Enterprise Architecture - Cloud Security Architect - Advisor (Remote - EST)

  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Worker Classification: Hybrid

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 nations 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 contributor to our team, you will advise team members on the design and processes for implementation of components of technological structures. In this role, you will create solutions with a process-driven view, as well as devise processes for maintaining and/or updating existing structures.

The Enterprise Architecture - Architecture - Advisor 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 leading architectural security decisions for the AWS cloud infrastructure and applications. 

  • The individual must have deep understanding of technical architecture and have implemented solutions in a cloud environment compliant with NIST security frameworks. 
  • Knowledge of industry best practices around security architecture with experience in AWS security services practices.
  • This role will report to the Director of Cloud and Security Architecture and collaborate with the Teams in Engineering, Advisors and Principals of Fannie Mae’s Cloud, Information Security, and Portfolio engineering. 



Minimum Required Experiences

  • 6 years
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Desired Experiences

  • Hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas – vulnerability management, risk management, incident response, security engineering and implementation, Identity and Access Management (IAM).

  • Technical knowledge of threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures in the information security arena.

  • At least 6 years of software development, solutions architect, or cloud architect experience with focus in information security for 5 years. 

  • AWS Certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP). 

  • Demonstrated work experience in creation of architecture, architecture support for Agile implementations & Architecture Sprints. 

  • Experience in driving architecture and business innovation thought process. 

  • Clearly communicates and presents analyses and results and persuades others by supporting ideas with logical arguments/data. 

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring senior architects. 

  • Technical knowledge of AWS public cloud, cloud native design, microservices architecture, containerization and non-functional requirements. 


  • Lead security for Architecture practice in Cloud Infrastructure, Microservices and Data applications collaborating with the Single Family, Multi-Family, Capital Market and Finance Portfolio Architect peers, business and engineering.
  • Establish strategic security architecture direction for cloud service adoption, including standards and frameworks (NIST) that are aligned with overall business strategy.
  • Assess emerging technologies against security architecture to determine where they fill gaps, overlap with existing solutions or extend capabilities.
  • Candidate should have significant experience in AWS services and solution development.
  • Serve as information security subject matter expert; provide advisory and consulting services as needed.
  • Achieve security architecture compliance for : Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, data privacy requirements, as well as state and federal regulations.
  • Participate in architecture governance processes for both information security and the Enterprise.
  • Responsibilities include setting the strategy for securing infrastructure and application build, deploy, monitor, and operate applications. Candidate should have architected security in applications at scale on modern cloud native architectures (AWS).


  • Skilled in Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings, development, and networking platforms.
  • Skilled in managing firewalls, load-balancers, secure web gateways/proxies, and web-application firewalls.
  • Experience designing API security solutions.
  • Experience using vulnerability scanning and management tools.
  • Experience with risk assessment methodologies 
  • Skilled in LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol).
  • Skilled in Azure
  • Skilled in using virtualization software such as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare vSphere.

Additional Information


Job REF ID: REF10523I

In response to COVID-19, Fannie Mae has adapted our workplace and hiring processes to better safeguard our employees, candidates, and new hires. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation and Fannie Mae is committed to creating protocols for these processes that are agile and conform with federal, state, and local health administration guidance. While the company's operating status for on-site work is currently voluntary, the majority of Fannie Mae's workforce is remote until further notice. We continue to conduct all interviews and onboarding virtually. In addition, all employees who wish to come on site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and enter their vaccination information into a confidential HR system before arriving at the facility, unless they have an approved accommodation. Click here to go directly to information about accommodations.

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