Underwriting Specialist, Software as a Service Group

Location: Remote US positions

Open Position(s):  1

Job Description:

Are you tired of riding the ups and downs of frontline underwriting? Do you enjoy the process of underwriting, but are ready for a change?

The Underwriting Specialist is responsible for defining requirements for business rules within a software-as-a-service division of a mortgage unit. Unlike traditional underwriting, there will be no pipeline of individual transactions to manage or calls from loan originators. The candidate will evaluate the needs for product requirements as it pertains to underwriting and will provide effective solutions via user stories and requirements in an agile environment. The Underwriting Specialist will review end user requirements and convert program guidelines into usable requirements.

The Underwriting Specialist may also assist with other items as dictated by business need.

Key Responsibility Areas

    • Conversion of mortgage guidelines into document and programming requirements
    • Attend status calls with Engineering, Quality Assurance, Business Analysts, and Product Team, as needed
    • Write business requirements into product requirements, including formulaic expressions
    • Complete user acceptance testing and facilitate end-user/client acceptance testing, when required

Must Have

    • 5+ years of experience of mortgage underwriting experience required
    • Must be tech savvy, self-motivated, and a strategic thinker
    • Ability to grasp highly technical concepts quickly
    • Experience working remotely and effectively with teams working opposite shifts
    • Experience with non-Conventional mortgages preferred (FHA, VA, USDA, Non-QM)
    • Must be able to work closely with product and development teams for implementation
    • Ability to meet dates effectively
    • Must have organizational and prioritization skills, with the ability to balance multiple issues and projects in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong Excel skills required
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