Staff Engineer- 201501

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.

Provides technical leadership across Next Gen applications and platforms
Produces well thought-out architecture with scale, performance, security, and availability considerations. 
Prepares, validates, improves, and re-engineers functions / processes.  Drives change and improvements within a group.
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

Basic skills and qualifications

    • 8+ years of software development experience using Object Oriented design for high-volume transactional and customer-facing web applications using C#, .NET or similar
    • Hands on experience with CI/CD, design reviews, code reviews, TDD, unit testing, integration/system testing, monitoring, alerting, agile development practices
    • 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
    • Solid experience in Java or .NET Platform framework and technologies
    • Extensive hands on knowledge and experience with database design and management for SQL and NoSQL databases
    • Proven success designing robust and scalable production systems
    • Experience with security protocols and security best practices
    • Strong communication skills, able to communicate effectively with developers, project managers, UX, QA and the leadership team
    • 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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