Data Scientist Professional

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 13, 2019
Closes
Mar 13, 2019
Ref
11316BR
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Great opportunity for a Data Scientist to join the Collateral Modeling Team at Freddie Mac. You will work with enthusiastic, collaborative professionals with diverse backgrounds to design and implement solutions to address collateral risks associated with mortgage lending activities. The solutions will include exploring novel data sources, implementing latest machine learning methods and utilizing large scale computing platforms.

Your Work Falls Into These Primary Categories

Data Analytics
* Collecting and combining data from multiple sources
* Uncovering and exploring anomalous data
* Preparing large datasets for research and modeling

Analysis and Modeling
* Maintaining, developing and executing existing analytical tools and models
* Applying statistical and machine learning techniques to address business and modeling questions
* Analyzing, documenting and communicating research results
* Collaborating with team members and interacting across organizational lines to achieve business objectives

Qualifications

*Master's degree (or Bachelor's degree with equivalent work experience) in statistics, data science or a related quantitative field
*Coursework or work experience applying predictive modeling techniques from data science, statistics, machine learning, and econometrics to large data sets. Qualifying coursework may include-but is not limited to-data science, statistics, machine learning, optimization, numerical analysis, scientific programming, computational methods, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, text mining, and image analysis
*Coursework or work experience writing computer programs to implement data science pipelines and predictive algorithms. Programming languages may include-but are not limited to-Python, R, SQL, Java, SAS, and MATLAB
*Coursework or work experience using technologies for manipulating structured and unstructured big data. Big data technologies may include-but are not limited to-Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Spark, relational databases, and NoSQL

Key to Success in This Role
* Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to succinctly describe complex technical scenarios in simple, easily-understood terms
* Solid oral and written communication skills. Ability to pitch and storyboard a project.
* Exceptional quantitative, empirical analysis, and research skills

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
*Drive for Execution - Focus on results rather than the appearance of results
* Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo
* Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

* Programming experience with R or Python Machine learning libraries
* Programming experience on Spark and Hadoop
* Programing experience with SAS statistical and data procedures
* Project management experience with GIT
* Knowledge of Mortgage industry

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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