Operational Risk Manager - Technology Risk

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Oct 17, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
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:
Are you someone who loves to challenge the status quo and a chance to demonstrate your critical thinking abilities? Do you want your work to be meaningful and make an impact in the housing industry? Apply now and learn why there's #MoreAtFreddieMac!
Our Impact:
  • The Treasury Governance team within the Enterprise Operations Division sets the policy and requirements that governs the end-to-end payment process and provide oversight and advisory for payment processing activities.
  • We help the company to manage risks related to payment process to an acceptable level and report on the end-to-end payment risk profile.
Your Impact:
  • Accountable for helping the Director execute a centralized comprehensive governance program over the company's cash payment activities/systems.
  • Maintain Payment Risk Management Framework, Risk Assessment Methodology and Risk Appetite that conforms with internal and industry leading practices, standards and specifications;
  • Capture intelligence on and define and execute training Freddie Mac staff about payment fraud, industry trends and appropriate safeguards and tips;
  • Execute oversight of line of business and IT divisions' implementation of Corporate procedures through review of process documentation, controls and execution evidence with primary focus on IT processes and controls;
  • Support periodic corporate aggregation assessments of unmitigated payment risks across the company, including using threat modeling approaches to identify new fraud threats;
  • Review significant changes that impact payment processes or systems before release to a production environment to ensure that the risk and controls have been adequately assessed from an end-to-end view;
  • Support periodic assessments of the end-to-end design of controls for all payment processes; and
  • Support department's operational risk and control self-assessment, issue management and liaise with internal audit.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Accounting, Computer Science or related field; or equivalent work experience
  • 8-10 years of operational risk/process management and/or audit experience with focus on information technology
  • 2+ years of management and leadership experience with a passion for leading and developing individuals to meet their highest level of potential
  • Familiarity with the COSO internal control framework, threat modeling and executing internal control testing
  • Knowledge of third party and information and technology risk and control capabilities (architecture, identity and access management, software/hardware security, etc.)
  • Knowledge of mortgage industry and financial service payment processes desired
  • Previous big four experience and/or relevant professional certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIA, CPA, CFA, Six Sigma green belt/black belt, etc.) desired
Keys to Success in this Role:
  • A sense of humor
  • Intellectual agility and interpersonal flexibility
  • Sound consultation and communications skills
  • Ability to think broadly but also be detail-oriented
  • Ability to understand and work with a diverse group of partners within first, second and third line functions
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, and results oriented problem solver with the capability of managing multiple priorities without heavy supervision
  • Capable of working independently or within a collaborative team environment
  • Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and how to do things better

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.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Risk

FLSA Status:Exempt

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