Director - Architecture Risk Oversight

Freddie Mac
McLean, Virginia
Jun 17, 2021
Jun 23, 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:

Assessing, challenging and advising on infrastructure, platform, and software services as it relates to our architecture. You will help develop and further build our 2LOD oversight and credible challenge program for architecture and assist in the leadership of our 2LOD Technology Risk program. You will lead evaluations of the firms governance and approach to architecture within the firm. In addition, you will contribute to the identification and analysis of new or emerging technology risks to the enterprise, and aid in integrating cloud architecture practices with other risk management programs across the enterprise. This growing team provides strategic insights on key risks that impact Freddie Mac; working cross-divisionally at various levels throughout the company! Apply now and learn why there's #MoreAtFreddieMac!

**This position can be performed from a remote location in the U.S.***

Our Impact:

Our team works directly with business divisions and IT across the Enterprise to:
  • Provide oversight of business area specific risk identification, assessment, measurement, and monitoring as it relates to this domain
  • Develop and/or implement elements of the risk framework and risk methodologies
  • Provide oversight and effective challenge to reinforce and mature the risk framework at Freddie Mac

Your Impact:

Supporting the identification, measurement, assessment and monitoring of risks by:
  • Performing independent risk reviews of our architecture - focusing on our cloud, VMWare. Colo, and legacy environments
  • Evaluating technical solutions and architectures for automation, resiliency, performance, scalability, and security including appropriate tradeoffs, risks and opportunities
  • Owning the development of our oversight responsibilities for Architecture and providing leadership to other members of the Technology Risk team
  • Developing and producing risk reporting to senior management including, trend analysis, emerging risks, and mitigation strategies to address risk or control failure
  • Building and maintaining relationships with technical leaders, business owners, engineers and other partners to understand and evaluate implementation plans, business priorities and technical solutions to ensure risk are well communicated and understood by the key partners
  • Evaluate/assess complex technological and business environment migrations to the cloud and integrated end-to-end solution options

  • Experience as an enterprise architect who has implemented resilient cloud applications and platform services on public cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) and hybrid cloud environments
  • AWS Certified Professional Architect or other equivalent AWS certification
  • Experience applying control frameworks such as CSA-CSM, CIS, COSO, ITIL, COBIT and FedRAMP
  • Experience with micro-services architecture, TOGAF, cloud native architecture and 12 factor application architecture principles and implementation
  • Strong understanding of risk and corporate governance practices, and the functions of a three lines of defense risk management structure
  • Experience with identifying and communicating key risks related to cloud and hybrid implementations and architectures
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 12+ years of relatable risk management, architecture and/or cloud experience

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Think independently and lead the strategic direction of the team
  • Build trust and strong partnerships
  • Think strategically and assess risks and controls holistically
  • Speak up, be transparent and candid
  • Treat obstacles as challenges to overcome
  • Actively support culture change initiatives
  • Take initiative to continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo

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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