Quantitative Tech Lead - Economist

Full Time
Main Location
Mclean, VA, United States
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powertofly approved What Freddie Mac Has to Offer:

Freddie Mac makes home possible for millions of families and individuals by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Benefits include:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Home benefit program
  • Student loan repayment benefit
  • Paid parental leave
  • 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 someone who loves research? Do you want your work to be meaningful and make an impact in the housing industry? Apply now and learn why there’s #MoreAtFreddieMac

    Our Impact:
    • Research on housing policy issues with the focus on access to credit, affordability and underserved markets.
    • Provide industry thought leadership by publishing and socializing research to academics and industry partners.
    • Conduct empirical research and analytics in support of business decisions in the pursuit of our community mission.
    Your Impact:
    • Write and publish research papers, articles and reports focused on, but not limited to, understanding barriers and opportunities for underrepresented and low- to moderate-income consumers.
    • Support Housing Insights and Solutions team through data preparation, complex data and statistical analysis, and model output assessment to support and drive business strategies and objectives.
    • Provide innovative, thorough and practical solutions to an extensive range of demanding and complicated business problems.
    • Support market and lender outreach research and analytics, including new pilots, program, and segment strategies to better target borrowers.
    • Collaborate with other areas of the company to create deliberate affordable and access to credit strategies.
    • Work under limited direction, independently resolving and developing approaches to solutions.
    Qualifications:
    • Doctorate degree (or master’s degree with equivalent work experience) in economics, statistics or a related quantitative field.
    • 5-10 years of related technical experience.
    • Coursework or work experience applying predictive modeling techniques from finance, statistics, mathematics, data science, and computer programming to large data sets. Qualifying coursework may include–but is not limited to-statistics, mathematical programming, optimization, machine learning, computational methods, design and analysis of algorithms, Bayesian methods, derivatives, and Monte Carlo methods/modeling.
    • Coursework or work experience writing statistical and/or optimization programs to develop models and algorithms. Programming languages may include–but are not limited to–Python, R, SQL, Java, SAS, and MATLAB.
    Keys to Success in this Role:
    • Exceptional quantitative, empirical analysis, and research skills.
    • Strong knowledge of econometric models, tools and techniques.
    • Familiarity with a range of machine learning techniques and capabilities.
    • Good communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

    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.

    Notice to External Search Firms: Freddie Mac partners with BountyJobs for contingency search business through outside firms. Resumes received outside the BountyJobs system will be considered unsolicited and Freddie Mac will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. If interested in learning more, please visit www.BountyJobs.com and register with our referral code: MAC.

    Time-type:Full time

    Job Category:Research & Modeling

    FLSA Status:Exempt
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