Python Developer (Information Security Senior) (Hybrid or Remote Work Schedule)

Freddie Mac Remote
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March 17, 2023
Freddie Mac
Pimmit, VA

At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you'll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

Employees, contingent workers and visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination to be on-site. Effective January 2023, Freddie Mac's hybrid work arrangement is 3 days in the office (specifically Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday).

Position Overview:

Are you someone with a passion for Information Security with a strong background in automating Vulnerability Management processes and activities? Do you enjoy solving complex problems and improving processes through automation? We are seeking a Senior level candidate to join Freddie Mac's Vulnerability and Compliance Scanning team!

Our Impact:

The Freddie Mac Vulnerability and Compliance Scanning Team is responsible for continuous monitoring for vulnerabilities and misconfigurations across multiple environments, and technologies. These include local and cloud infrastructure, databases, endpoints, and others.

Your Impact:

In this role, the candidate will deploy and administer various solutions through automations to ensuring completeness and accuracy of scan coverage as well as increasing the efficiency with our many processes around vulnerability management.

Develop Team Capabilities

  • Generate innovative ideas and challenge the status quo

  • Develop scripts, automations, tools, or methodologies to enhance the team's processes and capabilities, and reduce toil

  • Create/update runbooks and SOP documentation

  • Participate in and actively support mentoring with other members of the team, and mentoring less expe‐ rienced staff

Baseline Security Configurations

  • Develop custom audit scripts for automated monitoring of approved Baseline Security Configurations (BSC) for servers, workstations, network devices, databases, etc

  • Work with platform SMEs to ensure accuracy and completeness for the BSC scans

  • Design monitoring solutions for new and existing technologies to determine compliancy with published standards.

  • Tune scan policies for accuracy and speed


  • 5 years of strong Python programming experience

  • Experience in authoring and developing Python libraries

  • Experience using modules like pandas etc etc

  • Experience using varying types of API calls to query and update data across multiple third-party applications

  • Intermediate to advanced level BASH

  • Experience with Git, CI/CD and other development tools

  • Degree in a STEM related discipline and/or a minimum 5 years of IT/cybersecurity experience

Nice to have:

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and networking in AWS and/or Azure

Keys to Success in this Role:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Strong communication skills Ability to work independently, as well as on a team of individuals with variety of skills and backgrounds

  • Innovative in providing solutions likes new challenges

  • Detail oriented

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Information Technology

FLSA Status:Exempt

The anticipated annualized base salary range for this position is $98,000 to $146,000 and is eligible to participate in the annual incentive program.

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