Architect - Tech Lead (Temp to Perm)

Location: McLean, VA

Position Overview
Client's Enterprise Business Technology Office organization provides support to the business areas for delivery of programs and applications. This includes partnering with the business to coordinate planning, solutioning, and delivery of IT capabilities. In addition to championing and empowering our business partners, the BTO organization takes steps to improve efficiency and effectiveness across the organization. We are actively growing our team to support the Enterprise Operations department and are seeking a motivated candidate to fill an Architect position, a role which:

•    Identifies and compares alternative solutions to determine the optimal solution that will meet business needs.
•    Ensures alignment of solution architecture to business objectives, roadmaps and strategic solutions, as well as to Freddie Mac’s architecture principles and standards
•    Works on unusually complicated problems and provides solutions that are highly creative and ingenious.
•    Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.
•    Engages with external industry experts, technology suppliers and market analysts to bring insight to the strategy and to keep Freddiemac up to date with industry and market advancements/innovations.
•    Participates in the development and maintenance of application system architecture and conducts business information flow studies.
•    Creates the architecture document for assigned projects, including architecture patterns, decisions, and rationale for those decisions
•    Conducts system architecture studies of new and existing IT systems to permit development of integrated systems.
•    Defines future architecture enhancements, i.e. logical evolutions of the system
•    Presents and communicates the solution architecture to various stakeholders, both technical and business, and can explain how the solution design will meet business needs
•    Assists in creating and defining application and technical patterns to be used for business events, as necessary
•    Acts as counselor to business counterparts, customers, and top management on requirements pertinent to the technical capability
•    Evaluates system scalability and recommends improvements.  
•    Understands and applies change principles to identify architectural risks and technology debt.
•    Provides in-depth technical consultation to clients and IT management to ensure development of efficient application systems utilizing established standards, procedures and methodologies. 
•    Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. Determines and pursues courses of action essential in obtaining desired outcomes
•    Provides leadership and guidance in the following:
•    Advises external vendors, business owners, and IT groups regarding Freddie Mac architecture guidelines
•    Drives application architectural decisions for the systems under development
•    Leads the applications integration and design discussions among multiple cross functional groups (Information Security, Enterprise Risk, Engineering)
•    Influences key decisions for the technical and infrastructure architecture.
•    Advises the system and infrastructure configuration from application performance, scalability, and capacity perspective.
•    Provides guidance to business counterparts, customers, and top management on requirements pertinent to the technical capability
•    10 years of hand-on experience in
•    Modern programming languages and frameworks such as JEE, .NET, Python, Angular, Spring
•    Integration technology patterns and platforms including Web Services, REST API, Messaging, and ETL with related technologies like XML and JSON
•    Database technologies like RDBMS, NoSQL, Hadoop
•    Containerized infrastructure, Micro Services and DevOps principles
•    Cloud computing inclusive of PaaS, IaaS, and IPaaS
•    Business process automation / management
•    Reporting and analytical tools such as MicroStrategy, Essbase, Tableau
•    In depth experience architecting solutions that are: Secure, Resilient, Scalable, Transformative
•    Strongly preferred domain experience in: Finance, Treasury / Payment Processing, Identity Access Management, Information Lifecycle Management, Business Resiliency / Disaster Recovery.
•    Preferred: Knowledge of Mortgage Industry and Freddie Mac's role in the Industry
•    Familiar with architecture framework and practices, such as TOGAF.
•    Strong verbal and written executive level presentation.
•    Strong work ethic, self-motivated, independent, and works with minimal direction.