Risk and Governance Professional - Investments & Capital Markets

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Are you an Information and Technology Risk Governance specialist? Would you like to join a team passionate about this space? If so, keep reading. The Investments and Capital Markets (I&CM) division at Freddie Mac is currently seeking a Professional to join our team (first line of defense). The successful candidate will perform information risk governance and compliance activities for the Investments & Capital Markets (I&CM) division. The role requires attention to detail and well-developed organizational skills. The Senior will work closely with I&CM personnel who are information owners and/or key information consumers. The Senior will also regularly engage with I&CM business and technology officer (BTO) personnel in monitoring the compliance with information risk policies, standards, and procedures for the division. The position will report to the Risk Governance Manager for I&CM.

Your work will fall into these two primary categories:

Strategy & Operations
  • Creating strategies around data quality, implementation of future state data architecture, metadata and information governance
  • Developing and maintaining processes and procedures to comply with divisional and enterprise standards related to privacy, information security, information classification, records retention, and data governance
  • Developing and maintaining an accurate and complete inventory of applications, end user controls, models, data stores, LANs, and SharePoint sites
  • Developing and managing business definitions for critical data
  • Documenting and managing business metadata
  • Actively monitoring changes to industry best practices for large financial institutions and identifying needed updates to divisional information risk policies, standards, and procedures

  • Providing input to reporting on information risk KPIs, KCIs, and KRIs
  • Partnering with appropriate groups within I&CM, I&CM BTO and Enterprise functions to develop and implement effective strategies related to information risk management and data governance
  • Developing management reporting related to information risk


  • 2 - 4 years of information risk and data governance experience within the financial services industry
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Finance, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired
  • Experience defining and documenting business processes and information flows including metadata and data lineage
  • Solid understanding of industry best practices related to information risk
  • Experience developing and maintaining operational policies, standards and procedures related to information risk
  • Proactive self-starter with good time-management skills and a strong work-ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think critically and logically
  • Ability to develop effective relationships across the firm

Keys to Success in This Role
  • Self-starter with a positive outlook and desire to solve problems
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to understand complex process flows and pays attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively, challenge status quo and drive change

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Leadership - Implement a clear vision and goals; good communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills
  • Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships within the team; good team player
  • Drive for Execution - Execute effectively with a clear direction and objective, good ownership

Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • IT audit experience a plus
  • Familiarity with metadata management tools such as Informatica or Collibra
  • Knowledge of secondary mortgage market and Freddie Mac's business
  • Understanding of capital markets trading, securitization and/or middle and back office functions
  • Exposure to Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM)
  • Exposure to Risk Governance Frameworks (COSO/COBIT)

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.