IT Risk Advisory Senior

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:

Information Technology Operational Risk Management (ITRM) is responsible for providing oversight of operational risks associated with all operating activities of Freddie Mac's Information Technology division. The primary responsibilities of ITRM include providing risk management, risk advisory, regulatory liaison, and policy/standards governance for the Information Technology division. This could include managing the review and publication of divisional policies and standards, defining and implementing risk management frameworks, monitoring and reporting risks and risk response, performing risk reviews and evaluations, and driving continuous improvement of risk management capabilities across IT. ITRM is led by the Vice President, IT Operational Risk & Governance.

ITRM is looking for an experienced professional to support 1st line IT Risk Management functions. Areas of support will include Risk Advisory, Risk Assessment, Third Party IT Risk Management, and Polices and Standards. This position requires that the applicant have a solid understanding of the risk frameworks, operational risks, and the execution of risk management processes and governance within a large institution.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Program Execution

  • Understanding and managing Information and Technology risk associated with the operational processes for the IT division.
  • Apply sound judgment in evaluating risks and controls; effectively challenge the business on the identification and acceptance of risks and the adequacy of controls.
  • Provide leadership and expertise to a team of risk professionals

Technical Lead
  • Perform risk assessments to reassess current risks and to identify emerging key risks (operational, compliance, technology, third party, etc.); Identify and assess control effectiveness and/or gaps.
  • Providing visibility of risk exposures through implementing sound reporting for risk-based decision making
  • Advise the IT "customers" on means and methods to drive remediation of risk related issues and operational events
  • Be a role model and technical mentor to the junior and mid-level professionals, work alongside of highly collaborative, open minded, technology savvy and dedicated team members.
  • Reporting of IT risk metrics and data

Change Agent
  • Forge partnerships with IT partners through delivery of "Value Add" risk management and advisory services.
  • Cultivate a risk attitude by challenging partners to think in terms of risk and encouraging them adopt risk management practices into everyday operations
  • Innovate by finding opportunities to improve risk management practices and Freddie Mac's overall risk posture.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years of experience working with SOX, practical experience in internal/external audits, risk management - methods and techniques for the assessment and management of risk.
  • Ability to operate as a self-motivated, pro-active, and problem solver with excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to understand IT business processes, management objectives, risk appetite and tolerances and impact of changes to risk profiles
  • Experience in IT governance and controls, including governance frameworks, COBIT, FFIEC, COSO, ISO-31000, etc.

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work & collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Sense of urgency and able to apply risk based approach to prioritize work.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, persuasively with technology and business partners.
  • Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies.
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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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