Information Security Architecture Technical Lead

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Sep 09, 2019
Sep 14, 2019
Full Time
As Freddie Mac explores new and emerging technologies, maintaining a robust security posture requires both a strong knowledge of current information security best practices, and a willingness and curiosity to help identify and adopt new ways to safeguard our systems and data. The Information Security Architecture team sits at this crossroads: maintaining the security posture of our existing systems, while finding new ways to accelerate digital transformation and reduce risk. In this internal consulting role, you will be expected to use both technical expertise and influence to find creative ways to help drive our business forward. Staying in your comfort zone isn't an option when change and innovation are happening all around you, and our Information Security Architects thrive amidst these technological changes.

Your Work Falls into Two Primary Categories:

Information Security Consulting
  • Consult with project teams to design security models for new solutions, based on approved architectural patterns
  • Provide support during applications changes and updates, to help maintain a robust security posture
  • Build and maintain relationships across lines of business and serve as trusted advisor for information security interests.

New Technology Evaluation
  • Serve as a security leader providing domain and industry expertise during proof-of-concept testing of new technology
  • Develop architectural patterns for new technologies that are adopted by Freddie Mac
  • Advocate and accelerate adoption of new security models and patterns by participating in new business initiative planning


  • 8-10 years of Information Technology experience, with at least 4 years of Information Security Architecture experience
  • Broad technical experience across infrastructure and application domains, including cloud computing, networking, data platforms, endpoint systems, and identity management.
  • Previous experience with at least one domain of information security specialization, such as cloud security, perimeter security, data loss prevention, application security, threat management, malware prevention, or mobile security.
  • CISSP certification
  • College degree or equivalent experience; advanced studies/degree preferred

Keys to Success in this Role
  • Strong communication and consulting skills
  • Interest in emerging technologies, such as data analytics, cloud computing, and machine learning.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to operate in constantly-changing circumstances while keeping focus on strategic goals
  • Bias toward action, and ability to find creative ways to achieve individual and team goals

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Customer Focus (Internal and External) - Personally engage with customers to learn their needs
  • Drive for Execution - Focus on real results rather than the appearance of results (i.e., be good, not just look good)
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies and DevOps
  • Previous experience managing cloud computing projects
  • Previous experience working in the commercial Financial Services industry

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.

Similar jobs