Principal Engineer

Business Unit
United Wholesale Mortgage


The Principal Engineer role combines the technical skills of an engineer with the organizational and motivation skills of a leader to provide technical direction to a team of administrators and engineers.  The Principal Engineer will understand the technical aspects of their domain, connect projects to business initiative, and drive their team forward to contribute to the success of the company.



  • Working closely with senior leadership and architects to define quality, performance, and other standards for our application suite. 
  • Ensuring compliance to our policies and procedures by creating auditing strategies and conducting periodic evaluations of our technology. 
  • Creating actionable recommendations for leadership consumption that will improve our application health posture 
  • Providing technical advice, training, and hands on remediation efforts for any deficiencies discovered in our application health assessments. 
  • Assisting with the execution of projects by combining industry best practices, business requirements and knowledge of the team’s skillset into actionable solutions. 
  • Serving as a conduit for feedback and direction between engineers, leadership, project managers and other stakeholders to remove roadblocks and keep projects on target. 
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and ensure that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them 
  • Sharing expertise and insights with other engineers through both mentorship and creation of governance standards. 


Must Have Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in application development, architecture, or leadership. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, or management, or equivalent experience. 
  • Expertise in application development, deployment tools, and/or quality assurance tools. 
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic 
  • Comfortable in a fast-moving environment 
  • Ability to multitask and adapt 
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn 
  • Experience mentoring other team members 

Nice to Have Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience leading a team of application developers 
  • Experience providing evidence of compliance with federal regulations (e.g. SOX) 
  • Experience with containerized applications 
  • Previous experience in the financial sector a plus 





Ready to join thousands of talented team members who are making the dream of home ownership possible for more Americans? It’s all happening on UWM’s campus, where our award-winning workplace packs plenty of perks and amenities that keep the atmosphere buzzing with energy and excitement.


It’s no wonder that out of our six pillars, People Are Our Greatest Asset is number one. It’s at the very heart of how we treat each other, our clients and our community. Whether it’s providing elite client service or continuously striving to improve, our pillars provide a pathway to a more successful personal and professional life.


From the team member that holds a door open to the one that helps guide your career, you’ll feel the encouragement and support on day one. No matter your race, creed, gender, age, sexual orientation and ethnicity, you’ll be welcomed here. Accepted here. And empowered to Be You Here.


More reasons you’ll love working here include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) after just 30 days
  • Additional parental and maternity leave benefits after 12 months
  • Adoption reimbursement program
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Paid training and career development
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • 401k with employer match
  • Mortgage discount and area business discounts
  • Free membership to our large, state-of-the-art fitness center, including exercise classes such as yoga and Zumba, various sports leagues and a full-size basketball court
  • 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
  • Convenience store featuring healthy grab-and-go snacks
  • In-house Starbucks and Dunkin
  • Indoor/outdoor café with Wi-Fi


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." UWM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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