Our client, a leading source of financing for mortgage lenders, is seeking a Senior Staff Software Engineer for its corporate office in Reston, Virginia.


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.

  • Provide design leadership in large or complex development projects involving application development, migrations, additions to existing applications. Participate in project meetings with other technical staff and business owners and subject matter experts.
  • Assess and develop high level design requirements for project and communicate in writing or in meetings with development team. Assess detailed specifications against design requirements.
  • Review application in progress of development to ensure compliance with overall design parameters and corporate development standards. Guide programmers/developers on technical issues.
  • Develop or review development of test protocols for testing application before user acceptance. Review test results and direct further development.
  • May serve as technical lead, architect, project lead or principle developer in course of large or complex project.
  • May provide, or guide provision of technical support to applications currently in production.
  • May mentor or guide work of less experienced programming and development staff.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • Minimum of 8+ years of software development experience working in fast paced environments.
  • Minimum of 4+ years working in Agile development projects and preferably Scrum.
  • Must have experience leading development teams or playing Architect role on large complex projects.
  • Familiarity with TDD, XP & pair programming.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present complex architecture ideas to various stakeholders including Enterprise Architecture, Development team, Business partners and Ops teams.
  • Writing technical blogs and presenting at tech meetups is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience working on various technologies such as Spring, Hibernate, JPA, Tomcat, Spring Boot, Spring Data, RESTful Architectures, XML, JSON, Java, JavaScript, Tibco BusinessWorks.
  • Must have experience with Service Oriented Architecture and Asynchronous designs patterns.
  • Passionate about writing quality code and experience using testing frameworks such as Junit, Mockito, KarmaJS, PhantomJS, Cucumber, BDD, etc.
  • Must have experience with one or more areas such as Log Analysis using ELK (or Splunk), AWS Cloud, Big Data Technologies, UX/UI Design, Mobile development, AngularJS, Twitter Bootstrap.
  • Familiar with Microservices Architecture style, 12 Factor App design practices, reactive manifesto and general software design patterns.
  • Experience implementing complex architectures for large transaction volumes, creating circuit breaker style design patterns to ensure high availability/reliability, among others.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and/or Redis is a plus.
  • Experience with search engines such as ElasticSearch or Solr is a plus.
  • Experience with DevOps culture and tools such as Jenkins for CI/CD.
  • Must have ability to rapidly prototype new ideas and present findings.
  • General mortgage or finance industry experience desirable.
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