MF Capital Markets - Financial Engineering - Lead Associate - REF6533V

Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to impact the future of the housing industry while being part of an inclusive team thriving in an energizing, flexible environment. Here, you will help lead our industry forward and make your career.

Job Description

As a valued colleague on our team, you will provide expert advice and guidance to the team responsible for applying mathematical models, advanced tools or techniques (such as SAS, Python, and R), and financial industry knowledge to business or financial data, including model results. Your efforts will enable the team to analyze or report on business performance, solve business questions, or inform business decisions. Work may include developing models or prototypes to achieve these goals, but is not the core focus in the role.

The MF Capital Markets - Financial Engineering - Lead Associate role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:
  • Develop approach to processing or analyzing large amounts of data efficiently using advanced financial engineering tools and techniques. Determine customer's intended uses for a financial analysis or model.
  • Lead financial analysis or forecasting, which may include scenario or sensitivity analysis, stress testing, or attribution analysis.
  • Execute models and/or interpret model results. Translate the results from the analysis or models for the customer into understandable conclusions.
  • Work directly with model builders to vet new models, suggest changes to existing models, or analyze model performance data.
  • Perform advanced data and systems analysis, validation, and regression testing.



Minimum Required Experiences
  • 4 years

Desired Experiences
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Graduate Degree preferred
  • CFA Charterholders preferred
  • Develop and execute cashflow models for structured finance, such as RMBS, CMBS, ABS or CRT.
  • Possess a basic knowledge and understanding of the GSE capital framework (CCF/ERCF) and how it applies to CRT transactions.
  • Knowledge of or experience working with regulatory capital frameworks
  • Knowledge of or experience working with RMBS cashflows

  • Experience gathering accurate information to explain concepts and answer critical questions
  • Ability to frame ideas as systems and analyzing the inputs, outputs, and process
  • Experience in the process of analyzing data to identify trends or relationships to inform conclusions about the data
  • Determining causes of operating errors and taking corrective action
  • Communication including communicating in writing or verbally, copywriting, planning and distributing communication, etc.
  • Experience evaluating businesses, projects, budgets, and other financial entities or instruments to determine viability, stability, and performance
  • Experience identifying measures, or indicators of system performance, and the actions needed to improve or correct performance to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience defining and managing changes to documents, code, computer programs, websites, and other files to enable collaboration and ensure teams are working from the latest version
  • Adept at managing project plans, resources, and people to ensure successful project completion
  • Risk Assessment and Management including evaluating and designing controls, conducting impact assessments, identifying control gaps, remediating risk, etc.
  • Skilled in the graphical representation of information in the form of a charts, diagrams, pictures, and dashboards with programs and tools such as Excel, Tableau, or Power BI
  • Business Insight including advising, designing business models, interpreting customer and market insights, forecasting, benchmarking, etc.
  • Programming including coding, debugging, and using relevant programming languages
  • Operational Excellence including improving and overseeing operations
  • Skilled in documentation and database reporting for the purposes of analysis, data discovery, and decision-making with the use of relevant software such as Crystal Reports, Excel, or SSRS
  • Influencing including negotiating, persuading others, facilitating meetings, and resolving conflict
  • Expertise in using statistical methods, including: developing and testing hypotheses, using experimental design, and running linear and logistic regressions
  • Skilled in cloud technologies and cloud computing
  • Working with people with different functional expertise respectfully and cooperatively to work toward a common goal
  • Relationship Management including managing and engaging stakeholders, customers, and vendors, building relationship networks, contracting, etc.

  • Skilled in Python object-oriented programming
  • Skilled in R and RStudio
  • Skilled in Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings, development, and networking platforms
  • Skilled in SQL
  • Skilled in Tableau
  • Skilled in Excel
  • Experience using Intex
  • Skilled in Microsoft Teams
  • Experience using SharePoint
  • Experience using scheduling software to book events
  • Experience using JIRA
  • Skilled in using Bloomberg Professional

Additional Information

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