Junior Operations Change Management Professional

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 14, 2019
Closes
Oct 23, 2019
Ref
12599BR
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
The Single-Family Collateral Operations team is responsible for the change management, production support and baseline functions for various Loan Advisor Applications and is currently seeking an Operations Change Management Professional to drive clarity and be innovative as we solution to improve speed to market for Freddie Mac projects and capabilities. The hired individual will be responsible for the coordination and deployment (from a business area point of view) for assigned projects and products. Sometimes referred to as an application subject matter expert who will work closing with the project teams to identifying, evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing new or enhanced offerings, and business or technology projects.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Change Management
  • Analyze new offerings and enhancements to assess impact to applications
  • Work with project team to set and meet project deliverables
  • Daily issue management and incident management support for numerous applications and services
  • Interact and communicate with both business and technical personnel to solve business challenges
  • Perform production validation testing during maintenance hours

Data Management
  • Research and answer questions regarding system functionality, data movement, and process.
  • Leverage tools to profile data and conduct data discovery
  • Develop strategies to solve problems in logical yet creative ways
  • Create reports and presentations accompanied by strong data visualization and storytelling
  • Present technical information to non-technical colleagues in an understandable and actionable way

Risk Management
  • Identify, understand and manage Information and Technology risk associated with operational processes for supported applications
  • Perform risk assessments to reassess current risks and to identify emerging key risks (operational, compliance, technology, third party vendor, etc.); identify and assess control effectiveness and/or gaps.
  • Assist with the ongoing monitoring of Vendor relationship to ensure contractual responsibilities are adhere to
  • Review Vendor performance to confirm SLA's are met
  • Evaluate the aggregated risk and dependencies identified for Vendors and escalate for action, as necessary


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to adapt to various project methodology documentation types,
  • Detail-oriented with strong analysis, problem solving and critical thinking
  • Effective influence, collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Keys to Success in this Role
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and project management skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems independently when developing solutions
  • Ability to juggle multiple activities within tight timelines
  • Strong facilitation skills, ability to identify and resolve conflicts, and ability to influence others

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Drive for Execution: Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
  • Partnership: Build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions
  • Customer Focus (Internal and External): Personally engage with customers to learn their needs


Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Prior experience with software release management processes and/or Incident Management
  • Experience with data analytics, business intelligence and data management tools
  • Familiarity with agile engineering and automation tools such as Git, Cucumber, Selenium, Jenkins and Docker
  • Knowledge of SAS and/or SQL and development of queries using differing data sources


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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