Director, Database Engineering

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Cary, North Carolina
  • Posted: February 15, 2017
  • Reference ID: 41781-en_US

Job Location: Cary, NC



The Director of Database Engineering will work within our Global Enterprise Infrastructure Engineering team and provide strategic direction and leadership in the research, evaluation, design and delivery of database and related technologies including but not limited to SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, NOSQL, Data appliances, warehouse and related tools (Mongo, etc.). This role is responsible for developing and communicating a broad range of database engineering services and strategies. This role will drive the planning and design of, advanced product defect troubleshooting, software and feature testing including tool compatibility matrices, features, and best practices.


  • Directs a team of 5-10 resources who are responsible for the design, implementation, and tier 3 troubleshooting support of database technologies with full line management responsibility for direct reports & oversight of 3rd party resources.
  • Approves core database technologies, gateways, and related tool set policy changes consistent with corporate objectives & provides direction for creating and ever-greening the roadmap.
  • Interfaces with other EI&A groups to ensure database engineering alignment across operating systems, automation, monitoring, network, hardware, and systems capabilities.
  • Reviews and approves vendor proposals, maintains vendor relationships for technology alignment and roadmaps for database technologies and tools; interfaces with senior/executive management to ensure database engineering team alignment with strategic direction.
  • Responsible for financial management of, and forecast for, resources, software, hardware and projects. Reviews and manage program and project directions; creates innovation opportunities for achievement of enterprise business objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • 10+ years of related work experience in IT with knowledge of the database space (mainline RDBMS like Oracle, MS SQL, Sybase, data warehousing, big data, Mongo, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience in an IT management role required, preferably within a large corporate environment.
  • Financial acumen for strategic planning, analysis, and reporting required; MBA a plus
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) and excellent team building and relationship building skills




Enterprise Infrastructure – Engineering




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Requisition #: 41781 

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