Lead Frontend Developer

Company Details

Fannie Mae

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

At Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets Technology, we are passionate about building systems and services that deliver seamless and transparent pricing and execution solutions for our lending partners. We are responsible for building a single stop shop user interface for our lenders using cutting-edge frontend technologies. If you are interested in joining this innovative team to build Capital Markets Technology’s next-generation pricing and committing platform, this job is for you.


The Lead Frontend Developer 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:

  • Creating custom, general use modules and components which extend the elements and modules of Angular
  • Work with product owners and other development team members to determine new features and user stories needed in new/revised application.
  • Participate in code reviews with peers and managers to ensure that each increment adheres to original vision as described in the user story and all standard resource libraries and architecture patterns as appropriate.
  • Participate in all team ceremonies including planning, grooming, product demonstration and team retrospectives.
  • Leverage Fannie Mae DevOps tool stack to build, inspect, deploy, test and promote new or updated features.
  • Respond to trouble/support calls for applications in production in order to make quick repair to keep application in production.
  • Create or Update documentation in support of development efforts. Documents may include detailed specifications, implementation guides, architecture diagrams or design documents.
  • Mentor less experienced staff.
  • Set up and configure a continuous integration environment.
  • Intermediate proficiency in unit testing as well as coding in 1-2 programming/scripting languages (e.g., TypeScript, Java etc.).
  • Intermediate proficiency in Object Oriented Design (OOD) and analysis. Intermediate proficiency in application of analysis/design engineering functions. Intermediate proficiency in application of non-functional software qualities such as resiliency, maintainability, etc. Intermediate proficiency in applying behavior-driven testing techniques.
  • Knowledge of AWS Cloud implementation



Required Experience

  • 6+ yrs of UI development experience using JavaScript Front End Framework to build SPA application.
  • Strong expertise with HTML, CSS, and writing cross-browser compatible code.
  • Good understanding of AJAX and JavaScript Dom manipulation Techniques
  • Experience with RESTful services and help drive backend development to meet front end needs
  • Experience taking a concept/UI mockup and building a fully working/usable Angular2+ SPA Application.
  • Able to leverage past UI development/design experience to provide feedback to stakeholder to build a better UI.
  • Experience in JavaScript build tools like webpack
  • Expert in any one of the modern JavaScript MV-VM/MVC frameworks (Angular2+, NodeJS, etc.)
  • Familiar with testing frameworks (Ex. Jasmine, Jest) and Test runner framework (Ex. Karma)
  • Hands on implementation experience of developing complex Angular2+ SPA applications using components, directives, services, routing, data binding, RxJS
  • Experience with the use of continuous integration tools (e.g., Jenkins, Hudson, etc.)
  • Experience with the use of Agile practices/methodologies (e.g., Scrum, TDD, etc.)

Preferred Experience

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with microservice architecture – able to help drive the design of both front-end and back-end
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform, Ansible, etc.).
  • Experience with DevSecOps methodologies and tools
  • Experience in developing Cloud (AWS, Azure, etc.) based capabilities including implementation, development and support experience

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 [email protected]

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