Job Description


You have goals, dreams, hobbies and things you’re passionate about.

What’s Important to You Is Important to Us
We’re looking for people who not only want to do meaningful, challenging work, keep their skills sharp and move ahead, but who also take time for the things that matter to them-friends, family and passions. And we’re looking for team members who are passionate about our mission-making a difference in military members’ and their families’ lives. Together, we can make it happen.

Don’t take our word for it.

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• Forbes® 2022 The Best Employers for New Grads
• Forbes® America’s Best Employers
• Newsweek Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces
• Fortune Best Workplaces for Women
• Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®
• Computerworld® Best Places to Work in IT

Basic Purpose

To support Navy Federal’s IT governance processes, including, but not limited to, its Architecture Review Board, Design Review Board, other specific domain review boards, integrations with non-IT reviews, Enterprise standards and other various governance processes. Facilitate the governance process, which may involve vetting and helping create proposals for new technology, creating and reviewing presentation decks, capturing and tracking metadata around pending/approved/denied requests, and scheduling. Work with requestors, Enterprise Architects and other division employees to verify that requestors have completed basic preparation and due diligence and met all required governance prerequisites.


• Help facilitate various Navy Federal’s governance intake processes, including vetting proposed presentations, capturing data regarding proposals, and scheduling
• Work with requestors and Enterprise Architecture team members to verify solutions have completed prerequisites and requirements prior to scheduling reviews
• Validate adherence to architectural reference patterns
• Provide review and input into enterprise architecture standards and architectural reference patterns
• Provide oversite to domain specific governance boards or domain specific reviews
• Provide input to the maturation and improvement of IT governance as a whole
• Present and educate employees information about existing governance processes and upcoming changes
• Assist projects and efforts through the various governance processes at Navy Federal
• Prepare meeting notifications, invitation lists, meeting agendas and outcome artifacts
• Understand Enterprise technology standards and how they apply to incoming review requests, providing feedback to requestors
• Provide forward-thinking technical expertise and thought leadership in current and emerging technologies, development practices, market trends and best practices
• Document, manage, and follow up on critical action items as a result of the ARB meetings and associated decisions


• Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
• Experience serving in the role of an IT and/or Business Architect supporting various functional and technical domains across medium to large-scale enterprises to achieve strategic and organizational goals
• Experience with Service Oriented Architectures
• Experience with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) v.9 or relevant architecture framework
• Experience in utilizing various development and operations framework methodologies including Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and/or Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
• Experience in communicating technical concepts and practices effectively at all levels, including non-technical audiences, adjusting as needed to a target audience
• Experience in translating business needs and requirements into comprehensive, useful, and clear architecture designs (e.g., logical architecture, system interaction, etc.) and artifacts
• Experience in developing business and/or technical architecture diagrams
• Experience in facilitating review and validation of architecture designs by technical and non-technical audiences
• Experience in interpreting and translating architecture designs into IT solutions to achieve specific business outcomes
• Experience in performing various forms of analysis including systems analysis, business process analysis and/or Architectures Fit/Gap analysis
• Exposure to managing multiple priorities independently and/or in a team environment to achieve goals
• Effective skill using analytical and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve technical challenges and identify patterns of software quality and reusability
• Effective skill using creative and innovative thinking to create original concepts and approaches for various projects and stakeholders
• Effective skill to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms
• Effective skill building effective relationships through rapport, trust, diplomacy and tact
• Effective organizational, planning and time management skills
• Effective skill communicating with all levels within an organization
• Effective verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
• Effective word processing, spreadsheet, diagramming, and presentation software skills
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team within a matrixed environment
• Ability to deliver presentations to virtual and in-person teams


• Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
• Certification in TOGAF, COBIT, Microsoft AZURE Solution Architect, or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), etc.
• Familiarity with banking and financial industry standards and practices
• Familiarity with regulatory and compliance-related mandates such as CCPA and GDPR
• Familiarity with Navy Federal functions, philosophy, operations and organizational objectives

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Location: 820 Follin Lane, Vienna, VA 22180 | 5550 Heritage Oaks Dr. Pensacola, FL 32526 | 141 Security Dr. Winchester, VA 22602 | Remote

Navy Federal is now hybrid! Our standard enterprise requirement for a hybrid schedule is to report on-site 4-16 days each month. The number of days reporting on-site will ultimately be determined by the employee’s leadership and business unit needs. You will learn more throughout the hiring and on boarding process.

Salary Range: $109,900 – $206,800 annually

Navy Federal Credit Union assesses market data to establish salary ranges that enable us to remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range, based on your experience, location and market position.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace. Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans. EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

All employees are expected to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols.


Navy Federal reserves the right to fill this role at a higher/lower grade level based on business need. An assessment may be required to compete for this position.

Bank Secrecy Act

Remains cognizant of and adheres to Navy Federal policies and procedures, and regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act.

Employee Referrals

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