Freddie Mac’s Single Family division is in the process of setting up an Innovation Lab to serve as a project accelerator as well as a hub for ideation and development/prototyping of disruptive concepts. The team will be comprised of individuals from varied backgrounds to enable diversity of thought and synergies in innovation.
We are seeking individual(s) with experience working within innovative teams to collaborate among team members, Subject Matter Experts, and business partners to solve business problems and to prototype solutions driving the future of Freddie Mac and of the mortgage industry. Candidate must have demonstrated abilities as a creative and strategic leader, business risk taker, design thinker, with excellent communication skills, strong analytical capabilities, and a change agent mentality. Experience in a start-up, venture capital, incubator, or innovation lab environment is required. Must have skills in one or more of the following areas FinTech, blockchain, artificial intelligence (machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks, image recognition, cognitive automation), UX/CX, or Rapid prototyping. Knowledge of financial services and the mortgage industry is a plus. Since we are looking at building a team versus filling an individual slot, the focus will be on identifying candidates with a set of exemplary experiences and skills to compliment the broader team.
Provide thought leadership and guidance related to the application of emerging technologies in the Innovation Lab’s Concept Development team. Partner with Technology, Data Center of Excellence, Modeling, and Architecture teams to explore practical and near-term use of new technologies. Work hands-on in a fast paced environment with a cross functional team defining, enhancing, and leading prototype development to explore new ideas. In addition to daily Concept Team participation, the Senior FinTech Lead will attend technology mortgage industry conferences and maintain a network across the industry to keep abreast of the latest industry challenges, opportunities, and advancements.Will work with idea generators to refine concepts, develop high level business requirements and application, and assess market viability. Will partner with concept sponsors and team members to transition concepts into workable prototypes to prove out concept functionality within relevant technical solutions.
The successful candidate will have:
•a broad understanding of existing and emerging technologies (including artificial intelligence, block chain and others)
•able to provide leadership to the emerging technology team
•ability to understand and apply concepts not currently used in Financial Services is highly desirable
•experience in working in Agile/Agile-like environments and have experience with UX
•strategic and creative thinker, risk taker, change agent, analytical, design thinker, and excellent presentation and oral communication skills
•Advanced degree in related field
•Mortgage industry leadership or industry Market Analysis experience
•Start-up Technology or FinTech experience
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.