Engineering Manager

Freddie Mac
Reston, VA
Jul 12, 2019
Aug 09, 2019
Full Time
Are you passionate about engineering solutions and solving problems in the End User Compute space? Do you want to make a positive impact for your users? Do you excel at leading teams in a feature delivery focused environment? Do you want to transition the workplace to the Digital Workplace of the future? Then the VDI and Mobility Engineering Manager position within the Workplace Engineering Organization at Freddie Mac may be the ideal destination for you.

The selected candidate will be responsible for leading the VDI and Mobility Engineering teams at Freddie Mac. The candidate establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate team members and leads. Establishes and assures adherence to IT governance and system performance/availability requirements.

Your Work Falls into Two Primary Categories:

  • Lead a highly talented team of infrastructure engineering and administration professionals who with others define, manage and support the virtual desktop & mobile infrastructure.
  • Resource planning and overall development plan for team.
  • Motivate, organize, mentor, and manage team members
  • Establish Operational plans in support of products you are responsible for.
  • Communicate effectively with key stake holders to identify the needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions and strategies.
  • Establish KPIs for services and products you are responsible for and drive positive influence on those KPIs
  • Continually define ways to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

Engineering Design & Delivery
  • Ensure consistent delivery and adoption of end user capabilities while simultaneously enhancing the user experience and overall productivity.
  • Help drive the design, build and production readiness of Virtual Desktop & Mobile platform solutions, implementation of best practices for infrastructure governance, architecture, engineering, production support and service Management for end user services.
  • Ensure comprehensive disaster recovery architecture is maintained and operations are in place to ensure compliance with required RPOs and RTOs during business continuity events for end-user desktop and mobile technologies.
  • Transition from traditional application delivery methods to Modern Management methods.


  • At least 8 years of related experience and 2 years' experience in leadership role.
  • Extensive knowledge & prior hands on implementation experience of end user technologies including but not limited to: Windows Desktop & Server technologies, VDI, SCCM, Active Directory, VMware ESXi, Hyperconverged Infrastructure, Microsoft Exchange and O365.
  • Prior experience with scripting and automation using (PowerShell, Shell, Perl or Python)
  • Experience in championing change and effectively managing project/program implementation
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and planning at a strategic, global level. Ability to translate strategic plans into specific objectives, and to create and execute project plans to achieve objectives.
  • Functional understanding of project management principles and their application to Infrastructure projects and teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technology solutions to business problems.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and multi-tasking capabilities and excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • College Degree or equivalent experience

Keys to Success in this Role
  • Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility
  • Strong consultation and communication skills
  • Ability to work with and collaborate across the team and where silos exist
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside of the IT division
  • Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and how to do things better
  • Ability to use data to help inform strategy and direction

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Customer Focus - Deliver prompt and high-quality customer service
  • Leadership - Set and execute upon a clear vision, strategy, and/or goals
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • VMware ESXi Administration
  • VMware Horizon Administration
  • VMware vCenter Administration
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager
  • VMware Log Insight
  • Windows Server and Client Administration

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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