Solutions Architect, Senior Technical Lead

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Jan 18, 2021
Jan 28, 2021
Full Time
At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:

Are you looking for a career thatenablesyoutowork with the latest and greatest technologies? Do you have record of enabling enterprise change and transformation through architectural leadership? The Freddie Mac Solutions Architecture Team is seeking a Senior Solutions Architect to provide architecture solutions and guide the transformation of the Securitization domain in Single Family. Apply now and learn why there's #MoreAtFreddieMac!

Our Impact:
  • Establish alignment across architecture and IT organizations on technology evolution
  • Establish target states that achieve identified business outcomes
  • Establish roadmaps that incrementally deliver value
  • Assure alignment in execution across other architecture domains

Your Impact:
  • Provide in-depth technical consultation to business partners and IT management to ensure development of efficient application systems utilizing established standards, processes and methodologies.
  • Present and communicate the solution architecture to various stakeholders, both technical and business, and be able to explain how the solution design will meet business needs
  • Ensure alignment of solution architecture to business objectives, domain roadmaps and strategic solutions, as well as to Freddie Mac's architecture principles and standards
  • Assist in creating and defining application and technical patterns as necessary
  • Create the architecture artifacts for assigned projects, including architecture assumptions and decisions, various models, risks and mitigation.
  • Conduct "as-is" analysis of existing IT systems in support of developing future state domain architecture and roadmap.
  • Identify and compare alternative solutions to determine the optimal solution that will meet business needs.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the following:
    • Advises business owners, and IT groups regarding Freddie Mac architecture guideline
    • Drives application architectural decisions for the systems under development to ensure safety and
    • Leads the applications integration and design discussions among multiple applications groups
    • Influences key decisions for the technical and infrastructure architecture.
    • Advises the system and infrastructure configuration from application scalability and resiliency perspectives.
    • Provides guidance to business counterparts, customers, and top management on requirements pertinent to the technical capability

  • 12 years of hands-on experience in solution, application, or information architecture applied to many large-scale enterprise systems.
  • 3+ years of large-scale digital transformation & Cloud migration experience as relates to architecture is preferred.
  • At least 4 years of AWS Cloud Architecture experience
  • Hands-on experience with multiple technology areas like API, Microservices, Event Streaming & Messaging, Logging & Monitoring, Databases (SQL, NOSQL), Containers, Serverless Frameworks etc.).
  • Experience working with AWS services EC2, S3, EKS, OpenShift, Lambda, etc. under DevOps practices
  • 12 years of hand-on experience in the programming language with two or more of the following Angular, Java, C++, various scripts like Python.
  • Prior experience in the primary or secondary mortgage industry is desirable
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; Advanced degree preferred

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated, possessing strong judgement with excellent decision-making skills and excellent analytical/organization/time management skills.
  • Ability to lead/influence issue resolution across various groups in the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to succinctly present subject matter, specifically translating technology problems/solutions to business partners and senior leadership as well as translating high level directives into technical approaches consumed by technical groups
  • Highly motivated and upbeat self-starter with proven organizational and time management skills; demonstrable experience operating at high standards of quality and accuracy within a fast-paced changing environment
  • Technical and Architectural leadership with knowledge of both legacy and modern cloud based distributed systems
  • Ability to influence business and IT leaders through proven collaboration skills

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Information Technology

FLSA Status:Exempt

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