Solutions Architect
Location:
Herndon, VA
Posted:
July 20, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Category:
Information Technology
Reference:
47494
THE COMPANY

Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better.

Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.

For more information about Fannie Mae, visit http://www.fanniemae.com/progress

JOB INFORMATION

Plan and design methods for the optimization and integration of various forms of technology systems or policies and high level principals. Apply varied engineering and design theories to produce robust, integrated functioning of various systems, technology interfaces, and/or overarching information policies and high level principles. Assess functioning of overall technology and communications systems and end-to-end processes and to look for ways to upgrade and optimize systems and processes in the future. Work across the architecture and technology organization to ensure effective implementation, architecture compliance and conflict resolution. May participate in projects to upgrade or install workstations, networks, or software, or to assess and optimize overall functioning of technology, data and processes.

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS

  • May serve as lead or technical expert to define and maintain the architectural frameworks/patterns, processes, standards and guidelines related to systems, business or data architecture.
  • Define core and support technology, data entities, business functions and/or subject areas that transcend organizational and functional boundaries.
  • Provide technical and architectural subject matter expertise to the various development teams including communicating architectural decisions and mentoring other technical staff around the various development technologies and decisions.
  • Identify core common data shared across the enterprise and participate in enterprise wide efforts to reach common understanding of those data.
  • May serve as lead, technical expert or project manager to team(s) concerned with development, networking and/or project management to coordinate changes and support enterprise technology initiatives.
  • Conduct studies of new technologies to provide more efficient and cost effective architecture solutions
  • Oversee multiple projects in order to preserve the architectural vision and protect stakeholder interests as well as to meeet operational and financial reporting requirements
  • Confer with business units and application development staff to understand both the business and technical requirements and to define architectural constraints
  • Create performance metrics and traceability maps to determine the effectiveness of architecture solutions and facilitate governance. Keep abreast of relevant architecture best practices.
  • May review work of other team members and mentor junior architects

Qualifications:
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
  • 6 years of related experience
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
  • A minimum of 5 years in defining current and target state architectures, transition architectures and roadmaps
  • A minimum of 2 years with cloud hosting platforms and cloud based solutions
  • A minimum of 3 years with Enterprise Architecture frameworks like TOGAF, DoDAF, FEAF etc
  • A minimum of 5 years implementing Java open source frameworks (i.e., Spring, Hibernate etc.)
  • A minimum of 5 years implementing both RESTful and SOAP web services using JEE stack
  • A minimum of 5 years in selecting and integrating COTS solutions
  • A minimum of 5 years with performance optimizations such as improving scalability, availability, throughput, failover, etc
  • Ability to work with both senior management level executives and development teams
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and documentation skills
EMPLOYMENT

As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
A little about us:
We’re leading the way to provide safe, affordable, and reliable credit, so people across the U.S. have opportunities to buy, refinance, or rent homes.

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