RestonRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Reston jobs

Sr. Infrastructure Solution Engineer

Company: Fannie Mae
Location: Reston
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:


Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better.

Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.

For more information about Fannie Mae, visit


In general, the role of the technical engineer is to develop application design and/or design IT infrastructure components to meet business and technical requirements. IT infrastructure may include systems, middleware, database, storage and/or network infrastructure. The engineer must demonstrate the ability to efficiently code, test & certify technology platforms, software and applications. Troubleshoot, debug application(s) and/or IT infrastructure component(s) and recommend enhancements for stable operations. Maintain and patch systems, software and applications to eliminate bug fixes, security vulnerabilities and maintain technology currency of systems and applications. Document design and engineering standards; develop key performance metrics and operational guidelines for consistent & stable design, build, implement and operational processes. The selected candidate will be responsible for designing optimized infrastructure solutions for applications hosted within Fannie Mae. This will involve working closely with development leads and application architects, performing technical assessments of existing environments and working with vendors as necessary to understand the requirements of the application. The Solution Engineer is responsible for designing and documenting the infrastructure solution, calculating the costs, and justifying the solution sizing to the appropriate business needs. Appropriate designs will conform to corporate standards, and utilize shared, hosted platforms where possible. All solutions must take into account the availability and security requirements of the application and address those in a cost-appropriate manner. The successful candidate will be a recognized expert in key technologies in Unix, Windows, VMware / AWS, Database, IT infrastructure architect and/or public cloud technologies, along with the associated software technologies. Candidate should also have a solid understanding across a broad range of other infrastructure technologies including storage and networks. The candidate should possess an interest in improving their understanding of all technical areas. Strong communication and presentation skills are essential. The role is an excellent opportunity to work alongside business and development managers across the firm, to learn the portfolio of business applications at Fannie Mae and to play a key part in the design and rollout of future infrastructure solutions.

  • Produce detailed documentation describing the solution design, including the technical implementation details, and cost estimates.
  • Ensure adherence to current standards by collaborating with Enterprise Architect group and platform engineers.
  • Ensure justification is sufficient to pass internal governance.
  • Document the details in a set of work orders to enable the solution to be built correctly the first time by fulfillment team.
  • Perform consultancy engagements with application teams or business units to make recommendations on long term planning and help them to understand the direction of the FNM IT organization.
  • Perform or assist in performing environment analyses where there have been issues with performance or availability.
  • Create and optimize weekly and monthly metrics for the team.
  • Interface, partner, and influence stakeholders to promote simplification, standardization and innovation and to ensure risk are understood and minimized
  • Establish policies and standard operating procedures to enable consistent and repeatable execution.
  • Propose appropriate changes to standards, policies, and procedure based on emerging business/technology trends and operational challenges with the existing guidelines utilizing performance metric and operational SLA.
  • Plan for adequate capability on systems based on utilization metrics and planned projects to establish supply and demand forecasts.
  • Design and verify the technology solution meets business and technical requirements and is in compliance with enterprise architecture guidelines, technology standards and methodology, and compliance and security standards.
  • Maintain and operate the application design. It includes but not limited to monitoring, performance and capacity metrics, SLAs, resiliency and disaster recovery plans.
  • Define success criteria for validation of technology solution and application designs.
  • Develop and document an integrated test plan for certification of technology solutions and application design in compliance with existing best practices.
  • Provide work guidance or technical assistance to less senior engineers. EDUCATION
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
      • 6+ years of related experience
      • 6 - 10+ years of server support, engineering, or solution design experience SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS The team acts as an authoritative infrastructure system design group and covers 4 main areas:
        • Technical understanding of the infrastructure technology that support our applications.
        • Supporting the Application Development book of work.
        • Maintaining technical relationships between infrastructure teams, enterprise architect & application developers.
        • Each team member has a high level of key technology solutions in Unix, Windows, VMware / AWS, Database, Middleware, Network, Database, Storage and/or Data center process and procedures in general.
        • Projects are assigned to team members based on the application development group involved Solution engineers will work as a group to provide solutions leveraging best skills and expert from everyone. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and characteristics:
          • Thorough knowledge of operating systems, cloud technology, clustering, database, and other associated enterprise technologies.
          • Solid understanding of infrastructure architecture in high availability, scalability, resiliency and disaster recovery solution designs.
          • Experience with hardware server technologies, Cross-platform operating system experience is highly desirable.
          • Thorough knowledge of virtualization and cloud technologies, particularly VMWare ESX server & AWS.
          • Good understanding of network topology, DMZ solutions.
          • Understanding of SAN technologies and storage replication is a plus
          • Understanding of networking principles including routing, and basic protocols including multicast.
          • Ability to understand server utilization statistics, identify bottlenecks and translate application load requirements into server utilization projections. EMPLOYMENT
            As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
            Req ID: 57251

Keywords: Fannie Mae, Reston , Sr. Infrastructure Solution Engineer, Engineering , Reston, Virginia

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Other Engineering Jobs

Senior Design Engineer
Description: of Openings br br 1 br br Category br br Hidden 8723 br br OVERVIEW br br Louis Berger, a WSP Company, is a top 25 ENR firm, with offices across the US and worldwide, and a multidisciplinary (more...)
Company: Louis Berger Services, Inc.
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer, Microelectronics Packaging Design
Description: At Northrop Grumman Corporation, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in airand space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to (more...)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Rock Hall
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Front-End Engineer
Description: Let companies apply to you, not the other way around. Sign up with Hired to get access to thousands of companies currently hiring front-end developers. Want to work for a company you love Are you a Front-End (more...)
Company: Hired
Location: Abingdon
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Backend Engineer
Description: Let companies apply to you, not the other way around. Sign up with Hired to get access to thousands of companies currently hiring backend developers. Want to work for a company you love Are you a Backend (more...)
Company: Hired
Location: Glen Burnie
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Bus Mechanic (C-Repairman)
Description: Are you seeking a job where your work is rewarding and provides excellent benefits We offer more than just a paycheck We offer healthcare, dental, long term disability, flexible work schedules, paid (more...)
Company: Maryland Transit Administration
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: 08/21/2019

15N Avionics Mechanic
Description: 15N Avionics MechanicJob ID: Job Views: 11Location: GUNPOWDER, Maryland, United StatesZIP Code: 21010Job Category: AviationPosted: 08.16.2019Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35Job (more...)
Company: Army National Guard
Location: Gunpowder
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Front-End Engineer
Description: Let companies apply to you, not the other way around. Sign up with Hired to get access to thousands of companies currently hiring front-end developers. Want to work for a company you love Are you a Front-End (more...)
Company: Hired
Location: Clarksville
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Principal / Sr. Principal Mechanical Engineer (Structural Analysis)
Description: At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom (more...)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Rock Hall
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Associate Scientist/Eng. I/II - Downstream Process Development
Description: Paragon Gene Therapy, now a part of Catalent, hires people with a passion to make a difference. Your expertise, coupled with our advanced technologies and collaboration with innovative pharmaceutical, (more...)
Company: Paragon Gene Therapy, a unit of Catalent Biologics
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Reliability Engineer - 2568
Description: Reliability Engineer br br br br Provides day-to-day management and technical leadership for NASA projects by understanding how systems are designed, developed and operated, performing reliability (more...)
Company: Millennium Engineering and Integration Company
Location: Greenbelt
Posted on: 08/21/2019

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Virginia jobs by following @recnetVA on Twitter!

Reston RSS job feeds