Business Data Architect Specialist

Location: McLean, VA


Position Overview:
Do you love data? Are you looking for an opportunity to realize the vision of making it easy for everyone to know what data exists and how to get access to it? Within the Finance Office of Data Management team, we are looking for a leader who has the strategic vision, aim for execution, experienced knowledge, and people orientation to influence a large organization. To learn more about the role and our excellent benefits, please apply!
Our Impact:
• We build the Finance Business Glossary which is the authoritative source of business metadata for all Finance data, to build and foster common language across finance
• We create the Business Information Model (BIM) which is a business conceptual model of Finance data, to establish a common view of the corresponding entities, their attributes and their relationships which are shared and used across Finance
• We drive the data strategy and road map in collaboration with our IT partners for migrating our data capabilities to be Cloud-native
• We represent the Finance business in creation of a world class data platform in the cloud and lead the transition and / or modernization of existing data assets
Your Impact:
• Lead the strategic direction for the business information architecture, metadata management, business data architecture, and data strategy functions
• Lead the strategy migration approach of the Finance data ecosystem to be modernized using cloud native technologies
• Provide leadership and strategic direction on behalf of Finance business for the information lifecycle management (ILM) program, Freddie Mac’s program to adhere to and meet the data management requirements set forth by its regulator, Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
• Collaborate with business and IT partners to develop and utilize information architecture, inclusive of conceptual / logical data modeling capabilities and data lineage capabilities, in support of achieving business tactical and strategic goals and objectives
Qualifications:
• Typically has 15+ years of relevant experience and 8+ years of management experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline: or equivalent work experience
• Experience leading data modernization efforts using cloud native technologies
• Proficient and proven experience in cloud concepts including data virtualization, data lake, data ingestion, and other data architecture components
• Experience in leading a data strategy and business architecture function
• Experience with leading a metadata management function and business information modeling techniques (e.g., conceptual and logical data modeling in relational and non-relational structures)
• Experience with leading and implementing data management best practices within a business operational environment
Keys to Success in this Role:
• Love data, be people oriented, creative, flexible, an experienced communicator, and be able to balance multiple priorities
• Motivating leader who creates an environment necessary for building high performance teams
• A spirit for innovation and comfortable with challenging the status quo
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including comfort interacting with internal management and external partners
• A sense of humor