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Technology Analyst – Software Developer/Programmer

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Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

Technology Analyst – Software Developer/Programmer

McLean, VA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Love coding? Want to create technology that matters? Begin your technology career today by joining the Freddie Mac Information Technology team through our College Hire program. This 12-month cohort program designed for recent Computer Science/Computer Engineering grads will springboard you into a full-time career with an industry leader building the future of technology for the housing/finance industry.

    Your Work Falls into Two Primary Categories: Software Development

    • Participate as a member of a project team to develop innovative, high-quality software solutions in an Agile development environment
    • Develop, modify, and design software based on requirements/design specifications
    • Help define business and user needs and processes; identify solutions, work with project team/sponsors in identifying best solution
    • Participate in requirements analysis; help design applications based on system requirements; promote top code quality and solve challenging issues related to performance tuning and scalability
    • Build enhancements within existing applications to optimize efficiency
    • Support implementation of software application changes with aggressive deployment timelines.

    Application Support

    • Support Freddie Mac’s core applications, including providing fixes to production defects and making enhancements
    • Quickly evaluate defects, investigate causes and come up with solutions to address defects
    • Provide production support and providing clear communication to on the resolution of incidents

    Professional Development

    Participation in the program will support your continued professional development through access to targeted training courses and learning opportunities, as well as exposure to senior management. You will gain knowledge of technology for the financial industry all while enhancing your own competencies, by:

    • Expanding your leadership, business and analytical skills
    • Refining your personal brand and growing your internal network
    • Obtaining support and guidance from dedicated managers, experienced analysts and knowledgeable mentors
    • Deepening technological knowledge while learning about Freddie Mac’s key role in the mortgage market
    • Participating in organized community service events to complement your professional development with personal growth
    • Being eligible to be sponsored to earn key technical certifications
  • Qualifications
    • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related, relevant experience and coursework
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
    • College-level experience with coding practices and languages (such as Java, C/C++, Python, Angular/Springboot, MongoDB/Postgres, OpenShift/Docker or others)
    • Graduation no more than 18 months prior to June 2020 start date
    • Knowledge of Agile software development project methodologies preferred
    • Experience with popular business tools (Windows, Office Professional, Visio, SharePoint, etc.)
    • Demonstrated analytical ability and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Organized, ability to meet deadlines, work independently, manage multiple priorities

    Keys to Success in this Role

    • Ability to work effectively and productively in a team or independently
    • Technology-first mindset, outstanding analytical skills and drive for innovation
    • Willingness to try new things, fail fast and learn fast

    Top 3 Personal Competencies

    • Drive for Execution – Treat obstacles as challenges to overcome
    • Partnership – Collaborate AND be honest/candid (and encourage others to speak up too) – be the person everyone wants on the team
    • Seek and Embrace Change – Continuously improve rather than accepting the status quo

    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.

    The hired candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Freddie Mac does not intend to support hiring any students, exchange visitors, or recent graduates on F-1, J-1, or M-1 visas, or any individuals requiring sponsorship for an employment based visa application (such as H-1B) in connection with these openings.

  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • About Us

    Freddie Mac makes homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable. Operating in the secondary mortgage market, we keep mortgage capital flowing by purchasing mortgage loans from lenders so they, in turn, can provide more loans to qualified borrowers.