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Lead Software Engineer IV - Single-Family

Company: Fannie Mae
Location: Reston
Posted on: April 12, 2019

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.

For more information about Fannie Mae, visit


Our Single-Family team in Reston, VA is looking for a Lead Software Engineer IV that will be part of leading the most important digital transformation at Fannie Mae. You will be working on one of the most critical applications called Desktop Underwriter and helping to redesign and rebuild the platform as well as be part of moving the entire platform to AWS. You will 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. EDUCATION
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
      • 8-10+ years of related experience SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Required Skills
        • 10+ years of experience of full-stack development using Java and J2EE.
        • Experience with Spring Core, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Spring Integration, Spring Security, and Spring Batch.
        • Experience in testing automation using Selenium, Cucumber, and JUnit.
        • Hands-On experience with Database development and tools with SQL, O/RM, Flyway, OLTP Database Tuning, etc.
        • Hands-on experience in Cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.) implementation, development and support.
        • Knowledge of UNIX (Linux) environment and scripting (bash, shell and python).
        • Experience with implementing integration solutions with RESTful Web Services.
        • Experience with Micro Services and building scalable Services and API's.
        • RDBMS or NoSQL Database experience. Desired Skills
          • Hands-on experience with AWS development using EC2, EB, IAM, S3, SDK, CLI, Code Deploy, Code Commit, Lambda/Step Functions, Cloudfront. Cloudwatch, would be a plus.
          • Good understanding of load balancing, Application Server clustering, network infrastructure would be a plus. EMPLOYMENT
            As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
            Req ID: 55853

Keywords: Fannie Mae, Reston , Lead Software Engineer IV - Single-Family, IT / Software / Systems , Reston, Virginia

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