Herndon, Virginia

Company Description

At Fannie Mae, futures are made. The inspiring work we do makes an affordable home a reality and a difference in the lives of Americans. Every day offers compelling opportunities to modernize the nation's housing finance system while being part of an inclusive team using new, emerging technologies. Here, you will help lead our industry forward, enhance your technical expertise, and make your career.

Job Description

As a valued colleague on our team, you will act as a team lead in the designing, producing, testing, or implementing software, technology, or processes, as well as lead processes for creating and maintaining IT architecture, large scale data stores, and cloud-based systems.

The Lead Software Engineer role will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities:

  • Independently determine the needs of the customer while identifying and resolving conflicting or complementary needs across customer groups.
  • Applying advanced skill, knowledge and experience, design and develop software solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Use a process-driven approach to leading design solutions.
  • Implement new software technology and coordinate simultaneous implementation tasks across teams.
  • May maintain or oversee the maintenance of existing software.




Minimum Required Experiences

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent 
  • 4+ years of related experience
  • 2 or more years of experience with technologies such as Spark and Amazon EMR, Scala, Python, AWS Glue, SQL and NoSQL
  • ETL and data process automation on large datasets experience

Desired Experiences

  • Experience with PostGIS and Livy
  • Experience with GIS Tools
  • Proven track record of:
    • Creative problem solving, working with modelers or data scientists
    • Performance optimization for large unstructured data
    • Indexing and working with image files, especially aerial images
    • Build out and maintenance of a streaming data platform
    • Experience with Provenance standard or other lineage frameworks
    • Data visualization and mapping
    • Navigating uncertainties and problem solving
    • 1+ years of experience with Amazon Neptune with Gremlin or Neo4J with Cypher query language


Additional Information



The future is what you make it to be. Discover compelling opportunities at Fanniemae.com/careers.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which means we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, personal appearance, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the application process, email us at careers_mailbox@fanniemae.com.



Herndon, Virginia

We are Future Makers at Fannie Mae, and our mission is to deliver stability and affordability to America’s housing market. We help make the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage possible, and we’re passionate about increasing access to affordable housing, advancing technology to build a better mortgage process, and creating green finance products to drive environmental sustainability.


Are you a Future Maker looking to join a diverse, collaborative team? We welcome your interest in helping us tackle tomorrow’s challenges today.

We continue to hire for all open roles, with interviewing and onboarding conducted virtually until further notice.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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