Data Systems DevOps Engineer

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:
Do you have a passion for latest and greatest technologies and how those can transform business? If you are an experienced DevOps guru with knowledge of Cloud technologies particularly AWS and would like to be part of a team that is enhancing and automating modern platforms for a Fortune 50 financial company, we may be what you are looking for! Apply to join Freddie Mac's Cloud Platform team!

DevOps combines software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. DevOps engineer ensures that Freddie Mac's Data Systems are available, scalable, high-performing, and self-healing. You must have a passion to automate operational tasks, enable the users, eliminate incidents, integrate new services to the platform, and treat infrastructure as code, and enjoy thriving in an agile environment. Much of our software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation.

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. Our mission to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the U.S. housing market in all economic conditions extends to all communities from coast to coast.

Our organization brings together people with a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We encourage them to collaborate, think big and take risks in a blame-free environment. We promote self-direction to work on meaningful projects, while we also strive to create an environment that provides the support and mentorship needed to learn and grow.

**This position can be performed currently from a remote location in the U.S. but will require presence in a Freddie Mac office in the future.***
Your Impact:
Engineering and Operations:
  • Demonstrate effective and focused software development expertise and leadership
  • Deliver solutions on-time with high bar of quality, and continuously improve software engineering practices
  • Work with Product Owners to understand the desired capability, to define and prioritize work, resolve deliverables, and manage workloads
  • Fully utilize AWS with services such as Cloud Formation Templates, S3, EC2, EKS and many more
  • Deliver and maintain standard operating procedures and assist in solving issues.
  • Participate in on-call activities as needed for major incident resolution and problem management.
Technical Leadership:
  • Collaborate with the leadership to construct a product delivery strategy, roadmaps, and timelines
  • Lead technical discussions and influence number of multi-functional teams to accomplish work.
  • Act as an agent for change regarding the new technologies and tools, promote top code quality by leading design and code reviews, and solve important issues related to performance tuning and scalability
  • Partner with business and technology partners to develop intuitive and useful features using an Agile approach
  • Mentor junior members in the operations team and engineering teams.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in Information technology, preference for infrastructure and platform services automation.
  • 3+ years of Cloud infrastructure experience working with one or more of the following Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud services: EC2, EKS, EMR, ECS, S3, SNS, SQS, Cloud Formation, Cloud watch, Lambda
  • 2+ years of experience with Cloud based Data Warehouse platforms e.g. Snowflake and Dremio in financial services domain.
  • 2+ years of experience using Java, Python and configuration management tools such as Ansible.
  • Proficient with CI/CD process, Agile and DevOps Software Development Life Cycle including analysis, high level design, coding, testing, and implementation, performance tuning, bug fixing and quality control
  • Experience of addressing compliance and governance requirements of a complex organization.
  • Documentation of Engineering Solutions and Designs.
  • Ideal Certifications - AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Developer, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Experience in big data systems
  • Keen focus on automation
  • Ability to communicate clearly, optimally, persuasively with technology and business partners
  • Excellent collaborator and fantastic teammate
  • Able to deliver and apply risk-based approach to prioritize work
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies, and identify process improvements and efficiencies opportunities
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned objectives
  • Ability to use data to help inform strategy and direction
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Able to provide technical guidance to the team.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Proactive in nature with customer satisfaction as primary goal.

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:Information Technology

FLSA Status:Exempt

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