Senior Business Analyst

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 22, 2019
Closes
Mar 22, 2019
Ref
11400BR
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Freddie Mac's Single Family Division is currently seeking a Business Analyst Senior to implements tools and methods of risk evaluation as a member of the Credit Analytics and Reporting team.

Responsibilities include:

*As Business/Systems Analyst gather business and system requirements for data movement and controls, develop and document mappings and rules
*Manage requirements document
*Engaged with developing SIT/User Acceptance test cases and data sets
*Logical thinker performing data analysis
*Solid understanding of business & systems needs and detail requirements
*Develop test cases, test scripts and perform sit/user acceptance testing for data application projects
*Gather and document Business Operational Readiness Review document
*Facilitate requirements meetings and influence decisions
*Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current data management trends
* Have experience manipulating and analyzing large datasets including using statistical software
*Solutions are innovative, thorough, and practicable
*Works under limited direction
*Independently determines and develops approach to solutions
*Collaborate with team members and interact across organizational lines to meet business objectives
*Review system requirements / spec to ensure business requirements are translated correctly
*Interact, collaborate and support SIT/UAT testing
*Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
*Analyze large datasets (Structured and Unstructured data - XMLs, JSONs, PDFs) using big data platform.
*Would be required to engage using Python, PySpark, PIG, HIVE scripts to filter/map/aggregate data.
*Capture requirements for R&D and exploratory analysis to understand requirements and data.

Qualifications

*Typically 7+ years of related work experience
*Bachelor of Science degree in Information Managemetn, Computer Science, or related field
*Worked in the business area or closely/directly with business area to gather business requirements/rules logic and develop code.
*Solid communications skills - verbal and written
*Detail oriented and excellent organization skills
*5+ years of data analysis experience, with a combination of business and technical skills
*Experience working with Version One or JIRA or similar tool
*Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
*5+ years of excellent SQL/SAS and Unix programming experience
*4+ years of experience working with JSON, XML and CSV files
*4+ years of data mart/database/ETL experience
*Experience with database, data model and data warehouse concepts
*Excellent communication skills
*Loan Prospector, Loan Quality, Loan Advisor suite application working knowledge or similar applications
*Loan Manufacturing process knowledge

Keys to Success:

*Execution focused, with demonstrated initiative and personal accountability
*Strong consultation and influencing skills
*Ability to work with and collaborate across the team
*Ability to work independently and adapt in a changing environment
*Ability to perform empirical analysis and synthesize information for stakeholders, including senior management
*Curiosity to learn and challenge the status quo

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess:

*Drive for Execution - Focus on results rather than the appearance of results
*Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions
*Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo

Preferred Skills

*Programing experience with SAS statistical and data procedures
*Programming experience on Spark and Hadoop
*Programming experience with R or Python Machine learning libraries
*Mortgage industry experience or financial / credit analysis
*Knowledge of Freddie Mac internal models and processes

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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