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Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife is a leader in providing insurance and protection products to customers around the globe. MetLife has undertaken a digital transformation journey to deliver innovative and industry-leading digital solutions, employing cutting-edge cloud and engineering technologies, and agile development practices. As an Enterprise Application Security Specialist, you will be a critical member of a dedicated team, providing solution and domain architecture services for digital and legacy projects around the globe. You will have the opportunity to drive innovative solutions using cutting-edge technologies, and you will have the responsibility to ensure that systems are designed with security, resilience, and performance in mind.


The Enterprise Application Security Specialist defines and communicates the system and business capabilities, services, technologies, quality attributes, and design required to implement a solution that represents an intersection of MetLife’s Business, Information, Application, Governance, and Technology domains.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Domain expertise in Application/User Security and Cloud Technologies/Architectures.
  • Responsible for creating, analyzing, and communicating system architectures, application design patterns, and reference architectures/standards. 
  • Work closely with software engineers, security professionals, infrastructure engineers, and other Enterprise Architects in validating and implementing proposed solutions.
  • Collaborate with other architects to ensure the integrity of solutions to reference architectures and standards.
  • Leads or participates in matrix team projects as assigned. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • 2+ years’ experience in Architecture or Information Security and strong technical experience with building enterprise-scale security solutions.
  • IDaaS, Web Application Management, and API Security experience are a must.
  • 2+ years of experience with security architecture including hands-on knowledge of SAML 2.0, oAuth, OpenID Connect, SSO, Multi-Factor Authentication, cloud security, etc.
  • 2+ years of knowledge with Cloud Computing platforms with preferred experience in Azure.
  • Knowledge or hands-on experience with Ping Identity and Azure Active Directory.
  • Demonstrated expertise in security, operational, and resiliency architecture principles.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with focused attention to detail, as well as demonstrated professionalism and time/task management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to apply analysis to actionable insights.



  • Generative AI Security experience.
  • Agile and DevSecOps experience.
  • Threat Modelling experience.
  • Demonstrated influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, especially in insurance and financial industries and systems.
  • IT Experience in enterprise-scale organizations in an architecture role.
  • Knowledge of multiple architecture disciplines, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.


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.

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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