Data Governance, Senior

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Jun 10, 2021
Jul 06, 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 Data Governance specialist? Would you like to join a team passionate about this space? The Investments and Capital Markets (I&CM) division at Freddie Mac is currently seeking an Information & Technology Risk candidate to join our first line of defense team! The successful candidate will perform data governance and compliance activities as part of the I&CM Information and Technology Risk Governance Team. The role requires attention to detail and well-developed organizational skills. The Senior will work closely with I&CM personnel who are data owners and/or key data consumers. Will also regularly engage with I&CM Business and Technology Office (BTO) personnel in monitoring the compliance with information risk policies, standards, and procedures for the division. The position will report to the Risk Governance Manager for I&CM.

**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:
  • Govern information and technology risk and execute data governance in the I&CM division
  • Evaluate and assess information risk profile for the division
  • Monitor compliance with Corporate Policies and Standards for the division
Your Impact:
  • Crafting strategies around data quality, implementation of future state data architecture, metadata and information governance
  • Creating and maintaining processes and procedures to align with divisional and enterprise standards related to privacy, information security, information classification, records retention, and data governance
  • Creating and maintaining an accurate and complete inventory of applications, end user controls, models, data stores, LANs, and SharePoint sites
  • Developing and managing business definitions for critical data
  • Documenting and managing business metadata
  • Actively monitoring changes to industry best practices for large financial institutions and identifying needed updates to divisional information risk policies, standards, and procedures
  • Providing input to reporting on information risk KPIs, KCIs, and KRIs
  • Partnering with appropriate groups within I&CM, I&CM BTO and Enterprise functions to develop and implement effective strategies related to information risk management and data governance
  • Developing management reporting related to information risk
  • 5 - 8 years of information risk and data governance experience within the financial services industry
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Finance, related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience defining and detailing business processes and information flows including metadata and data lineage
  • Experience creating and maintaining operational policies, standards and procedures related to managing information risk and data governance
  • Proactive self-starter with good time-management skills and a strong work-ethic
  • Ability to develop effective relationships across the firm
Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Self-starter with a positive outlook and desire to solve problems!
  • Expert knowledge in information risk management and data governance
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively, challenge status quo and inspire change
  • Able to think critically and logically

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:Investments & Cap Mkts

FLSA Status:Exempt

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