Project Manager, Model and Data projects

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Oct 24, 2020
Nov 05, 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:

Do you want to help fulfill our mission by understanding the businesses need to lead modeling change efforts? Do you have a passion for applying your project management expertise in a complex modeling change environment?

We are seeking a highly organized, energetic self-starter to support our model developers and internal community of business users! If you know what it takes to deliver high-quality projects on time and within budget, we are your next destination employer!

Our Impact:

Our team helps manage the work of the modelers and the model community. We use powerful, machine-learning methods to build the models that guide critical functions such as funding loans, valuation, predicting default and loss severity. The models implemented in MEDA (Modeling, Econometrics, Data Science and Analytics) are the 'heartbeat of Freddie'. MEDA cleans, aggregates and prepares large amounts of data used to develop models and policies that support the Single-Family business.

Your Impact:

You will be an integral part of the success of the implementation of world class modeling engines that are synthesized into the Single-Family business strategy and use the organization to exit conservatorship and be the leader in housing. You will have every opportunity to identify continuous improvements in program and project management in a fast-paced, highly intellectual, mission focused organization.

In this role, you will be expected to:
  • Collaborate with all partners, including: model owners, developers, business drivers, significant users, data analysts, key assessors, risk and financial engineering
  • Ensure change efforts relating to the models, applications or data ingestion processes are a success
  • Apply your knowledge of project management and agile principles
  • Have the flexibility to adapt the processes to new and evolving model change efforts as you build out the program plans, timelines, critical paths and dependencies.
  • Ensure partners are informed by leading daily scrums, model community, partner, governance and project planning meetings to ensure team engagement, along with developing appropriate and timely reporting
  • Facilitate the creation of key deliverables (ex., UAT Plan, Implementation plan, application change memo)
  • Embrace and enhance the model governance critical activities by executing according to Freddie Mac modeling policies and procedures
  • Support the efforts by actively removing impediments (e.g., constraints, barriers), managing key dependencies and ensuring teams are properly resourced.

  • Typically has 8-10 years related experience and 2+ years management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Finance, or Information Systems, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to work effectively with continuous change and short deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Very strong attention to detail, ability to execute process, and follow through on tasks, with significant organizational, project and program management skills
  • A desire for and track-record of defining and motivating change through leadership, communication and relationship management skills
  • Proven track record to nurture deep relationships and partnerships
  • Ability to confidently present a compelling case and build support for ideas and resources
  • Strong emotional intelligence (EQ), sense of humor, and unbridled integrity a must

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:Administration

FLSA Status:Exempt

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