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Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition:  

Under the direction of the Red Team Lead, the Junior Red Team Analyst will help develop and perform various Red Team activities and exercises, along with a series of periodic penetration tests. This role will also require advanced analytical and communication skills to interact efficiently with other internal teams and provide input to drive effective remediation across the organization. 

Key Responsibilities: 

    Basic experience in network penetration and web application testing. 

    Familiar with and safely able to use various attacker tools, techniques, and procedures. 

    Help performing Red Team exercises and testing initiatives with internal stakeholders. Perform the assessments using manual and automated techniques.

    Understand sophisticated cybersecurity attacks and their TTPs.

    Basic experience with the MITRE ATT&CK to understand and map TTPs.

    Develop comprehensive reports and presentations on Red Team activities and findings for technical and executive stakeholders. 

Essential Business Experience & Technical Skills


    Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or related field, or equivalent work experience.  

    At least 1+ years of experience in the penetration testing area.

    Strong experience in Network, web application, and infrastructure penetration testing

    Proficiency with one or more scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, and Bash to automate simple tasks.

    Strong knowledge of Unix/Linux/Mac/Windows operating systems.

    Knowledge of security controls, including access, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IPS/IDS), SIEM systems, patch management systems, etc.

    Experience with offensive tools like Metasploit, Nmap, Burp Suite, Wireshark, etc.


    Strong understanding of operating systems, network technologies, and protocols.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience documenting high-quality reports.

    Experience working in complex, diverse, and global (international) environments.

    Entry-level offensive security certifications (CEH, eJPT, etc.).

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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