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Director – IT Problem Management

Director – IT Problem Management

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Director – IT Problem Management

McLean, VA

About the Position

The Director for Problem Management performs a critical function within the Information Technology (IT) organization at FreddieMac. Problem Management’s primary objectives are to manage teams that identify root cause for recent business impacting IT events and ensure that actions are taken to address or remediate the cause and underlying contributing factors across the various Information Technology functional areas with the intent to reduce operational risk, improve efficiencies and effectiveness, and minimize future impact. The successful candidate must have a firm understanding of ITIL processes and a wide range of IT knowledge which spans multiple IT disciplines. The candidate must be able to collect, analyze and synthesize data into actionable information. This position is highly collaborative and the candidate must be persuasive as well as reserved as it works closely with and communicates to all levels and functions within the IT organization.


  • Follow established processes & procedures to capture, assess, report and disseminate Problem Management metrics
  • Identify Key Performance and Key Risk Indicators and associated metrics to measure IT effectiveness in mitigating IT Risk
  • Follow established processes, procedures & SLAs to identify, implement and document analysis of Production impacted events
  • Responsible for contributing to the development/improvement of processes/procedures related to proactive problem management
  • Identify trends and potential problem sources by analyzing incident records, change records, and other data sources with the objective of preventing incidents and problems
  • Review existing incident, problem and Change events to identify opportunities for improvements that reduce risk and impact to the business
  • Provide guidance to problem management staff
  • Design, produce and distribute reports as required


  • Coordinate, plan and escalate the development of service improvement opportunities to address high risk and/or high impact events affecting the Production environment
  • Organize and facilitate meetings with all levels of stakeholders
  • Coordinate with Problem Management for analysis of root cause, contributing factors and problem remediation tasks
  • Present to different audiences and adjust accordingly. (business, technical and management) either structured presentations or ad-hoc
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with individual contributors as well as management

Change Agent:

  • Seek technology and tools change that improves trending analysis processes
  • Contribute to the enhancement of technology development of standards, tools and processes


  • College degree or equivalent experience, advanced studies/degree preferred
  • Minimum 8-10 years IT experience
  • 4+ years of analytical experience
  • Must conform to standards, policies and requirements, while seeking improvement opportunities
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and motivated to make a difference
  • Understanding of ITIL3 with an emphasis on Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, and operational analysis and design
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Solid problem solving, analytical, and logic skills
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skillsKey to success in this role
  • Ability to work & collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively with stakeholders
  • Motivated to learn and identify process improvements and efficiencies
  • Ability to adapt to change while continuing to deliver on assigned 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

Interested in applying to this career opportunity?

Please email Taylor Frank, [email protected], and include Director – IT Problem Management in the subject line.

About 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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