Fannie Mae Careers

Senior Market Researcher

Washington, District of Columbia
Business Development

Job Description


Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better. 
The Single Family Strategy and Insights group is a new team at Fannie Mae, working on the highest impact projects to drive change throughout the organization in pursuit of our corporate vision – to be America’s Most Valued Housing Partner.  As a founding member of the team, you help define our role as we work on foundational strategy issues for the single family business - changing the way we interact with our customers, the market, and each other.  With leadership from top–tier strategy consulting and a range of high performing financial institutions, the group provides a strong learning and mentorship environment for those looking to enhance their strategic thinking, consulting, and change management skills.  
Leads complex analytical projects to provide market insights on relevant economic, demographic, and housing- related topics to inform Fannie Mae business decisions. Seeks new applications for datasets and analytical methods.
  • Partners with business units to scope and define research projects that deliver actionable findings to address business needs
  • Leads and executes analytical projects based on various data sources, including primary and secondary data, using advanced research methods and statistical analysis techniques
  • Analyzes and interprets data to identify patterns and solutions; converts complex data and findings into understandable tables, graphs, and written reports
  • Communicates results and their implications in a manner that will be easily understood by non-technical professionals; advises business units or senior management on how to best use research findings
  • Seeks new applications for datasets and analytical methods
  • Devise and evaluate methods for obtaining and analyzing data
  • Apply data management skills to manage and/or compile large complex research dataset from multiple sources (e.g. consumer surveys, macroeconomic data series, in-house loan mortgage data, etc.) and multiple formats (SAS, Oracle, Excel etc.)
  • Monitors external vendors to ensure ROI and contract compliance while minimizing overall spend
  • Collect and synthesize consumer, marketplace, and competitor trends needed to support analysis from multiple sources 
  • Brainstorm new processes, products or experiences in concert with owners across various teams 
  • Leverage a data-driven approach to turn insights from the team into strategic recommendations for the business; Collaborate with business units to resolve concerns 
  • Establish metrics and measurement programs to define success for an initiative and monitor results 
  • Contribute to Executive, Board and Regulator strategic planning and reporting


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required 
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • 4-6 years of related experience
  • 2+ years' applied experience in advanced analytics, market research, product development, or marketing science industry or a related field, consistently delivering actionable and practical results.
  • Substantial experience leading the design and execution of market research projects (strategy and design, instrument development, programming and fielding, analysis and presentation of insights).
  • Experience with the design and execution of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • B2B and B2C market research experience a plus.
  • Experience consulting on market research (either internal corporate research or research provider).
  • Able to work autonomously with direction as needed.
  • Able to communicate effectively and influence across levels and functions through verbal and written formats.
  • Ability to communicate the value of research and provide thought leadership in the field of market research.
  • Ability to manage a large volume of work and high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to project manage their own work to meet deadlines.

As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation.
Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Would you like to learn more about FNMA? We are looking to build our network of potentially interested candidates with Strategy and Insights   background and invite you to share your information with us. Let us know if you would be interested in working on a high-performing team and making a difference in making homes more accessible. We would like to collect your information and learn more about your background. If there is a potential match, we may contact you and share further information about exploring upcoming opportunities at Fannie Mae.
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**Please note that this invitation is NOT an active opening/posting. Submitting an application constitutes an expression of interest in future similar active openings at Fannie Mae. A recruiter will review your qualifications and, if an active opening becomes available in the future that meets your skill set, you may be contacted.**

Req ID: 55316