Senior Director - Azure Cloud Services (hybrid, open to remote)

Reston, VA
Job Type
Contract, C2C
Senior level

Job Description

Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do helps make a home a possibility for millions of homeowners and renters. Every day offers compelling opportunities to use tech to tackle housing’s biggest challenges and impact the future of the industry. You’ll be a part of an expert team thriving in an energizing, flexible environment. Here, you will grow your career and help create access to fair, affordable housing finance.

Job Description

In this compelling leadership position, you will plan and direct the work of staff who provide overall direction with technology products and processes; assess enterprise functional needs and implement technology solutions to support; define strategic outlook; coordinate operational activities of the unit through the efforts of subordinate staff managers; coordinate operational activities of the unit through the efforts of staff managers

The Senior Director - Azure Cloud Services (hybrid, open to remote) 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:

  • Strategic Leadership:
    • Define and execute the long-term vision for our Azure cloud services portfolio.
    • Align cloud strategies with business goals, market trends, and customer needs.
    • Foster a culture of innovation, agility, and continuous improvement within the cloud services team.
  • Product and Service Development:
    • Design and implement Azure infrastructure and services for customer environments.
    • Continue to enhance and evolve our Azure platform to incorporate emerging capabilities (e.g. Copilot, Power Platform).
    • Develop availability, scalability, and performance plans for the Azure platform.
    • Collaborate with product management and engineering teams to enhance existing services and create new offerings.
  • Customer Engagement:
    • Represent the customer/partner perspective to internal teams (e.g., Engineering) to shape products and services.
    • Leverage feedback to develop strategic insights and influence product roadmaps.
    • Present business cases to program managers for feature enhancements and improvements.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Coach and mentor a high-performing team of cloud professionals.
    • Provide guidance on cloud architecture, security, and best practices.
    • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Operational Excellence:
    • Drive operational efficiency, cost optimization, and resource utilization.
    • Ensure compliance with industry standards, security protocols, and regulatory requirements.
    • Monitor service performance and address any issues promptly.
  • Vendor and Partner Management:
    • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, Security Architecture, Networks, Risk and Compliance organizations to develop state of the art solutions while adhering to risk and security controls.
    • Collaborate with Azure partners and vendors to enhance service offerings.
    • Negotiate contracts, manage relationships, and evaluate third-party solutions.



Minimum Required Experiences

  • 10+ years in cloud services, with at least 5 years focused on Azure.
  • 5+ years working in the Financial Services Industry

Desired Experiences

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; Master degree preferred
  • Certifications:
    • Azure architect, security, and engineering certifications preferred (e.g., Azure Solutions Architect, Azure Virtual Desktop, Azure Security Engineer Azure Developer) .
    • Additional certifications in project management or leadership are a plus.


Collective capabilities for leadership, including leading teams, giving feedback, facilitating meetings, and coaching and mentoring
Skilled in presenting information and/or ideas to an audience in a way that is engaging and easy to understand
Skilled in cloud technologies and cloud computing
Experience helping an organization to plan and manage change in effort to meet strategic objectives
Proven track record of leading successful cloud initiatives and driving business growth
Experience gathering accurate information to explain concepts and answer critical questions
Working with people with different functional expertise respectfully and cooperatively to work toward a common goal
Influencing including negotiating, persuading others, facilitating meetings, and resolving conflict
Excellent Relationship Management including managing and engaging stakeholders, customers, and vendors, building relationship networks, contracting, etc.
Experience identifying and selecting strategic options, and identifying resources to meet the defined objectives
Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment


Experience using SharePoint
Skilled in Excel
Skilled in Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings, development, and networking platforms
Skilled in Microsoft Teams
Strong understanding of Azure cloud architecture, security, and compliance
Strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities

Additional Information

Job REF ID: REF12954B

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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

The hiring range for this role is set forth on each of our job postings located on Fannie Mae's Career Site. Final salaries will generally vary within that range based on factors that include but are not limited to, skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and other relevant qualifications. This position is eligible to participate in a Fannie Mae incentive program (subject to the terms of the program). As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Fannie Mae offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle, and other benefits and perks that enhance an employee’s physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being. See more here.

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