Senior Data Technical Analyst

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 12, 2019
Closes
Mar 12, 2019
Ref
11310BR
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Are you someone who thrives on solving problems? Do you have an interest and passion for data?

If you have proven technical and business support experience in data analysis and impact analysis, apply today to join our growing Single-Family Data Division, as our newest Senior Data Analyst.

This position is in the Single-Family Data organization on the Business Monitoring and Data Solutions (BMDS) team. The BMDS team provides data project execution and operations support. The Senior Data Analyst will provide initiatives/project governance support to include:

* Impact Analysis
* Requirements gathering and facilitation
* Data Analysis
* User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
* Post Production Validation

Responsibilities Include:

* Perform data issue/problem management, research potential data exceptions, and initiative/project engagement: data analysis, leveraging current sources including databases, data and process models, business requirements and other artifacts.
* Provide project support as needed: gather, analyze, evaluate, and document business requirements, conduct User Acceptance Testing (UAT), perform post production validation.
* Act as liaison between business area and technical support teams to ensure all parties have complete understanding of requirements, issues/requests and process steps to ensure alignment and successful outcome.
* Independently determines and develops approach to solutions, working under limited direction.
* Follows established processes, procedures, directions and helps drive continuous process improvements.
* Responsible for maintaining process documentation and other relevant records as needed.

Qualifications

* College Degree or equivalent experience, preferably Degree in English, Language Arts, Math, or Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems.
* 7-10 years of experience as Business/Data Analyst and overall progressive experience supporting a divisional/enterprise data or data control function, or similar experience.
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Work, Excel, Visio etc.).
* Good written and verbal communication.
* Experience with analyzing Mainframe dataset and Mainframe tools
* Solid experience with SQL and/or XML/XSD.
* Experience with DB2 and Oracle database.
* Strong data analysis, research and analytical skills.
* Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, accuracy and accountability.
* Experience in Agile software development environments.

Key to success in this role

* Comfortable in the space between no longer and not yet
* Ability to work and collaborate effectively across the teams
* Self-starter and self-motivated, able to work independently with limited direction
* Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively with partners and customers
* Curiosity to learn about new technologies, trends, and concepts to do things better to improve processes to be more efficient
* Sense of urgency and able to apply risk based approach to prioritize work
* Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned task
* Strong team player willing to coach and mentor junior/new team members.

Top three personal competencies to possess:

* Seek and embrace change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo. Receive and provide constructive feedback with positive intent
* Customer Focus - Engage with customers to understand and deliver on support needs
* Growth and development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

* Experience in the Mortgage industry, Freddie Mac, and operational processes and information needs are a plus.
* Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to changes.
* Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
* Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

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.

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