Washington, District Of Columbia

Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to modernize the nation's housing finance system while being part of an inclusive team using new, emerging technologies. Here, you will help lead our industry forward, enhance your technical expertise, and make your career.

Job Description

As a valued colleague on our team, you will provide expert advice and team guidance on managing several projects and/or products to meet organizational goals. In this role, you will make decisions on requests for resources, and collaborate with management to define timing, scope, priorities, risks, and opportunities. You will coordinate with other teams to ensure support of the portfolios.

This role will be focused on providing oversight and governance the Chief Operating Office portfolio, supporting the transformation away from Project Portfolio Management towards Lean Portfolio Management, and establishing strong working relationships within the Chief Operating Office organization.


The Enterprise Planning – Portfolio Management – Lead Associate role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care, so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement systematic approach to collecting and reporting on project or operation data. Review and analyze data collected by the team.
  • Collaborate with management to define the objectives of projects or products.
  • Monitor and report on the performance of product or project teams.
  • Refine goals, guidelines, objectives, and timelines for teams as needed.



Required Experience:

  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrable experience helping an organization plan & manage change in effort to meet strategic objectives;
  • Understanding of and conversant in one of more of the following technology realms: cloud, Architecture, InfoSec, Operations; 
  • Experience with project management, executive reporting and metrics, and change implementation; 
  • Adept at managing project plans, resources, and people to ensure successful project completion; specifically, knowledge & experience in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) competency of Lean Portfolio Management; 
  • Experience leveraging business insight skills to include including advising, designing business models, interpreting customer and market insights, forecasting, benchmarking, and more;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience presenting information to audiences with various functional and technical expertise in a way that is engaging and easy to understand;  
  • Relationship management skills to include managing and engaging stakeholders, customers, and vendors, building relationship networks, contracting, and more;
  • Influencing skills and experience negotiating, persuading others, facilitating meetings, and resolving conflict;
  • Skilled in documentation and reporting for the purposes of analysis, data discovery, and decision-making;
  • Skilled in the graphical representation of information in the form of a charts, diagrams, pictures, and dashboards with programs and tools such as Excel, Tableau, or Power BI;
  • Experience partnering cross-functionally and familiarity with collaboration tools / platforms such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Microsoft Project, JIRA, Confluence, etc.

Desired Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or other advanced Degree;
  • Professional certifications in Agile, Scrum, SAFe (LPM), etc.;
  • Experience with Planview; 
  • Experience in financial services or consulting.

Additional Information

Job REF ID: REF2920B

The future is what you make it to be. Discover compelling opportunities at Fanniemae.com/careers.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at careers_mailbox@fanniemae.com.

Washington, District Of Columbia

We are Future Makers at Fannie Mae, and our mission is to deliver stability and affordability to America’s housing market. We help make the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage possible, and we’re passionate about increasing access to affordable housing, advancing technology to build a better mortgage process, and creating green finance products to drive environmental sustainability.


Are you a Future Maker looking to join a diverse, collaborative team? We welcome your interest in helping us tackle tomorrow’s challenges today.

We continue to hire for all open roles, with interviewing and onboarding conducted virtually until further notice.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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