Data Strategy & Governance Sr

7553BR
Corporate Functions
McLean, VA
August 10, 2017
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Position Overview

The information and technology risk (I&TR) governance senior will perform I&TR governance and compliance activities for the Investments & Capital Markets (I&CM) division. This position will be responsible for the development, modification, and execution of divisional procedures related to I&TR. The role requires attention to detail and well-developed organizational skills. Additionally, the role will have regular interaction with I&CM personnel who are information owners and/or key information consumers. The role will also regularly engage with I&CM business and technology officer (BTO) personnel in the monitoring the compliance with I&TR policies, standards, and procedures for the division.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Creating information strategies around data quality, implementation of future state data architecture, metadata and information governance
* Developing and maintaining processes and procedures to comply with divisional and enterprise standards related to privacy, information security, information classification, records retention, and data governance
* Developing 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 identified critical data
* Documenting and managing business metadata
* Actively monitoring changes to industry best practices for large financial institutions and identifying needed updates to divisional I&TR policies, standards, and procedures
* Providing input to reporting on I&TR 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 I&TR management and data governance
* Developing management reporting related to I&TR

Qualifications

* 5 or more years of information risk and data governance experience within the financial services industry
* Bachelor’s degree in IT, Finance, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be acquired
* Experience defining and documenting business processes and information flows including metadata and data lineage
* Solid understanding of industry best practices related to I&TR
* Experience developing and maintaining operational policies, standards and procedures related to I&TR
* Proactive self-starter with good time-management skills and a strong work-ethic
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to think critically and logically
* Ability to develop effective relationships across the firm

Preferred Skills

* IT audit experience a plus
* Familiarity with metadata management tools such as Informatica
* Knowledge of secondary mortgage market and Freddie Mac’s business
* Understanding of capital markets trading, securitization and/or middle and back office functions
* Exposure to Data Management Capability Assessment Model (DCAM)
* Exposure to Risk Governance Frameworks (COSO/COBIT)

Closing Statement

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. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.