Mainframe Engineering Technical Lead

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:

Are you and engineer with mainframe experience? If so, this position is responsible for the planning and development of technical support surrounding technology infrastructure capabilities including Servers, Storage, Network/Voice, Middleware, Operating System and database technologies! In this role you will:

  • Design, develop, solve, and debug infrastructure software programs for software improvements and new products.
  • Develop software automation tools including operating systems, routers, networks, voice devices, utilities, databases, and Internet-related tools.
  • Resolve hardware compatibility and / or influences hardware selection.
  • Provide ongoing sophisticated enterprise technical Level 3 support.
  • Employs extensive professional expertise as a generalist or specialist.
  • Develops resolutions to sophisticated problems that require the frequent use of resourcefulness and creativity.
  • Serve as the organization spokesperson on specialized projects or programs.
  • Act as counselor to top management and customers on sophisticated technical research studies and applications!

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

Our Impact:
  • Our team is responsible for mainframe operations and vendor management
  • We collaborate with our business partners to provide an extraordinary technology experience
  • Innovate based on market behaviors to meet our customer's needs

Your Impact:
  • Partners and consults with the business and technology teams.
  • Uses experience to take insightful and logical corrective measures for sophisticated deficiencies and forwards systemic proposals to leadership.
  • Provides advice to leadership on the design, development and enforcement of business/infrastructure application standards to include the associated controls, procedures and monitoring to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain project and system documentation
  • Be a strong advocate for the development team's priorities and challenge and will push back on scope-creep and negotiate timelines with the product owner
  • Engages Application Development teams to understand their initiatives/plans and integrates their plans with operating system upgrade plans
  • Plans and or advises upgrades of operating system and major components and evaluates systems improvements.
  • Identifies technical risks to planned system upgrades and works toward identifying and implementing mitigations to those risks.
  • Reviews completion and implementation of system upgrades and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management on opportunities for improvement.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.
  • Provides mentorship and work leadership to less-experienced team members.
  • Maintains current knowledge of mainframe technology
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Ensure process improvement and participate in technical discussions/reviews.

  • 8-10+ years related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Business or related field
  • Minimum 10 Years validated experience in coding, designing, developing and analyzing data
  • Proven familiarity/expertise with requirements, design, development, testing, and operations of complex systems.
  • Knowledge of z/OS architectures and z/OS internals
  • IBM Mainframe System - COBOL, JCL, CICS, SQL, z/OS, DB2, IMS, Assembler, VSAM, XML, TSO/ISPF, MQ

Keys to Success in this Role:
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent teammate, and detailed understanding of mainframe operation.
  • Proactive and ability to think creatively and execute in a manner that respects and meets appropriate internal controls.
  • Solid attention to detail, ability to execute process, and follow through on tasks, with significant organizational, project and program management skills.
  • Excellent communications skills, including comfort interacting with internal management and external partners.

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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