Enterprise Architecture - Business Architecture - Lead Associate

Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to modernize the nation's housing finance system while being part of an inclusive team using new, emerging technologies. Here, you will help lead our industry forward, enhance your technical expertise, and make your career.

Job Description

As a valued colleague on our team, you will provide expert guidance on monitoring business problems and/or opportunities, including process improvement, system enhancement, and training. In this role, you will support the development, networking, and/or project management of strategic business objectives.

The Enterprise Architecture - Business Architecture - Lead Associate role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:
  • Provide hands-on portfolio architecture; ability to work with minimal supervision and deliver value in an agile environment with ambiguity; gain trust of business partners, leverage architecture methodologies and services to get results; able to be counted on for clear and timely delivery.
  • Partner with business and technology leads to set transformation goals and objectives to launch key initiatives.
  • Understand and suggest updates to architecture reference models.
  • Develop and/or maintain business vision, strategic plans including the design of transformation roadmap with clear milestones, workstreams, and owners.
  • In partnership with business sponsors and leads, envision, plan, implement, communicate, promote and update the target business architecture over multiple time horizons.
  • Fully articulate current and target state business design using capability models, process models, operating models and motivation models.
  • Lead discovery sessions with SME's and stakeholder groups to formulate business outcomes, metrics, customer journeys, customer experience and requirements for solving complex business problems.
  • Help build a culture of learning and innovation with a focus on learning more about Single Family housing, industry trends, changing market, legal and regulatory landscapes to influence strategic decisions.



Minimum Required Experiences
  • 4 years
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

Desired Experiences
  • 6+ years of experience in business architecture, business process mapping, and working closely with enterprise architecture and internal stakeholders.
  • Significant experience delivering business architecture in increments to support agile teams and faster speed to market.
  • Strong process flow mapping, design and graphical experience required.
  • Data driven and proficient with MSO365 Application Suite - Teams, Visio, Visualization tools.
  • Strong leadership, communication, facilitation and relationship skills.
  • Thought leadership and intellectual curiosity.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and execute competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Business Insight including advising, designing business models, interpreting customer and market insights, forecasting, benchmarking, etc.
  • Influencing including negotiating, persuading others, facilitating meetings, and resolving conflict.
  • Risk Assessment and Management including evaluating and designing controls, conducting impact assessments, identifying control gaps, remediating risk, etc.
  • Experience helping an organization to plan and manage change in effort to meet strategic objectives.
  • Business Process Management including business process modeling, process design and implementation, etc.
  • Skilled in presenting information and/or ideas to an audience in a way that is engaging and easy to understand.
  • Skilled in documentation and database reporting for the purposes of analysis, data discovery, and decision-making with the use of relevant software such as Crystal Reports, Excel, or SSRS.
  • Working with people with different functional expertise respectfully and cooperatively to work toward a common goal.
  • Skilled in creating visual concepts, creating content, and editing content by hand or with the help with computer software to communicate ideas.
  • Skilled in supporting, controlling, monitoring, and management of large, complex, and sometimes geographically-dispersed IT infrastructure and applications in order to optimize IT service delivery


Skilled in ARIS Express
Skilled in HOPEX
Experience using JIRA
Skilled in Microsoft Teams
Skilled in using OneNote
Skilled in Visio
Experience using SharePoint
Skilled in Excel

Additional Information

Job REF ID: REF6282A

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Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at careers_mailbox@fanniemae.com.