Kafka Software Developer I

Business Unit
United Wholesale Mortgage


We have experienced explosive growth as a leader in the mortgage industry and are looking for Software Developers who are passionate about what they do. As a Software Developer at UWM you will play a key role in creating and advancing our enterprise applications in a fast paced agile environment with a specialization in Apache Kafka administration and support.


  • Develop extensible enterprise software using cutting-edge technology
  • Installation, configuration and monitoring of new Kafka instances when necessary, and conducting upgrades and patch applications when appropriate
  • Work with Architects, Developers and business clients to collaborate and build industry leading software
  • Development and support of Kafka integrations, including topics, producers, consumers, Schema Registry, Kafka Control Center, KSQL, and streaming applications
  • Promote best practices and patterns in software development



  • 2 years of experience in an Apache Kafka environment creating, designing and managing highly available solutions
  • 2 Years of professional work experience using web based technologies (ASP.NET, JavaScript, CSS)
  • Relational database experience (SQL, Oracle)
  • Proficiency in Java, Scala and Kafka Connect
  • Computer-related degree or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with different ingestion methods (.CSV, Flat File, RESTful, JSON)
  • Experience developing enterprise software using MVC, MVVM, or MVP framework
  • Ability to work with limited guidance in a team environment
  • Expert knowledge of object oriented programming
  • Experience administering mission-critical systems
  • This position requires on-site attendance and possible after hours support
  • Computer-related degree or equivalent experience


  • Experience in the mortgage industry
  • Ansible experience is a plus
  • Experience with TFS
  • Experience in an Agile environment
  • Experience unit testing
  • Knowledge of SOLID principles


UWM is a rapidly growing, family-owned company that feels very much like family. Our team is a diverse group of mortgage experts, sales superstars, tech gurus, marketing whizzes and more. And our award-winning workplace just happens to be home to the #1 wholesale mortgage lender in the nation, United Wholesale Mortgage. We believe in setting our team members up for success by creating a unique, energetic culture where you can be yourself and still reach your professional goals.

Here are some of the reasons you’ll love working here:

  • Large, state-of-the-art fitness center with a full-size basketball court, outdoor sand volleyball court, plus Zumba and yoga classes
  • Wellness area, including an in-house primary-care physician’s office, full-time massage therapist and hair salon
  • Gourmet cafeteria featuring homemade breakfast and lunch, and a dedicated food truck
  • Free fruit, soft drinks and coffee
  • Convenience store featuring grab-and-go snacks
  • In-house Starbucks and indoor/outdoor café with Wi-Fi
  • Escape room designed for team-building activities
  • Indoor/outdoor putting greens 


All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation and change. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Team members may be required to perform other or different job-related duties as requested by their team lead, subject to reasonable accommodation. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Employment with UWM is "at-will." We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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