Credit Risk Analytics Professional

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 16, 2019
Closes
May 16, 2019
Ref
11587BR
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Freddie Mac's Single Family Division is currently seeking a Risk Analytics Professional to implement tools and methods of risk evaluation as a member of the Credit Analytics and Reporting team.

Responsibilities include:

*Under close supervision, perform design and operation effectiveness testing of CAR data sources
*Document test execution, ensuring that all appropriate risks are identified and documented.
*Logical thinker performing data analysis
*Assist with the development and maintenance of detailed procedures that document automated test plans and scripts
*Contribute to a team of experienced and junior staff that executes automated testing activities
*Automate testing and validations with support and guidance from team members
*Perform hands-on testing per plan and complete follow-ups to ensure that they are completed timely and aligned with the corporate automated testing standards
*Prepare test reports that identify and communicate issues and recommendations where necessary
*Partnering with appropriate groups within CAR, SF Risk users and IT to ensure timely and appropriate corrective actions are implemented
*Providing senior management with timely status updates and communication of issues
*Analyze and test 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.
*Facilitate data loads required for testing
*Troubleshoot complex technical and data issues to resolve them
*Test R&D and exploratory analysis developments
*Assist with management reporting related to automated testing activities

Qualifications:

*Typically three plus years of experience in backend data or operations testing within financial services
*Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Finance, or related field of study
* Experience documenting business processes and functions
*Ability to analyze and assess the adequacy of test scenarios and identify opportunities for test script improvements
*Typically 3+ years of data analysis experience, with a combination of business and technical skills
Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
*3+ years of SQL programming experience
*Experience with test automation tools
*Experience with test and defect tracking tools
*Experience with HP ALM or other defect tracking tool

Qualifications

*Typically three plus years of experience in backend data or operations testing within financial services
*Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Finance, or related field of study * Experience documenting business processes and functions
*Ability to analyze and assess the adequacy of test scenarios and identify opportunities for test script improvements
*Typically 3+ years of data analysis experience, with a combination of business and technical skills
Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
*3+ years of SQL programming experience
*Experience with test automation tools
*Experience with test and defect tracking tools
*Experience with HP ALM or other defect tracking tool

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

*Programming experience on Python(including Machine learning libraries), R, SAS, Spark and Hadoop
*Knowledge of secondary mortgage market and Freddie Mac's business; Mortgage industry experience or financial / credit analysis
*Knowledge of Freddie Mac internal models and processes
*Understanding of Loan Origination, securitization, and/or middle and back office functions
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Ability to think critically and logically
*Ability to develop effective relationships across the firm, including with senior leaders
*Proactive self-starter with good people skills and a strong work-ethic
*Proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint required

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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