Cybersecurity Risk Senior (Remote Work Schedule)

at Freddie Mac
Published November 26, 2022
Location McLean, VA
Category Default  
Job Type 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.

Employees, contingent workers and visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination to be on-site. Effective January 2023, Freddie Mac's hybrid work arrangement is 3 days in the office (specifically Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday).

Position Overview:

Are you passionate about cybersecurity and technical risk? At Freddie Mac, we offer a career that allows you to do rewarding work with newest technologies, while growing your cybersecurity and risk management skills! Apply now and learn why there's #MoreAtFreddieMac!

This position can be performed from a Remote Location in the U.S. Must be within a 2-hr time zone differential from EST

Our Impact:

As part of Freddie Mac's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), the Information Risk Management Team provides 2nd Line of Defense oversight of the company's Cybersecurity and Identity Access Management (IAM) efforts.

We are looking for a team member who can join us in supporting the development, validation and monitoring of cyber security capabilities.

Your Impact:

By bringing your expertise and skills to our team, you will be able to impact the development and execution of the oversight efforts and provide support for the core functions within ERM.


* Enhance and mature Risk Management practices by supporting the development of enterprise-wide cybersecurity policies and standards
* Provide oversight and advisory services to 1st line partners regarding the application of standard requirements across a wide variety of technologies to manage risk
* Support the development and execution of controls to monitor cybersecurity compliance and drive organizational change
* Analyze and understand the results of metrics (KRI, KPI and KCI) to analyze data and proactively identify trends or new/emerging risks
* Execute risk analytics and reporting
* Provide advisory consultation to lines of businesses and make course of action recommendations to manage risk


* Effectively challenge our 1st line of defense technology teams while collaborating with the 3rd line of defense and internal 2nd line partners.
* Collaborate with key risk areas, business partners, and IT counterparts to design action plans to address Cybersecurity and IAM risk
* Independently assess the completeness, accuracy, and reasonableness of Cybersecurity related artifacts when given set of requirements.
* Apply risk-based judgment in identifying issues, raising potential misalignment and risk concerns to managers and directors


* 5+ years working in and/or auditing IT security areas such as penetration testing, operations, threat intelligence, monitoring, vulnerability management or security engineering in large enterprises.
* Bachelor's Degree
* Some industry leading Certifications preferred: CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM, CEH, and/or CIPT
* Prior experience in IT Operational Risk Management methodologies and principles, previous big four experience preferred
* Knowledge of cloud migration, security and access management experience preferred
* Demonstrates proficiencies and comfortable working in the previously stated cybersecurity domains.
* Working knowledge of industry security standards and guidance such as NIST or ISO
* Capable of working independently and within a collaborative team environment
* Must demonstrate the ability to deliver effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Keys to Success in this Role:

* Ability to think broadly and be thorough
* Ability to understand and work with a diverse group of partners within all lines of defense
* Perform consistently and successfully within a structured environment
* Direct experience with IT, privacy data and management practices/processes
* Self-motivated, pro-active and results driven problem solver with the capability to managing multiple priorities without heavy supervision
* Ability to think analytically to develop solutions in an ambiguous and fast paced environment
* Travel expected approximately once per Quarter to HQ in McLean, VA

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

Freddie Mac provides anticipated base salary ranges where required by law.