Head of Engineering, Project Greenfield

Company: Appcast
Location: Washington , Washington DC, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 11.SEP.2019


THE COMPANY Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the lea...



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


As Head of Engineering, you'll lead a full-stack engineering team in developing a minimum viable product (MVP) in real estate, leveraging agile methods.


  • Oversee all aspects of the Engineering organization, including the technical strategy, technology blueprint, and technology stacks
  • Manage the end-to-end technology execution
  • Define and manage the technology landscape and blueprint for the entire solution stack.
  • Work closely with lead engineers and architects to co-own the architecture and component strategy
  • Actively engage in sprint planning, delivery and the management of releases
  • Provide hands-on technology leadership to the engineering team
  • Provide expert technical guidance to all functional areas, including strategy, operations, sales and product
  • Ensure consistent best practices, processes, and procedures for software development, quality assurance, and maintenance
  • Identify risks and opportunities for each project
  • Mentor, motivate, and lead Engineering teams to support a vibrant and productive engineering culture
  • Coordinate recruiting efforts across engineering units to ensure consistency and continued excellence
  • Lead the organization's strategic planning process, coordinate with Product Development team to align engineering, and business priorities
  • Work closely with the Product and Design Heads to clarify, estimate, and prioritize features and integrations
  • Communicate with multiple stakeholders effectively
  • Cultivate a high-performing, unified team culture


BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent practical experience

  • 8+ years of experience of building large-scale digital products within a high growth, global, matrixed environment

  • Proven track-record of building and leading a full-stack engineering team, in an early-mid stage startup environment, where product/market fit is continuing to be evaluated, re-evaluated and recalibrated
  • Must be a strong engineering people-leader and highly effective communicator
  • 3+ years of experience developing solution architecture and leading engineering teams at startups, innovation labs, or spin-offs for digital product development and complex (enterprise) system integration projects
  • Hands-on skills in one or more object-oriented programming languages (Java/JEE preferred)
  • Ability and desire to be 'on the keyboard coding' and yet also guiding the team i.e. player/coach
  • Experience with building service-based architecture including use of microservices frameworks
  • A consistent record of rolling out digital products following Agile methodologies and different investment models
  • Must have 3 years of experience with the following:
    • AWS experience including but not limited to: EKS, SageMaker, ELB, EC2, RDS, S3 etc.
    • Docker and Kubernetes
    • Terraform
    • Golang, Angular
    • DevOps
    • Data Science
    • Microservices
  • Experience working with any emerging technology like Blockchain, AR/VR, IoT, AI/ML
  • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders effectively and create space needed for engineering team to ensure they are plugged in and yet able to execute effectively without undue distraction


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: 57087 - provided by Dice

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