Senior IT Risk Management (ETS)

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 13, 2019
Closes
Sep 12, 2019
Ref
12314BR
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Information Technology Operational Risk Management (ITRM) is responsible for providing oversight of operational risks associated with all operating activities of Freddie Mac's Information Technology division. The primary responsibilities of ITRM include providing risk management, risk advisory, third party IT risk management, regulatory liaison, and policy/standards governance for the Information Technology division. This could include managing the review and publication of divisional policies and standards, defining and implementing risk management frameworks, monitoring and reporting risks and risk response, performing risk reviews and evaluations, and driving continuous improvement of risk management capabilities across IT. ITRM is led by the Vice President, IT Operational Risk & Governance.

ITRM is looking for an experienced Senior risk professional to support the ITRM team in charge of the first line Enterprise Technology Solutions' (ETS) risk management activities. The candidate will be part of a team that has an extensive coordination role across the three lines of defense.

The IT Risk Senior will report directly to the IT Division Risk & Control Manager - ETS. Working closely with the teams that represent each IT Department, the Manager leads teams that are responsible for the consistent and logical application of key components of the IT Risk Management Framework for the IT Division.
This position requires that the applicant have a strong understanding of the risk frameworks, operational risks, and the execution of risk management processes and governance within a large institution.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Risk Assessment and Identification
  • Identify, understand and manage Information and Technology risk associated with the operational processes for the IT division
  • Apply sound judgment in evaluating risks and controls; effectively challenge IT customers on the identification and acceptance of risks and the adequacy of controls.
  • Perform risk assessments to reassess current risks and to identify emerging key risks (operational, compliance, technology, third party, etc.)

Risk Advisory and Communication
  • Advise the IT 'customers' on means and methods to drive remediation of risk related issues and operational events
  • Provide mentorship to team of risk professionals

Relationship Management
  • Build strong partnerships with IT stakeholders, as well as 2nd and 3rd lines of defense organizations


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 to 7 years of risk, control, compliance, or operational risk experience in the financial services industry, practical experience in internal/external audits, risk management - methods and techniques
  • Ability to operate as a self-motivated, pro-active, and result-driven problem solver with excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to understand IT business processes, management objectives, risk appetite and tolerances and impact of changes to risk profiles
  • Experience in IT governance and controls, including governance frameworks, COBIT, FFIEC, COSO, ISO-31000, etc.

Key to Success in This Role
  • Self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work & collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Sense of urgency and able to apply risk-based approach to prioritize work.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, persuasively with technology and business stakeholders.
  • Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies.
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Partnership: Align myself and my team with what is right for the company, not just my own area
  • Drive for Execution: Focus on real results rather than the appearance of results (i.e., be good, not just look good)
  • Customer Focus (Internal and External): Personally engage with customers to learn their needs


Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Financial Services experience
  • CISA, CRISC, CIA, CISSP or other relevant professional certification
  • Knowledge of IT risk and control frameworks


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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