Technology Analyst Program - Information Security, Business/System Analyst, Infrastructure, Agile Tr

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 07, 2020
Closes
Nov 05, 2020
Ref
JR430
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Position Overview:

Want to create technology that matters? Begin your technology career today by joining the Freddie Mac Information Technology team through our College Hire program! This 12-month cohort program designed for recent tech grads is your start to a fulltime career with an industry leader building the future of technology for the housing/finance industry.

Our Impact:

The Information Technology (IT) Division helps enable and transform Freddie Mac's business. We provide systems and technology that benefit the enterprise, customers, employees and our business partners. Our technology enhances the services we offer to our customers and improves productivity and performance for employees, making work easier.

Your Impact:

You'll be part of a team designing, executing and securing the digital transformation of the leader in the housing market. You'll evaluate and create technologies that help us provide a world-class operating platform and enable us to deliver on our mission of making home possible.

Freddie Mac will support your continued professional development through access to targeted training courses and learning opportunities, as well as exposure to senior management. You will gain knowledge of technology for the financial industry all while enhancing your own competencies, by:
  • Expanding your leadership, business and analytical skills
  • Refining your personal brand and growing your internal network
  • Obtaining support and guidance from dedicated managers, experienced analysts and knowledgeable mentors
  • Deepening technological knowledge while learning about Freddie Mac's key role in the mortgage market
  • Participating in organized community service events to complement your professional development with personal growth
  • Being eligible to be sponsored to earn key technical certifications


Your work will focus in one of the following areas:

Information Security
  • Develop new use cases to detect, report, log, track, and call out security events
  • Coordinating activities for monitoring, triage, and escalation of security events affecting the company's information assets
  • Analyze and research known indicators of compromise (IOCs), correlate events, identify malicious activity, and take appropriate steps
  • Identify new and emerging threats, then build and execute required action plans
  • Handle security events identified from enterprise SIEM tool, Threat Intelligence, End-user notifications, etc. to determine security risk and respond following standard operating procedures
  • Develop Security Operations playbooks to ensure threat detection, monitoring, response and forensics activities align with standard methodologies, and provide comprehensive mitigation of threats


Technology Infrastructure
  • As member of a product team, participate in implementation planning, create artifacts, test and demonstrate technology
  • Brainstorm and design technical approaches; evaluate new technologies
  • Analyze project-related problems and create innovative solutions
  • Support product quality and timeliness


Agile Transformation and Practice
  • As a member of the Modern Delivery Transformation team, support Freddie Mac's Agile transformation and practice
  • Design and reflect metrics for Modern Delivery activities using Tableau
  • Use Agile methodology to enhance organizational culture to include onboarding Agile teams using Scrum Master fundamentals
  • Be a Modern Delivery/Agile development change advocate for IT and other Freddie Mac developers


Automation/Tool Development
  • Develop, modify,anddesign softwarebased onrequirements/design specifications
  • Help define businessand userneeds and processes; identify solutions, work with project team/sponsors in identifying the best solution
  • Participate inrequirementsanalysis;helpdesignapplications based onsystemrequirements; promote top code quality and solve challenging issues related to performance tuning and scalability
  • Support implementation ofsoftware application changes with aggressive deployment timelines; Build enhancements within existing applications to optimize efficiency


Business Analyst/System Analyst

  • Serve as liaison between technology and business end-users
  • Elicit requirements from partners, translate, simplify and analyze the feasibility of requirements to promote business process enabling efficient design
  • Work with business owners and team leads to decompose large epics into manageable user stories. Develop mock-ups/wireframes, use cases, system requirements specification documents, user guides, and other supporting functional documents to support reviews and software release deliveries.
  • Lead project/team, facilitate cross-team coordination, tracking and following up on external dependencies


  • Develop project status dashboards, manage risks and impediments
  • Communicate changes, enhancements, and modifications to partners


Junior Scrum Master

  • Collaborate with project teams to identify project parameters and scope; impact on operations; and any critical assumptions, constraints or risks that may affect requirements or project execution


  • Supportreporting, analytics and metricsusingMS Officeand otherreporting tools (e.g., Excel, SQL, Tableau, PPT,others)
  • Partner with multiple departments and stakeholders at all levels (working level through senior leaders) to ensure high quality sustainable solutions
  • Ensurecompletion of general business management activities such asrecordsmanagement,businesscontinuity,privacyand other functions
  • Commitment to earn scrum master certification at the end of the12 monthprogram (funded by Freddie Mac)


Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related, relevant experience and coursework (Finance or Accounting majors considered for IT Risk/Controls roles; Information Security majors considered for InfoSec roles)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Knowledge of SIEM (such as Splunk) for development of search queries and correlation rules, plus experience investigating issues on Windows and Unix (for InfoSec role only)
  • Experience with popular business tools (MS Office, Visio, SharePoint, Teams, etc.)
  • Ability to begin employment in January 2021 or June 2021
  • Graduation no more than 18 months prior to January 2021 start date
  • Proven analytical ability and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Organized, ability to meet deadlines, work independently, handle multiple priorities


Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Ability to work effectively and productively in a team or independently
  • Technology-first attitude, outstanding analytical skills and commit to innovation
  • Willingness to try new things, spot opportunity and learn fast!


Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Notice to External Search Firms: Freddie Mac partners with BountyJobs for contingency search business through outside firms. Resumes received outside the BountyJobs system will be considered unsolicited and Freddie Mac will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. If interested in learning more, please visit www.BountyJobs.com and register with our referral code: MAC.

Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Information Technology

FLSA Status:Non-Exempt

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