Sr. Engineer, Software 190821

Pleasanton, CA
Technology & Operations – Engineering
Full time
Ellie Mae is the leading cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry. Ellie Mae’s technology solutions enable lenders to originate more loans, reduce origination costs, and reduce the time to close, all while ensuring the highest levels of compliance, quality and efficiency. Visit ‪ to learn more.

We are seeking a strong Software Engineer with a solid background in Software Development. As a member of the Engineering team, you will be working in a fast-paced development team while collaborating with other developers, QA, product, UX, management and customer support teams. You will have the opportunity to participate in designing and developing both existing products and new products.

Why should you join our team?
You are a fast learner who is motivated by working with different technologies
You take pride in the quality of your work and are focused on delivering results
You are a team player who values integrity and collaboration
You are detail oriented and push yourself to deliver high quality code
You are a great communicator who is comfortable collaborating with other Developers, Product Management, QA, UX, DevOps
You are a team player and believe that as a team we achieve more
You are looking to contribute production quality code in a fast paced high tech company
You are determined to launch your Engineering career in a company that is leading and transforming the industry


    • Prepares, validates, improves, and reengineers functions / processes.  Drives change and improvements within a group.
    • Balances conflicting business and technical requirements and establishes partnerships with customers.  
    • Expert in a given domain and/or technology. A leader of at least one team.
    • Produces well-thought-out architecture with scale, performance, security, and availability considerations. 
    • Develops detailed implementation plans.
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver working solutions on time
    • Able to influence and collaborate closely with groups within the product line
    • Spends a portion of their time in leadership activities
    • Design and build scalable services and applications optimized for the best customer experience possible
    • Contribute to architecture, design and implementation of our next generation cloud services
    • Provide technical leadership, create technical specifications for new microservices and API’s
    • Take ownership of the quality of the service from coding all the way to production
    • Maintain developer documentation for the new API’s to encourage adoption and best practices


    • 8+ years of software development experience using Object Oriented design for high-volume transactional and customer-facing web applications using C#, .NET
    • Hands on experience with CI/CD, design reviews, code reviews, TDD, unit testing, integration/system testing, monitoring, alerting, agile development practices
    • Full stack experience, knowledge of platform and application layer development processes in an Micro-service environment
    • Deep knowledge of industry standards and industry best practices for a large, complex platforms and services
    • Experience with REST architectural patterns and experience building, exposing, consuming RESTful services
    • Extensive hands on knowledge and experience with database design and management for PostgreSQL, SQL, Oracle, NoSQL
    • Proven success designing robust and scalable production systems
    • Experience with security protocols and security best practices
    • Extensive hands on experience designing and implementing API’s and SDKs
    • Extensive experience architecting and releasing service offerings across single or multiple cloud providers
    • Strong communication skills, able to communicate effectively with developers, project managers, UX, QA and the leadership team
    • Deep knowledge and understanding of scrum/agile development methodologies
    • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field

Ellie Mae is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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