Reston, Virginia

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 nations 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

In this compelling leadership position, you will plan and direct the work of a unit whose team design and implement components of technological structures, create solutions with a process-driven view, and maintain and/or update existing structures. In this role, you will coordinate business unit operational activities through the support of your team.

The Enterprise Architecture - Architecture - Senior Director 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 diverse and complex customer group needs by applying understanding of important strategic issues to the function/initiative.
  • Plan and direct the work of multiple teams in translating functional requirements into technical solutions to meet needs.
  • Oversee existing structures, as well as the implementation and ongoing monitoring of governance for their use according to requirements.
  • Direct modeling, analysis, and planning to drive functional strategy execution or define the approach toward complex or unusual business problems.



Minimum Required Experiences
  • 8 years

Desired Experiences
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent; Master degree preferred.
  • 18+ years in IT.
  • Experience working in a complex, geographically distributed working environment
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to influence engineers, peers, and senior stakeholders to consensus decisions
  • Enterprise Architecture experience
  • Collateral Risk Management domain experience
  • Designing solutions for Financial/Mortgage domain experience
  • Must have technical expertise in more than one of the following technical domains:
    • Network
    • Hosting / Cloud
    • Business Applications
    • Identity & Access Management
    • Data Management
    • Client Computing
    • Information Security
    • AWS Solution Design


Technical Strategy
  • Collaborate with domain architects, engineers, and leaders to document current state architecture, develop domain capability models, maturity assessments, and technical roadmaps
  • Contribute to the development, management, and enhancement of business capability model along maturity / optimization framework to drive enablement of the longer-term roadmap
  • Support the strategic planning process by providing input to the scope definition of strategic initiatives leveraging roadmaps, capability, etc to provide visibility to impacts, dependencies, overlaps and improvement opportunities.
  • Understands, advocates, and augments the business and IT strategies
  • Analyses of industry trends and future technology advances as input into the technical strategy.
Architecture Governance
  • Collaborate with domain architects, engineers, and leaders to develop technical standards, reference architectures, design patterns, whitepapers, and architecture decision frameworks that guide the design of technology solutions, especially those requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications across the enterprise.
  • Develop and maintain relevant Enterprise Architecture artifacts and store within the EA repository, including - current state architecture, standards, reference architectures, capability maps
  • Contribute to the architecture review process by creating validation checklists, reviewing architectural artifacts, and providing domain specific guidance to drive architectural alignment across the enterprise.
  • Defines, communicates, and documents the architecture patterns, standards, and technologies.
  • Defines metrics to measure and demonstrate architectural value.
Architecture Development
  • Collaborates with solution/technical architects to deliver architecture artifacts needed for End-to-End Architecture & Solution Architecture Approach deliverables
  • Present recommendations and solutions clearly and concisely and can focus on key points to portray the intended message or purpose
  • Analyze enterprise business context (e.g., trends and business strategy) and change requirements in other architecture viewpoints to derive the solution architecture 'future' state.
  • Apply architectural and engineering concepts to design solutions that meet operational requirements, such as scalability, maintainability, security, reliability, extensibility, flexibility, availability, and manageability.
  • Communicate and advocate for the usage of Advocate [and drive adoption] of best practices to ensure standardization of business architecture outputs across the enterprise
Community Of Practice
  • Be an ambassador of Enterprise Architecture that broadly communicates the vision, principles, and goals of the EA organization.
  • Contribute to the architecture community of practice by developing executive presentations, solutions design documentation, and point of view technology white papers and sharing them with other members
  • Research, enforce, and drive the adoption of design patterns throughout the enterprise and evangelizes best practices for solution design and development
  • Maintain contact with vendors, industry peers, and professional associations to keep informed of existing and evolving industry standards and technologies and evolving industry standards and technologies
  • Fosters and maintains good relationships with colleagues to meet expected customer service levels
  • Analyze technology trends and spur innovation


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 Salesforce CRM
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 JavaScript
Skilled in using PowerShell to automate tasks that manage Microsoft operating systems and processes
Skilled in ServiceNow to manage digital workflows
Skilled in LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
Skilled in Azure
Experience using APIs for developing or programming software
Skilled in Java
Skilled in Jenkins
Skilled in XML
Skilled in using virtualization software such as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare vSphere, or Citrix XenDesktop

Additional Information

Job REF ID: REF10653E

In response to COVID-19, Fannie Mae has adapted our workplace and hiring processes to better safeguard our employees, candidates, and new hires. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation and Fannie Mae is committed to creating protocols for these processes that are agile and conform with federal, state, and local health administration guidance. While the company's operating status for on-site work is currently voluntary, the majority of Fannie Mae's workforce is remote until further notice. We continue to conduct all interviews and onboarding virtually. In addition, all employees who wish to come on site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and enter their vaccination information into a confidential HR system before arriving at the facility, unless they have an approved accommodation. Click here to go directly to information about accommodations.

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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. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at

Reston, Virginia


We are Future Makers at Fannie Mae, and our mission is to deliver stability and affordability to America’s housing market. We help make the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage possible, and we’re passionate about increasing access to affordable housing, advancing technology to build a better mortgage process, and creating green finance products to drive environmental sustainability.

Are you a Future Maker looking to join a diverse, collaborative team? We welcome your interest in helping us tackle tomorrow’s challenges today.

We continue to hire for all open roles, with interviewing and onboarding conducted virtually until further notice.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.