Data Architect IV
Fannie Mae 319 reviews - Washington, DC

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Plan and design methods for the optimization and integration of various forms of technology systems or policies and high level principals. Apply varied engineering and design theories to produce robust, integrated functioning of various systems, technology interfaces, and/or overarching information policies and high level principles. Assess functioning of overall technology and communications systems and end-to-end processes and to look for ways to upgrade and optimize systems and processes in the future. Work across the architecture and technology organization to ensure effective implementation, architecture compliance and conflict resolution. May participate in projects to upgrade or install workstations, networks, or software, or to assess and optimize overall functioning of technology, data and processes.


May serve as lead or technical expert to define and maintain the architectural frameworks/patterns, processes, standards and guidelines related to systems, business or data architecture.

Define core and support technology, data entities, business functions and/or subject areas that transcend organizational and functional boundaries.

Provide technical and architectural subject matter expertise to the various development teams including communicating architectural decisions and mentoring other technical staff around the various development technologies and decisions.

Identify core common data shared across the enterprise and participate in enterprise wide efforts to reach common understanding of those data.

May serve as lead, technical expert or project manager to team(s) concerned with development, networking and/or project management to coordinate changes and support enterprise technology initiatives.

Conduct studies of new technologies to provide more efficient and cost effective architecture solutions

Oversee multiple projects in order to preserve the architectural vision and protect stakeholder interests as well as to meeet operational and financial reporting requirements

Confer with business units and application development staff to understand both the business and technical requirements and todefine architectural constraints

Create performance metrics and traceability maps to determine the effectiveness of architecture solutions and facilitate governance.Keep abreast of relevant architecture best practices.

May review work of other team members and mentor junior architects

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required


6 years of related experience


Hands-on experience in all layers of enterprise data architecture (TDS, ODS, EDW, Data Marts, Business Intelligence, Data Quality, Metadata, Master Data, Data Access and provisioning, Data Security and Data Governance)

Knowledge of XML technologies (such as XSD/XSLT)

Data integration and access patterns

Service oriented architecture as it related to vending shared data

Representation of architecture in relevant artifacts effectively and presentation of the same to varied audience ranging from developers to senior management

Expertise in one or more of the architecture methodologies such as TOGAF, Zachman, Federal Enterprise Architecture etc


As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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