Senior Model Risk Quantitative Analyst

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, under limited supervision, conduct theoretical and empirical research with public and proprietary data in all areas of mortgage finance business, including mortgage products and securities, borrower behavior, investment and hedging strategies, residential property valuation, macroeconomic models including housing prices and interest rate, financial valuation of finance assets and derivatives, economic capital, and stress testing.


The Internal Audit - Quantitative Modeling - Senior 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:
  • Apply moderately complex mathematical, statistical, and econometric techniques to provide innovative, thorough, and practical solutions that support business strategies and initiatives. Conduct or assess ad-hoc quantitative analyses, modeling, or programming using SAS, SQL, R, or Python.
  • Utilize advanced data mining and/or statistical techniques to develop analytic insights, sound hypotheses, and informed recommendations. Identify opportunities to apply quantitative methods to improve business performance.
  • Apply experience and skill to complete modeling projects aligned with established company policies and industry-wide modeling practices.
  • Implement validation or testing strategies and assess the quality and risk of model methodologies, outputs, and processes. Apply understanding of relevant business context to interpret model results, monitor performance, and assess risks.
  • Communicate complex technical subject matter clearly and concisely, both verbally and through written communication, such as white papers, review reports, or workpapers.



Required Experience
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor's degree required; Masters degree is strongly preferred
  • Area of study in a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Financial Engineering

Desired Experience
  • PhD or other advanced degree in a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Statistics, or Financial Engineering
  • 3+ years of risk management experience in financial services, banking or insurance industries
  • Proficient in one or more of the following tools: Python/R, SQL, Excel, Tableau, Alteryx
  • Knowledgeable in credit models, mortgage security pricing/hedging, DFAST, CECL, and VaR framework.
  • Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills

Additional Information


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