at Federal Housing Finance Agency
Location Washington, DC and McLean, VA, United States
Date Posted August 20, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Washington, DC and McLean, VA

FHFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Are you interested in working in the financial services industry where you will have the opportunity to work in secondary mortgage markets and perform complex data analysis?

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is a key player in the current and future U.S. housing market.

FHFA has several openings for Information Technology and Cybersecurity Examiners in their Division of Enterprise Regulation, which is responsible for the supervision of the Enterprises – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – to ensure their safe and sound operations.

We are looking for experienced IT and cybersecurity examiners to lead risk-focused assessments and examinations of financial institutions and service providers. This will be accomplished by reviewing IT infrastructure and operations, information security and cybersecurity programs, systems development and acquisition processes, and management information systems for assurance of safe and sound practices and compliance with applicable financial laws, regulations, and policy statements.  The work also involves:

  • Partnering with IT and safety and soundness examiners to plan, participate in, and/or lead supervisory events of government sponsored entities. financial institutions and service providers.
  • Analyzing an entity’s policies, procedures and controls related to IT strategy, risk management, internal and external audit, development and acquisition, cyber/information security, business continuity, and operational capabilities.
  • Collaborating with examiners, management to recommend IT regulatory ratings and assessments.
  • Developing work papers and reports to document your analysis and support your conclusions.
  • Developing surveillance briefings and research on emerging IT and cybersecurity threats.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or related field; Master’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of direct work experience auditing or managing security and technical controls using industry standard frameworks, such as FFIEC, NIST, SANS, and ISO
  • Advanced knowledge in information security, risk management, end point and server technologies, network management/architecture, intrusion detection and prevention systems, vulnerability/pen testing management, audit, and patch management systems
  • Experience evaluating and applying IT, cybersecurity, audit, and risk management concepts within a regulatory framework or at a financial services firm
  • Professional certifications in cybersecurity, audit, IT, risk management or related disciplines preferred
  • Strong analytical, writing skills, and oral communication, including presentation and negotiation skills in dealing with all levels of management, boards of directors and other regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrated teamwork, analytic and critical thinking abilities
  • Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for any of the above requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

To apply, please click on the following link:

For more information about FHFA, visit or contact Kathleen Coakley at 202-649-3757 or

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