Solution Architect Tech Lead

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Posted
Jun 20, 2017
Closes
Jul 20, 2017
Ref
7291BR
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time
Position Overview
This position is a Solution Architecture Tech Lead supporting the development and maintenance of information system architectures within Freddie Mac’s Investments and Capital Markets (I&CM) Business Transformation Office (BTO). The Solution Architect assists technical teams and business stakeholders in resolving complex problems through innovative, comprehensive, and practical solutions. As a Tech Lead, the architect will operate independently and interact with key stakeholders with limited reliance upon senior architectural staff. Responsibilities include:
* Create and maintain application system architectures across the business, data, application, and technology domains
* Document architectural activities throughout the project lifecycle: architecture patterns, decisions, rationales, and other traditional architectural artifacts
* Identify, evaluate, and recommend alternative solutions to meet business needs
* Collaborate with business owners, delivery teams and vendors to align solution architectures with business objectives and established architectural guidelines
* Operate across multiple layers of business and technical stakeholders to identify and resolve architectural issues
* Establish and maintain technical credibility with business counterparts and technology leadership

Basic Requirements
* Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative field such as statistics, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or financial engineering
* 15+ years of technology experience incorporating:
o Hands-on experience in common technologies such as Web Service APIs and techniques, J2EE Integration and EAI products, ESB and messaging services, .NET, and DBMS-related offerings
o System programming utilizing multiple languages
o Broad working knowledge in multiple disciplines such as application middleware, database servers, infrastructure platforms, security products, ETL solutions, rule engines and BI tools
* 5+ years of architectural experience:
o Analyzing business requirements and documenting technical requirements
o Architecting appropriate technology solutions
o Enabling strategic transformations, including current/future state assessments and transitional roadmaps
o Interacting directly with business and technology stakeholders
o (Preferred) Designing large scale, distributed enterprise applications
* Strong presentation and communication skills

Preferred Skills
* Graduate degree in a quantitative field, or equivalent work experience
* Relevant industry certifications (e.g., TOGAF, ITIL), or equivalent work experience
* Experience in GSE and/or Capital Markets environments

Closing Statement
Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.