Project Management Senior

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 25, 2019
Closes
Apr 25, 2019
Ref
11644BR
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
Are you someone who thrives on understanding stakeholder needs and working collaboratively to solve for them? Are you passionate about delivering results to your stakeholders? Can you act as a business analyst and mortgage industry subject matter expert (SME)?

If you are analytical and have proven experience in the mortgage industry, we are your next destination employer! Apply to join Freddie Mac's Single Family Strategic Delivery team - as our newest Project Management Senior.

The Strategic Delivery group is responsible for identifying, evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing new or enhanced product offerings, concepts and business or technology projects that introduce efficiencies in the mortgage origination process to build novel applications and make Freddie Mac an industry leader in the secondary mortgage market.

This role will ensure alignment between project activities and approved scope and negotiate with the business and other stakeholders on changes to scope. The Senior Project Manager will manage assigned projects and products for small and medium efforts, and/or provide a supporting role in larger efforts or programs.

Your work falls into two primary categories:

Project Management & Analysis
* Leverage mortgage experience to ensure that requirements, use cases and supporting materials are fully developed, communicated and understood, including Non-functional (performance, operational and transitional).
* Work with different teams to identify opportunities for efficiency in project planning and execution to provide the business with solutions at the lowest cost while balancing risk appropriately.
* Work with business partners to document and understand requirement needs and challenge the team to create inspiring solutions.
* Work with project teams and stakeholders to ensure that business requirements gaps or issues are resolved in a transparent and timely manner.
* Rapidly mobilize resources to address risks and issues identified during the project lifecycle.
* Demonstrate ownership of problems, issues, or requests from start to finish. Facilitate appropriate handoffs, but track the item through resolution. Escalate proposed or actual solutions that do not adequately resolve the problem or satisfy the stated need.
* Assist with testing, rollout, training and communication activities.
* Effectively support assigned efforts with the use of standard project management tools, including project work plans, issue logs, status reporting and the facilitation and documentation of effective meetings
* Work independently while driving and managing assignments from concept through deployment/launch.
* Leverage mortgage experience to categorize project risks and identify and mitigate new risks.

Qualifications

* Typically has 5 plus years of business analysis experience.
* Bachelor's Degree or commensurate mortgage industry experience.
* Experience in the primary/secondary mortgage market
* Ability to rapidly learn key business design concepts of given project being developed and internal project tools and project management methodology / related processes.
* Ability to analyze, document, develop and manage complex business processes, think analytically and solve problems.
* Ability to work collaboratively with key internal stakeholders, external customers, external stakeholders and matrixed teams.
* Liaison between the business area customer/user, testing groups and development groups to ensure that scope items for a release are accurately implemented and tested from the business perspective.
* Project management experience using standard project management tools; collecting, writing and maintaining business requirements; maintaining action item trackers, issue and risks logs
* Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to develop and deliver presentations to multiple types of audiences and ability to interact cross-functionally and drive both business and technical discussions.
* Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and process improvement
* Ability to query, analyze and utilize data to help inform strategy and direction
* Proficient in Excel, Powerpoint and Visio - experience with SharePoint and Rapid SQL a plus

Keys to Success:
* Self-starter / independent thinker: demonstrated ambition to take on new roles with increasing responsibility with limited guidance and direction from management
* Proven track record of driven, results-oriented, creative and nimble problem-solving capabilities and a willingness to do "whatever it takes" to deliver business value quickly
* Ability to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing business environment and manage multiple tasks
* Highly organized and detailed oriented

Key Competencies:
* Partnership: Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions
* Drive for Execution: Treat challenges as obstacles to overcome, not excuses
* Customer Focus: Seek and use data and feedback to enhance customer outcomes

Preferred Skills

* Excellent analytical / problem solving skills and experience with agile / waterfall methodologies
* Experience with automated requirements and testing management
* Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to effectively communicate with small and large groups of business users as well as executive level personnel
* Possesses exceptional organization, collaboration, and writing skills
* Must be detail-oriented with respect to documentation and communication
* Strong leadership skills that inspire team confidence and respect while motivating team members in a creative and effective manner
* Certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Prosci Change Management and / or experience in these areas
* Primary/secondary mortgage market and/or finance experience

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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