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Project Manager III

Reston, Virginia
Information Management

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.

Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.

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Plan, manage, and execute varied software development, customization, or IT systems development projects. Gather information at front end to determine project parameters and specifications, and to budget human, financial and other resources. May provide technical oversight to some staff and track attainment of project milestones. Report on progress and budget expenditures to project owners.


  • Meet with application owners, application developers and analysts, coding staff and the like to determine business needs and functionalities desired for new or revised application.
  • Plan course of relatively large or complex project(s), including milestones, resources needed in the form of staff hours, budget, use of technology and tools and document in project plan, following established project management methodology.
  • Track course of project from meetings, conferring with developers, and receiving reports. Update project plan as needed. Document changes to scope or functionalities with change ticket, project plan, or other format.
  • Assess compliance of development process with accepted methodology and communicate to responsible managers or staff. Document exceptions or deviations as needed. Convene meetings and plan agenda to ensure important issues are aired and resolved.
  • Report on progress of project, use of staff, $ expenditures, progress on milestones and the like to application owners.
  • Provide guidance to project staff; may manage staff of analysts who are developing technical specifications or developers who are coding. May plan, document, manage and evaluate staff performance, or contribute to evaluation by their managers.
  • Contribute to professional or technical development of less experienced staff by mentoring or training.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required


  • 6+ years of related experience


  • Partnering with IT and business functions to lead, manage and direct cross-functional resources throughout the program lifecycle.
  • Possess a broader view of the enterprise goals, strategies and be able to connect the pieces together and recommend better alternatives before taking on the projects.

  • Understand demand capacity management and be able to communicate the overall impact to the project stakeholders at the beginning of the project.

  • Strong analytical/quantitative and problem solving skills combined with information technology and/or information security knowledge

  • Develop, track and manage project budget, project plans, timelines and scope.

  • Drive and implement complex projects/programs for enterprise Information Security initiatives to continuously be a critical part in protecting Fannie Mae.

  • Partner closely with other members of functional project teams to define requirements, scope and schedule.  

  • Make presentations to steering committees or project sponsors.

  • Possess strong verbal & written communication skills. Be comfortable speaking in front of varied business/technical audiences to deliver project updates.

  • Proactively identify risks, issues along with solution identification.

  • Succinct & confident written and verbal messaging for project updates and any stakeholder meetings including but not limited to:

  • Summarize/synthesize information and material appropriately for audience and become more cognizant of executive summary messaging vs being project status focused

  • Escalate to the appropriate audience (when required)



As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to pass to successfully complete a background investigation.


Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req ID: 56395