Technology Intern - Info Sec, Risk/Controls or Technology Infrastructure

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Nov 03, 2020
Nov 26, 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:

Want to create technology that matters while building your future and your professional network? If you're getting your degree in Computer Science or a related technology area and looking to get hands-on, skill-building experience with a leader in the financial technology industry, Freddie Mac's Computer Science Summer Internship program is for you!

Through this internship, you'll build on the knowledge and skills you've acquired in your undergraduate education - while getting real-world technology and innovation experience and making lifelong connections. Upon successful completion of the internship and your undergrad degree, you may be extended an opportunity to join our Technology Analyst Program - a 12-month cohort experience that springboards you into a fulltime technology career with the industry leader in the housing/finance industry!

Our Impact:

The Information Technology (IT) Division helps enable and transform our 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 efficiency and performance for employees, making work easier.

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

What you'll be doing:

As an intern, you will be part of key projects in one of the following areas:

Information Security
  • As part of our InfoSec Team, help review and document requirements to develop use cases to detect, report, log, track, and advance security events
  • Help monitor, triage, and raise 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.
  • Uncover new and emerging threats, help build & execute a required action plan.

Technology Risk and Controls
  • Support the IT division's top risk and control priorities as a member of the IT Risk Management team and Freddie Mac's first line of defense
  • Support implementation of risk management efforts to reduce risk to IT business processes, and to strengthen controls that reduce risk
  • Support IT Division business process reporting and help track, monitor and report on risk and control assessments
  • Help coordinate audits and exams; including contributing to action plans; support stakeholder engagement and communication

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


Skills and Experience Required:
  • Seeking undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related area
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Rising seniors preferred; rising juniors considered
  • Knowledge of Agile software development project methodologies preferred
  • Experience with popular business tools (Windows, Office Professional, Visio, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Organized with ability to meet deadlines and contribute to team success

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Technology-first mindset, outstanding analytical skills and drive for innovation
  • Willingness to try new things, fail fast and learn fast
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team or independently

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:Intern / Temporary

FLSA Status:Non-Exempt

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