Technical Lead, Big Data & Innovation

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Sep 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time
Do you want to lead the charge for Cloud Transformation? Are you a lead software engineer that thrives in an innovative and collaborative team? A master coder who has passion and a desire to remain hands-on in a rapid, dynamic environment? If you have proven Data Engineering experience with AWS Cloud technologies, have led teams of developers, and would like to lead a team that is building an Enterprise Data Lake in the Cloud, apply to join Freddie Mac's Emerging Data Technologies team.

Your work falls into 2 primary categories:

Development & Execution

  • Demonstrate effective and disciplined software development expertise and leadership
  • Deliver solutions on-time with high bar of quality, and continuously improve software engineering practices
  • Work with Product Owners to understand the desired capability, to define and prioritize work, determine deliverables, and manage workloads

Technical Leadership
  • Collaborate with product and engineering leadership to construct a product delivery strategy, roadmaps, and timelines
  • Lead technical discussions and must be able to work and influence a large number of cross functional teams
  • Act as an agent for change regarding the new technologies and tools, promote top code quality by leading design and code reviews, and solve challenging issues related to performance tuning and scalability


  • At least 8 years of experience in software development including design, coding, testing, and support
  • At least 3 years of Cloud infrastructure experience working with one or more of the following Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud services: EC2, EMR, ECS, S3, SNS, SQS, Cloud Formation, Cloud watch, Lambda
  • Hands-on experiences for AWS architecture design, Data Management, Big Data, and Data Warehousing
  • At least 2 years of experience with Agile, Kanban, or Scrum methodologies
  • Experience of leading teams of developers

Keys to success in this role
  • Strong working knowledge and technical competencies of AWS
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, persuasively with technology and business stakeholders
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships inside and outside of the division, work and collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Sense of urgency to delivery and able to apply risk-based approach to prioritize work
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, independent, and works with minimal direction
  • Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives
  • Ability to use data to help inform strategy and direction

Top Personal Competencies to possess
  • Leadership - Lead from the front, balancing delegation with doing
  • Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
  • Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through your own and team's actions
  • Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Master's Degree in Computer Sciences or related fields
  • Proficient with CICD process, Agile and DevOps Software Development Life Cycle including analysis, high level design, coding, testing, and implementation, performance tuning, bug fixing and quality control
  • Experience of building data lake in AWS Cloud, moving Data applications to the Cloud, and developing cloud native Data applications
  • Expertise in creating data models, optimizing data, automating & restructuring data reporting system in financial services domain
  • 2+ years of experience in big data technologies (Spark, Hadoop, HDFS, MongoDB, PostGre SQL)
  • 3+ years of experience using Java, Python or Scala
  • Experience of leading complex data applications with large volumes of data

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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