MEDA Business Analysis Senior Tech Lead

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 06, 2021
Closes
Mar 23, 2021
Ref
JR1782
Function
IT
Hours
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 playing a key role in creating and implementing change management strategies that improve modeling change initiatives? Do you have a passion for applying your change management and project management expertise in a sophisticated modeling environment?

We are seeking a highly organized, energetic self-starter to support our model developers, internal community of business users and modeling stakeholders! If you thrive in a consistently transforming environment and have a passion for motivating change, we are your next destination employer!

**This position can be performed currently from a remote location in the U.S. but will require presence in a Freddie Mac office in the future.***

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 successful implementation of best-in-class modeling engines that are the backbone of the Single-Family business strategy focused on being the leader in housing. You will have every opportunity to create and implement change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption through continuous improvements in business processes, system and technology, job roles and organizational structures working in a fast-paced, highly intellectual, mission-focused organization.

Your job responsibilities will include:
  • Collaborate with all partners, including: model owners, developers, business drivers, significant users, data analysts, key assessors, risk and financial engineering
  • Apply structured methodology and lead change management activities
  • Apply change management processes and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required to a project or initiative
  • Ensure change efforts relating to the models, applications or data ingestion processes are a success
  • Apply your knowledge of change management, project management and agile principles
  • Have the flexibility to adapt processes to new and evolving model change efforts as you build out the program plans, timelines, critical paths and dependencies.
  • Work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization of and proficiency with changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures.
  • Ensure partners are advised 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 for change management (ex., communication plan, sponsor roadmap, training plan, new and updated processes)
  • Facilitate the creation of key deliverables for project management (ex., project plan, sponsor update, project status updates, 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), leading key dependencies and ensuring teams are properly resourced


Qualifications:

  • Typically has 12+ years of related experience and 4+ 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
  • Experience and knowledge of project management (e.g., Project Management Professional) and agile principles and practices (e.g., Scrum, Kanban).
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools (e.g., Prosci Change Management) and large-scale change efforts.
  • Experience in design thinking techniques and adaptive, 'test & learn' approaches. Knowledge and experience in human centered design.
  • Ability to establish strong relationships and work effectively across all levels and stakeholders towards a common vision or goal.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges.
  • 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


Keys to Success in this Role:
  • A strong understanding of how people experience change and the phases of the change lifecycle.
  • Very strong attention to detail, ability to execute process, and follow through on tasks, with significant change, organizational, project and program management skills
  • A desire for and track-record of defining and motivating change through leadership, communication and relationship management skills
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations.
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others, with a consistent record of nurturing 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:Information Technology

FLSA Status:Exempt

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