Product Owner, Manager

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
May 11, 2021
May 12, 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:
The Product Owner develops and drives the product vision and strategy, in partnership with business drivers/sponsors, as one of the closest people in the business to the customer, providing constant feedback to the team, and helping to set and drive the vision!

**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:
Drive innovation to improve the Housing Finance System by transforming the Single-Family strategic vision into well-designed execution and communication and by developing Single-Family pivotal initiatives from concept through implementation, all with a focus on speed to market.
Your Impact:
  • Set results-oriented and clear product vision and communicate 'the story' optimally to key stakeholders and the rest of the team
  • Own the end-to-end product strategy from inception and determine business value once solution enters production
  • Ensure alignment of product features and stories, i.e., review, give feedback, and prioritize user stories in line with own vision
  • Accountable for the execution of controls within the software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Continuously improve backlog with the team, ensuring all items are clearly described, estimated, and prioritized
  • Ensure customer-driven design considering user pain points & usability test results, using market & industry knowledge as well as continual research to deliver a well-positioned product
  • Approve each feature and provide valuable feedback for the team
  • Drive sprint and release plans together with the Scrum Master and organizational technology teams
  • Exercise strong decision-making mandate from executive group to own product end-to-end
  • Work with Tech Lead to build a modular & reusable solution
  • 8+ years of relevant product related experience
  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Salesforce experience in any industry; financial services knowledge a plus
  • Agile experience preferred
  • Experience with Jira, Microsoft technologies is a plus.
Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Proven leadership experience with product development and ownership
  • Able to think strategically and build a vision for the product
  • Strong ability to gain alignment and empower partners to engage in making the vision a reality!
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to problem solve and drive innovation within and across teams
  • Coach and lead direct reports as well as partner and matrixed teams

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.

Notice to External Search Firms: Freddie Mac partners with BountyJobs for contingency search business through outside firms. Resumes received outside the BountyJobs system will be considered unsolicited and Freddie Mac will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. If interested in learning more, please visit and register with our referral code: MAC.

Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Administration

FLSA Status:Exempt

Similar jobs