Lead Software Engineer

  • Company: Fannie Mae
  • Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Posted: October 03, 2017
  • Reference ID: 51662

Are you interested in helping solve today's most critical housing challenges? In simplest terms, Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. We work at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae.

For more information about Fannie Mae, visit http://www.fanniemae.com/progress


Use modern tools, techniques, and methods to develop, modify, or update applications used by business units or infrastructure units. Lead, or play lead technical role in development teams' efforts to determine unit needs and business processes that are automated by the application. Assess high level design issues relating to platform, enterprise software, and interactions with other systems.

  • Support the team in the writing of deployment scripts and place strong emphasis in automated deployment, infrastructure automation solutions, and continuous delivery process.
  • Work with product owners and other development team members to determine new features and user stories needed in large/complex development projects
  • Create or Update documentation in support of development efforts. Documents may include detailed specifications, implementation guides, architecture diagrams or design documents.
  • Participate in code reviews with peers and managers to ensure that each increment adheres to original vision as described in the user story and all standard resource libraries and architecture patterns as appropriate.
  • Respond to trouble/support calls for applications in production in order to make quick repair to keep application in production.
  • Serve as a technical lead for an Agile team and actively participate in all Agile ceremonies. Participate in all team ceremonies including planning, grooming, product demonstration and team retrospectives
  • Mentor or provide technical guidance to less experienced staff; may use high end development tools to assist or facilitate development process.
  • Leverage Fannie Mae DevOps tool stack to build, inspect, deploy, test and promote new or updated features. May serve as technical lead, architect, project lead or principle developer in course of large or complex project.
  • Expert proficiency in unit testing as well as coding in 1-2 languages (e.g. Java, etc).
  • Expert proficiency in Object Oriented Design (OOD) and analysis. Expert proficiency in application of analysis/design engineering functions. Expert proficiency in application of non-functional software qualities such as resiliency, maintainability, etc. Expert proficiency in advanced behavior-driven testing techniques. Provide expertise for teams in all matters related to deployment, building and release process.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • 8 years of related experience

  • Advanced proficiency in programming in 1-2 languages (e.g. Java, Ruby, Python, etc.).
  • Recent full-stack hands-on development experience.
  • Strong knowledge and integration experience using RESTful APIs, SOAP and JMS/EMS integration patterns.
  • Experience implementing in-memory transaction processing and caching solutions such as Gemfire or Redis
  • Experienced in the use of continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo, etc.) and build/deploy automation (e.g. Elastic Beanstalk, Docker, etc.).
  • Recent front-end development experience using Angular.js or React.js.
  • Experience with object modeling and data modeling practices.
  • Experienced with Agile practices/methodologies (e.g. Scrum, TDD, BDD, etc.).
  • Experience with test automation using Cucumber, Karma, or Selenium WebDriver is a plus.
  • Experience with AWS RDS (Postgres) and NoSQL technologies is a plus.
  • Strong team player, quick learner, and a good communicator with an open and collaborative mindset.


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.

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