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Development Director

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Development Director

McLean, VA

About the Position

Freddie Mac is seeking a seeking an experienced leader with a proven track record to lead the teams that enable and support our build & release, CI/CD, ALM, and other tool platforms. We expect this role to be able to balance their focus on transformation while optimizing our current tool platforms. If you have a strong hands-on IT leadership background and passion for delivering outcomes by innovating and exploiting the tools that enable people all over Freddie Mac to do their jobs better, faster, and in innovative ways, we are hiring a CI/CD & Platform Tools Services Director. The role is responsible for creating an exciting and energizing environment focused on its people, processes, and technologies during a period of tremendous change; leading with a balanced approach to quality, risk, and cost; driving efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organization; building a strong bench of future leaders. Identifies, manages, and mitigates risk.


  • Lead a team that owns and manages enterprise wide ALM & CI/CD tools to include full tool lifecycle management, operational support, and service SLA management
  • Lead and develop a team that will support CI/CD build automation and deployment functions
  • Take an active role in DevOps toolchain & technology roadmap planning and influence the evolution to DevOps delivery
  • Expose strengths and weaknesses in the CI/CD Processes and suggest or automate paths forward to mitigate those weaknesses
  • Ensure alignment with DevOps industry best practices and patterns for supporting product and project teams
  • Provide management of the tool lifecycle for owned tools, including but not limited to:
    • Purchase, installation, and retirement of tools
    • Monitoring of tool license usage and compliance
  • Lead operational activities for owned tools, including but not limited to:
    • Establishment and management of operational SLAs
    • Maintenance and upgrade of tool versions and underlying infrastructure
  • Work with stakeholders across the IT organization to adopt new tools
  • Establish operational objectives and work plans for subordinate teams, and delegate assignments to aligned managers
  • Establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements for managed teams
  • Implement strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results for assigned responsibilities
  • Maintain production environment, operational readiness, controls adherence, and application risk management for owned applications and tools


  • 12+ years of technology delivery experience
  • 4+ years of management skills with a passion for leading and developing individuals to meet their highest level of potential
  • Experience with DevOps concepts, tools and techniques, including but not limited to: Jenkins, Maven builder, Puppet, automated software and configuration deployment tools
  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile and DevOps practices and CI/CD technologies
  • Strong understanding of systems infrastructure and management of that infrastructure
  • Experience with containerized infrastructure solutions following Microservices and DevOps principles
  • In-depth experience leading delivery of solutions that are: Secure, Resilient, Scalable, Transformative
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, independent, and works with minimal direction

Key to success in this role

  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Ability to work & collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to explain complex technology to business and IT leadership
  • Sense of urgency and able to apply risk based approach to prioritize work
  • A sense of humor
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, persuasively with technology and business stakeholders
  • Motivated to learn new technologies and identify process improvements and efficiencies
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on objectives
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess

  • Drive for Execution – Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
  • Partnership – Build trust and strong partnerships through your own and team’s actions
  • Growth and Development – Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Preferred Skills

  • Advanced studies in technology or management preferred
  • Familiarity with delivering solutions on cloud based infrastructures
  • Experience managing and supporting COTS products at an enterprise level

Interested in applying to this career opportunity?

Please email Taylor Frank, [email protected], and include Freddie Mac Development Director in the subject line.

About the Freddie Mac

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.

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