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Software Engineering Manager

Washington, District of Columbia
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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Lead a team of professionals who work within project teams using 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.


  • Collaborating with Product and Program Managers to develop a long-term roadmap with achievable estimates; ensuring software engineering priorities are included within the roadmap.
  • Working closely with software engineers and other engineering managers to architect, develop and deliver the best solutions.
  • Guide project's roadmap, lending expertise and strategic thinking to ensure business alignment.
  • Coordinate and administer assignments, monitor team progress, and maintain schedules. Develop team members and provide ongoing professional guidance and direction.
  • Provide expertise for teams in all matters related to deployment, building and release process.
  • 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 where needed.
  • Leverage Fannie Mae DevOps tool stack to build, inspect, deploy, test and promote new or updated features. May serve as architect or project lead in course of large or complex project.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required


  • 6+ years of related experience
  • 10+ years of related experience


The selected candidate will oversee multiple Scrum teams that work on mission critical applications to form an end-to-end trading platform. The entire platform is currently undergoing transformation to use modern technology & architectural principles in order to better address evolving business needs. The Software Engineering Manager’s responsibilities include providing architecture / design guidance, stakeholder management and staff management. Candidates should possess …

  • Demonstrable software engineering management & technical leadership experience in enterprise-level environments
  • Previous people management experience of teams consisting of 8-10+ direct reports
  • Strong experience with Agile methodology such as Scrum, Kanban, and/or Scaled Agile Framework
  • Exposure to all aspects of SDLC, including production support, across the Java/JEE stack
  • Previous experience modifying/re-architecting applications in cloud environments
  • Previous experience leveraging technologies such as Spring Boot, Microservices, APIs, Kakfa, Kinesis, Eureka, and other new open-source tools                                             


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: 55281