Are you interested in working in the financial services industry where you will have the opportunity to work in secondary mortgage markets and perform complex data analysis?
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is a key player in the current and future U.S. housing market.
FHFA has several openings for Information Technology and Cybersecurity Examiners in their Division of Enterprise Regulation, which is responsible for the supervision of the Enterprises – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – to ensure their safe and sound operations.
We are looking for experienced IT and cybersecurity examiners to lead risk-focused assessments and examinations of financial institutions and service providers. This will be accomplished by reviewing IT infrastructure and operations, information security and cybersecurity programs, systems development and acquisition processes, and management information systems for assurance of safe and sound practices and compliance with applicable financial laws, regulations, and policy statements. The work also involves:
Partnering with IT and safety and soundness examiners to plan, participate in, and/or lead supervisory events of government sponsored entities. financial institutions and service providers.
Analyzing an entity’s policies, procedures and controls related to IT strategy, risk management, internal and external audit, development and acquisition, cyber/information security, business continuity, and operational capabilities.
Collaborating with examiners, management to recommend IT regulatory ratings and assessments.
Developing work papers and reports to document your analysis and support your conclusions.
Developing surveillance briefings and research on emerging IT and cybersecurity threats.
For more information about FHFA, visit www.fhfa.gov or contact Kathleen Coakley at 202-649-3757 or Kathleen.Coakley@fhfa.gov.
FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or related field; Master’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity or related field is preferred.
Minimum of five years of direct work experience auditing or managing security and technical controls using industry standard frameworks, such as FFIEC, NIST, SANS, and ISO
Advanced knowledge in information security, risk management, end point and server technologies, network management/architecture, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability/pen testing management, audit, and patch management systems
Experience evaluating and applying IT, cybersecurity, audit, and risk management concepts within a regulatory framework or at a financial services firm
Professional certifications in cybersecurity, audit, IT, risk management or related disciplines preferred
Strong analytical, writing skills, and oral communication, including presentation and negotiation skills in dealing with all levels of management, boards of directors and other regulatory agencies
Demonstrated teamwork, analytic and critical thinking abilities
Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for any of the above requirements
Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
About Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) and is responsible for the effective supervision, regulation, and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and the Federal Home Loan Bank System, which includes the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and the office of Finance.
The Agency’s mission is to ensure that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the FHLBanks operate in a safe and sound manner so that they serve as a reliable source of liquidity and funding for housing finance and community investment. Since 2008, FHFA has also served as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
At FHFA every employee plays a vital role in meeting our mission and we depend on them to aspire to excel in every aspect of their work; have the highest ethical and professional standards; respect each other, information and resources; and, promote diversity in our employment and business practices.
Our team primarily consists of examiners, accountants, economists, financial analysts, information technology specialists, and attorneys. We also recruit for a variety of other positions such as policy ...experts, budget and procurement specialists, human resources specialists, facilities and space management professionals and student interns.
For a complete listing of our current career opportunities, visit our web site at www.FHFA.gov/careers.
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