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Lead Software Engineer (Java/AWS)

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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Our Single-Family division in Reston, is currently looking to hire a Lead Software Engineer. You will be responsible for building highly-innovative software solutions and perform in the capacity of technical lead in development teams' efforts. You will assess high level design challenges relating to platform, enterprise software, and interactions with other systems. You’ll partner closely with a variety of stakeholders and will be responsible for hands-on development work. 


  • 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
  • Minimum of 8 years of software design and development experience with mission critical and large customer facing platforms
  • Experienced in leading technical teams and being a communication liaison among multiple groups
  • Hands on experience in Java/J2EE, Web Services, Spring Framework, and Messaging
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of 12 Factor practices
  • Experienced in AWS Cloud Implementations
  • Experience in working in Agile teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience influencing senior leaders
  • Experience with SAFe is a plus
  • Experience in implementing APIs and associated information security practices is plus 

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: 55083