Lead Software Engineer (Java/AWS)

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 www.fanniemae.com/progress.


Our Single-Family team in Reston, VA is looking for a Lead Software Engineer IV that will play a key role in Fannie Mae’s flagship product application, Desktop Underwriter. You will be at the forefront of policy changes and leading modernization standards and any changes across the industry. You will use modern tools, techniques, and methods to develop, modify, or update applications used by business units or infrastructure units. You will play a 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.

Required Skills 

  • Experience as a Tech Lead and ability to provide guidance in designing and architecting critical software applications
  • At least 8 years of experience in Java/J2EE and related technologies with solid understanding of design principles
  • Hands on experience with Spring Boot and Microservices based architecture 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to mentor/coach team members as well as experience influencing senior leadership
  • Experience leading and working in Agile Team

Desired Skills 

  • Experience with Angular, TypeScript, ReactJS and related technologies would be a plus
  • Cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.) implementation, development and support experience would be a plus
  • Experience with SAFe is a 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: 58118