Senior Project Manager - SRE

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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Do you have excellent communication, project management, business/budgeting and technical writing skills?  Are you familiar with scrum and Kanban?  Do you want to work on an exciting pilot and help communicate and broadcast it across the organization?   The Senior Project Manager role might be a perfect fit. Fannie Mae’s Service Reliability and Test Engineering teams are looking for an energetic project manager to assist in bringing best practices to service reliability engineering across the organization. 

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.

•Manage and report on progress and budget expenditures to project owners.

•Provide executive summary to senior leadership

•Write internal blogs and communications, white papers, participate in lunch learnings 

•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 another 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

Master’s or Other Advanced Degree preferred

Business or Computer Science Degree preferred


•6-8 years of related experience


•Excellent organizational and communications skills
•Understanding of project management in scrum and kanban models
•Experience marketing or willingness to take on an internal marketing role including blog posts, learning lunches, white papers, etc.
•Technical understanding of Test Engineering Tools, AWS, Docker, and similar technologies
•Technical writing skills
•A passion for technology
•Experience in project budget management


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: 57645