Python Developer Associate

Location: McLean, VA


IT Finance Python Developer Associate

Are you someone who enjoys working with numbers, data, technology every day?  Do you have a passion for designing and implementing technology solutions to support data driven decisions?  If you are an experienced programmer interested in integrating data from multiple disparate data sources to support reporting and analytics than this could be the perfect opportunity for you!  Apply to join Freddie Mac’s IT Finance department in this newly created role as a Python Developer Associate.
 
Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Solve Business Problems with Technology
o    Collaborates with customers, partners, and the team to define requirements, design, test, and implement technical solutions to drive automation of business processes
o    Ability to identify and quickly design solutions that receive positive customer feedback in a rapidly changing environment
o    Actively identifies opportunities and champions ideas for process improvement and automation using the latest technology

Design and Implement Data Analytic and Reporting Solutions
o    Develop high quality ETLs with built-in automated tests and reconciliations to validate completeness of data movement for any new or existing integrations with automated tests and/or reconciliations 
o    Develops high quality SQL, dashboards, and/or reports tailored to meet end user, management, and business requirements
o    Proposes cost effective solutions that are fit-for-purpose, which properly balance speed to market, durability, complexity, ease-of-use and end-to-end automation
 
Incorporate Feedback to Exceed Customer Expectations
o    Actively listens and incorporates customer feedback into technical solutions
o    Design solutions that minimize the need for customers to reprocess information
o    Present information in a format that engages the customer to support and drive better business decisions

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements 
o    0-2 years’ experience in the following:
¿    data wrangling, data manipulation, visualizations, dashboarding, and ETL
¿    programming in Python or other languages
¿    financial systems, management information systems, and/or relational databases to develop business intelligence
¿    working through the full software development lifecycle
¿    object oriented programming and design concepts
o    BSc in Computer Science/Engineering, Management Information Systems (MIS), Accounting Information Systems (AIS), Accounting, Finance, or Data Analytics/Data Science

Keys to Success in this Role
o    Sense of humor
o    Enjoys working with numbers and financial data
o    Strong attention to detail
o    Personality type that thrives in a team oriented, start-up type environment
o    Can easily shift focus between high priority tasks as required
o    Intellectually curious
o    Actively seeks out opportunities to expand professional knowledge and network
o    Leverages acquired knowledge into continuous process improvement activity
o    Actively seek opportunities to continuously improve technical quality of applications
o    Willingness to mentor and guide junior staff in their acquisition and development of technical skills

PREFERRED SKILLS:
o    MS/MBA in Computer Science/Engineering, Accounting, Finance, or Data Analytics/Data Science
o    Financial services experience
o    Experience with Tableau Desktop/Server, Postman, Git, PyCharm, RESTful APIs, AWS, Hyperion SmartView, SQL Server, PeopleSoft Project Costing (PCS), and/or Apptio
o    Experience with Python packages: anacondas, pandas, numpy, xlrd, xlwt, boto3, requests, json, json, re, urllib3
o    Experience with Agile development frameworks and tools (e.g. CI/CD)