Information Security Engineering Technical Lead

Freddie Mac
Reston, Virginia
Jan 14, 2021
Jan 16, 2021
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 a security engineer looking to design and build secure IT systems? The Information Security Engineering Technical Lead role is responsible for working with IT and business partners to gather requirements, develop user stories/action items, document all standard operating procedures and conduct training and knowledge transfer sessions with administration and operations teams!

This position requires strong analytic and written communication skills, such as those that would be required to enable non-technical business managers to make decisions supporting the safe adoption of new technologies and enhancements of existing information security systems and tools.

This role will also perform verification and validation activities to ensure security tools and systems are configured in accordance with IT directives, policies, standards and industry best practices. As a Technical Lead, you should have a solid understanding and experience ensuring compliance with security frameworks such as CIS.

The position will be responsible for conducting proofs of concept (POCs) for our Cyber Security organization to illustrate how cutting-edge technology can be incorporated and enhance Freddie Mac's security posture.
Our Impact

Security Engineering is responsible for the overall architecture and engineering of Information Security Technology and platforms. The technology will include both COTS and FOSS tools on premise, in collocation facilities and cloud native environments.

Main duties include:
  • Deploy infrastructure as code in cloud environments (i.e AWS);
  • Automate manual processes with scripts; harden tool and system configurations;
  • Conduct performance testing; conduct proof of concepts and provide well written feedback;
  • Configure monitoring and alerting functions, backups, authentication and encryption.

Your Impact:

You will collaborate with security teams and security leadership to advance our technical capabilities and go from not yet to possible. In addition, you will define rational approaches to cyber security that support the needs of the business, and especially the IT organization!

  • 8+ Years of overall IT Experience with emphasis on information security
  • 4+ Years experience building and integrating systems
  • Knowledge of Vulnerability Scanning and patch management
  • Knowledge of web proxies
  • Knowledge of cloud providers (Amazon Web Services, Azure and Google Cloud Platform)
  • Knowledge of HTTP and web programming
  • Experience with the change management process
  • Knowledge of CloudFormation Templates, Terraform, Ansible
  • Knowledge of secrets management and vaulting technologies
  • Knowledge of cryptography and public key infrastructure
  • Proficiency with Windows and Linux Operating Systems
  • Strong scripting and/or programming skills
  • Proficiency with demonstrating API to complete tasks or create automation
  • SQL and other query languages
  • Network Security
  • Log analysis software and techniques
  • Familiarity with Agile and other project methodologies

Keys to success in this role:
  • Solid understanding of IT core services
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a team environment
  • Sense of urgency and able to apply a risk-based approach to prioritize work.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively (verbally and written)
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills and attention to detail
  • Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives

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:Information Technology

FLSA Status:Exempt

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