Pricing Analytics Professional

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Closes
Sep 14, 2019
Ref
12442BR
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
Are you persistent with puzzles? Do you want to expand and refine your quantitative skills? We need someone willing to learn the meta-mortgage game from origin to end. Someone to master analytic methods of collateral valuation and support evaluating Freddie Mac's competitive position in the mortgage market. If you are determined, self-motivated and persistent in the pursuit of understanding, then apply today to our Pricing Analytics Team!

Freddie Mac's Costing and Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) group within the Single-Family Division is seeking a Pricing Analytics Professional to support a team responsible for supporting new and existing business initiatives/offerings, pricing, valuation, and credit risk transfer activities.

Your Work Falls into These Two Primary Categories:
Pricing Analysis & Research

  • Work with pricing, offerings, costing and CRT personnel to help identify the appropriate analyses to respond to questions, issues, or market developments at hand
  • Help research and summarize regulatory and market factors that drive customer and investor decisions to help us design products, pricing and programs that meet those needs.
  • Maintain existing costing tools, update them as necessary. Work with all the stakeholders to provide testing evidence and supporting model documentation.
  • In support of existing and proposed new offerings, transactions and pricing proposal, execute costing, analytical and reporting processes. Streamline and document where needed/appropriate
  • Partner with others to improve infrastructure for a reporting and analytics hub or repository for use by costing/CRT and others
  • Credit Analytics: Execute third party and proprietary tools to analyze economics and value of credit risk transfer structures. Provide analysis of structures, ideas and transactions.
  • Maintain and streamline key End User Computing systems
  • Projects as assigned by management: Candidate will need to support various ad hoc and on-going requests. This may include governance support, e.g. audit, development of procedures, records management, or other needs as identified by management


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • 2 plus year of relevant work experience
  • College degree in an area pertinent to the position, e.g., finance, accounting, math, statistics, economics, business or related.
  • Strong facility with spreadsheet software; familiarity with basic data management tools and/or statistical tools (e.g., SAS)

Keys to Success in This Role
  • Quantitative proficiency.
  • Willingness to embrace and master SAS coding
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to self-teach and work without detailed instruction.
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Must be a team player and be able to work collaboratively.

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual performance treating obstacles as challenges to overcome, not excuses.
  • Customer Focus (Internal and External): Deliver prompt and high-quality customer service
  • Partnership: Build trust and strong partnerships through my own actions


Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • SAS or SQL or equivalent programming experience.
  • Exceptional quantitative, analytical and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Freddie Mac operations and secondary mortgage market
  • Experience building or working with models
  • Fixed-income knowledge.
  • Leadership potential - comfort reaching out to others and helping to lead tasks that require multiple parties on a project


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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