IT Risk Management Senior - AWS

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Jun 17, 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:
Freddie Mac's Information Technology Risk Management (ITRM) division is seeking an experienced Senior risk professional to support the ITRM team in charge of the first line Platform and Data Solutions (PDS) risk management activities. The candidate will be part of a team that has an extensive coordination role across the three lines of defense. The IT Risk Senior will report directly to the IT Division Risk & Control Manager - Platform and Data Solutions. Working closely with the teams that represent each IT Department, the Manager leads teams that are responsible for the consistent and logical application of key components of the IT Risk Management Framework for the IT Division. This position requires that the applicant have a strong understanding of the risk frameworks, operational risks, and the execution of risk management processes and governance within a large institution. Does this sound like you? Read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Our Impact:
Our team provides oversight of operational risks associated with all operating activities of Freddie Mac's Information Technology division, and driving remediation projects and initiatives to reduce risk to the firm's operations. The primary responsibilities of ITRM include providing risk management, risk advisory, third party IT risk management, regulatory liaison, and policy/standards governance for the Information Technology division. This could include managing the review and publication of divisional policies and standards, defining and implementing risk management frameworks, monitoring and reporting risks and risk response, performing risk reviews and evaluations, and driving continuous improvement of risk management capabilities across IT. ITRM is led by the Vice President, IT Operational Risk & Governance.

Your Impact:
  • Identify, understand and manage Information and Technology risk associated with the operational processes for the IT division (including the PDS department which encompasses the AWS environment)
  • Apply sound judgment in evaluating risks and controls; effectively challenge IT customers on the identification and acceptance of risks and the adequacy of controls.
  • Perform risk assessments to reassess current risks and to identify emerging key risks (operational, compliance, technology, third party, etc.)
  • Advise the IT customers on means and methods to drive remediation of risk related issues and operational events
  • Provide mentorship to team of risk professionals
  • Build strong partnerships with IT partners, as well as 2nd and 3rd lines of defense organizations

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 to 7 years of risk, control, compliance, or operational risk experience, and practical experience in internal/external audits, risk management - methods and techniques
  • AWS Solutions Architect certification strongly preferred
  • Solid understanding of AWS cloud technology
  • Ability to operate as a self-motivated, pro-active, and result-driven problem solver with excellent analytical and communications skills
  • Ability to understand IT business processes, management objectives, risk appetite and tolerances and impact of changes to risk profiles
  • Experience in IT governance and controls, including governance frameworks, COBIT, FFIEC, COSO, ISO-31000, etc.
  • Risk, Compliance, Audit, and/or Information Security-related certification preferred: CIA, CISA, CISSP, CISM
  • Experience in financial services preferred

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work & collaborate effectively
  • Ability to apply risk-based approach to prioritize work.
  • Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies.
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.

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:Risk

FLSA Status:Exempt

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