Solutions Architecture Technical Lead

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 a transformation champion? Are you passionate about technology transformations? Are you looking for a career that enables you to work with the latest and greatest technologies? Do you have a demonstrable record of enabling enterprise change through architectural leadership?

The Freddie Mac Enterprise Architecture Office is seeking a portfolio lead to provide leadership and oversight associated with the Solutions Architecture for Business Applications! The candidate will be responsible for leading multiple Solutions to support Business teams of Multi Family within Freddie Mac.
You will help your team through transformation into Agile Architecture and will align with the Modern Delivery methodology!

**This position can be performed currently from a remote location in the U.S. but will require presence in a Freddie Mac office in the future.***

Our Impact:
  • Establish alignment across architecture for technology evolution
  • Establish target states that achieve identified business outcomes
  • Establish road-maps that incrementally deliver value
  • Assure alignment in execution across other architecture domains


Your Impact:

  • Introduce the overall technical vision for a particular solution by defining and establishing the solution architecture
  • Develop/Maintain Application Design pattern catalog through InnerSource
  • Define High Level Solution Intent, target state architectures and their road-maps for portfolio products by collaborating with CPOs (Chief Product Owners), POs (Product Owners), CDL (Chief Dev Lead) and other business and IT partners to ensure alignment in visions, goals and objectives.
  • Define and create reference architectures and architecture/design patterns to ensure consistent implementation of the architecture road-maps.
  • Own and drive development and maintenance of detailed solution intent, product architecture for a responsible ARTs (information, application, technology, security and deployment view points) that addresses functional and non-functional requirements and ensures alignment in implementation
  • Plan and Develop Architectural Runway in support of new business Features and Capabilities
  • Identify solution alternatives and/or new technologies to meet new business needs or solve existing business concerns, such as customer experience, operational efficiency, performance and cost effectiveness
  • Participate in pre-deployment, deployment and post-deployment activities to ensure successful deployment
  • Participate in incident resolution process to help trouble-shooting, identify issue resolution and impact assessments
  • Build Reference Application/Implementation for re-usability and accelerated adoption of new architectural standards/patterns
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture and Risk & Security groups to ensure new and existing solutions are aligned with enterprise standards
  • Partner with business and IT partners to drive product research, RFP/vendor interview from technical perspective and POCs activities for COTS solution in a buy decision and owns the responsibility to communicate business cases for TAWG/ARB approvals
  • Work with development leads on design brainstorming and design review to ensure alignment with architecture, patterns and standards
  • Work with ART members to resolve implementation issues from business or technical requirements, design, code, testing, to technology/platform


Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of demonstrated ability in Solutions Architecture and Business Application development
  • 2+ years of Cloud Architecture experience with hands-on architectural experience with modern Cloud Native architectures
  • 3+ years of relevant large-scale enterprise transformation experience as relates to architecture preferred
  • Deep knowledge of various enterprise level platforms widely used in the industry preferred
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required; Advanced degree preferred


Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Highly motivated and energetic self-starter with solid organizational and time management skills; demonstrable experience operating at high standards of quality and accuracy within a fast-paced changing environment
  • Superb communication, leadership and relationship management skills, that enable partnering with and influencing key partners in an open, collaborative environment at all levels in an organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to succinctly present complex subject matter, specifically translating technology problems/solutions to business partners
  • Technical and Architectural leadership with knowledge of both legacy and modern cloud based distributed systems


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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