Quantitative Analytics Manager

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Posted
Sep 18, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Ref
7707BR
Function
Analyst, Management
Hours
Full Time
Position Overview
Freddie Mac’s Enterprise Risk Management Division is currently seeking a Model Validation Manager to evaluate and manage risks associated with the company’s models, including interest rate models, mortgage and derivative valuation models, and economic capital models. Responsibilities include:
* Assess model risks by performing detailed model validation reviews, evaluating performance thresholds, researching model approaches, creating alternative models and other means.
* Report findings to model owners and management, and ensure those findings are addressed appropriately.
* Make expert recommendations to Senior Management about proposed new models or model changes, and advise them on quantitative and theoretical issues.
* Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
* Acts as an advisor to subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
* Monitoring and reporting on model performance
* Provide assessments of model risks
* Working with model developers and users to manage model risks
* Follow Model governance requirements and monitor compliance with model governance requirements.

Basic Requirements
* PhD in a quantitative field such as Physics, Mathematics, Statistics or Engineering or a directly related quantitative field with at least 3 years of post-doctoral experience in one or more of interest rate modeling, mortgage valuation or derivative valuation
* OR MS/MFE in Financial Engineering, Quantitative Finance, Statistics or a directly related quantitative field with at least 5 years of related post-graduate work experience in quantitative finance or quantitative risk management
* Demonstrated knowledge of applied probability and one or more of valuation models, term structure models, and economic capital models
* Programming skills in one or more of C, C++, Python, MATLAB or related languages
* Exceptional quantitative, empirical analysis, and research skills

Preferred Skills
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Strong analytical skills with orientation to detail
* Experience with mortgage analytics

Closing Statement
Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.