Cloud Engineer IV

  • Company: Fannie Mae
  • Location: Reston, Virginia
  • Posted: December 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 52303

Are you interested in helping solve today's most critical housing challenges? In simplest terms, Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We work at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae.

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The role of the technical engineer is to develop application design and/or design IT infrastructure components to meet business and technical requirements. IT infrastructure may include systems, middleware, database, storage and/or network infrastructure. The engineer must demonstrate the ability to efficiently code, test & certify technology platforms, software and applications. Troubleshoot, debug application(s) and/or IT infrastructure component(s) and recommend enhancements for stable operations. Maintain and patch systems, software and applications to eliminate bug fixes, security vulnerabilities and maintain technology currency of systems and applications. Document design and engineering standards; develop key performance metrics and operational guidelines for consistent & stable design, build, implement and operational processes.


  • Interface, partner, and influence stakeholders to promote simplification, standardization and innovation and to ensure risk are understood and minimized
  • Establish policies and standard operating procedures to enable consistent and repeatable execution
  • Propose appropriate changes to standards, policies, and procedure based on emerging business/technology trends and operational challenges with the existing guidelines utilizing performance metric and operational SLA
  • Plan for adequate capability on systems based on utilization metrics and planned projects to establish supply and demand forecasts
  • Design and verify the technology solution meets business and technical requirements and is in compliance with enterprise architecture guidelines, technology standards and methodology, and compliance and security standards
  • Maintain and operate the application design. It includes but not limited to monitoring, performance and capacity metrics , SLAs, resiliency and disaster recovery plans
  • Define success criteria for validation of technology solution and application designs
  • Develop and document an integrated test plan for certification of technology solutions and application design in compliance with existing best practices
  • Provide work guidance or technical assistance to less senior engineers

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required

  • 6 years of related experience

  • Expert with the ins and outs of configuring and running infrastructure and software in the cloud.
  • Expert with Azure and AWS cloud stacks and their architecture, as well as APIs and WebServices; current certifications are required.
  • Virtualization, Networking and Storage expertise is mandatory.
  • Sound operational mindset and expert on disaster recovery, high availability, failover, redundancy.
  • Experienced with DevOps culture and processes; automation and monitoring of the entire infrastructure deployment process.
  • Must have a strong technical skillset, able to think through business use cases (does this system need to scale to accommodate increased traffic?).
  • Strong scripting experience is also required.
  • Demonstrate an intellectual curiosity to learn new tools and technology in a fast pace.


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.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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