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Enterprise Architecture – Architecture – Advisor

Fannie Mae

This is a Full-time position in Fairfax, VA posted October 14, 2021.

Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made.

The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans.

Every day offers compelling opportunities to modernize the nation’s housing finance system while being part of an inclusive team using new, emerging technologies.

Here, you will help lead our industry forward, enhance your technical expertise, and make your career.



Job Description

As a valued contributor to our team, you will consult with leadership, management and technical teams to ensure the on-going and proper alignment of enterprise technological capabilities with business capabilities.  In this role, you will collaborate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders to develop and operationalize new strategies, architectures, patterns, solutions, processes, and procedures with a business-driven perspective, in addition to maintaining and/or updating existing structures.
The Enterprise Architecture (EA) Strategy and Governance Advisor plays a critical role providing leadership, working with our stakeholders inside and outside of COO to define/drive the future state architecture strategy while supporting strategic initiatives This role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:
Determine the needs of diverse and complex customer groups by applying understanding and resolution of complex or unusual business problems.

Translate functional requirements into technical solutions, and may lead matrixed teams.

Oversee existing structures, as well as the implementation and ongoing monitoring of governance.

Perform modeling, analysis, and planning to solve technical business problems and identify gaps, opportunities and risks.


Minimum Required Experiences

6 years Bachelor degree or equivalent

Desired Experiences
10 years of experience in Enterprise Architecture relevant to Technology Strategy, establishing Architecture Blueprints and Governance.

Strong expertise in emerging technologies related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud, Microservices, APIs and Event based architecture.

At least 3 years’ experience in AWS or Azure cloud development including legacy cloud migration.

Minimum 3 years of experience in Scaled Agile Software Development processes like SAFe.

Excellent leadership, communication and collaboration skills.

Change agent who can think Out of the Box and drive alignment across the Enterprise.

Create, manage changes and govern EA Standards, Policies, Procedures and Guardrails.

Evolve and mature Enterprise Reference Models along with facilitating pattern development, usage tracking and governance.

Drive Software Tools rationalization across the Enterprise by collaborating with partner organizations and enable cost savings and risk mitigation.

Evolve Enterprise Business Capability model, Process Taxonomy and drive Business Architecture standards across the business portfolio.

Partner with Business and Technical Process owners to identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and help optimize the processes enabling faster Time to Market and lowering Total Cost of Ownership.

Establish Reference Architectures, Composite Patterns and run Proof of Concepts on emerging technologies that can accelerate agile software delivery process.

Lead Enterprise Business Architecture Functions partnering with peers, business and technical stakeholders and development teams.

Plan and design methods for the optimization and integration of various technology platforms, policies, and principles that lead to target state implementation.

Produce robust, integrated functioning of various systems and technology interfaces.

Collaborate cross-functionally within the architecture and technology organizations and influence key stakeholders to ensure effective implementation, architecture compliance and conflict resolution.

Maintains knowledge on business and technology trends that impact the business environment.

Acts as a link between business and technical experts when designing technology solutions, while attending governing forums.

Ensures that technology investments enhance business capabilities and execute on business objectives and outcomes.

Creates business models and roadmaps and assess capability and process gaps between the current and future states.

Skilled in Kubernetes to automate application deployment, scaling, and management.

Skilled in Visio Skilled in Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings, development, and networking platforms Experience using JIRA Experience using VMWare Skilled in using Enterprise Architect Skilled in Python object-oriented programming Skilled in Docker Skilled in using storage software such as NetApp, Nimble, and Pure Storage Skilled in using PowerShell to automate tasks that manage Microsoft operating systems and processes Skilled in ServiceNow to manage digital workflows Skilled in ARIS Experience using APIs for developing or programming software Skilled in Java Skilled in Jenkins Skilled in using virtualization software such as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare vSphere, or Citrix XenDesktop


Additional Information

Job REF ID: REF6648E

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Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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