people leadership experience
  • 10 + years progressive experience in cybersecurity with a focus on incident response
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity or related field
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people in a global financial services enterprise required
  • Advanced security certifications including CISSP/CISM and SANS GCIA/GCIH
  • The candidate must have hands-on experience within Incident Response as well as strategic/operational experience leading a team.
  • Ability to write clear strategy and process documentation and experience championing new initiatives
  • Ability to lead thru influence, bring people together and effectively resolve conflicts
  • Experience hiring, managing, developing and retaining top cybersecurity talent 


The wage range for applicants for this position is $157,800 to $210,400. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation and stock-based long-term incentives. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.

Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, 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 individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
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