Lead Software Engineer

First American Financial Santa Ana , CA 92701

Posted 7 days ago

Company SummaryJoin our team! As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is an ideal place to build your career. We have been entrusted with helping our customers achieve and protect their dream of homeownership since 1889. As a member of the First American family of companies, First American Trust is a federal savings bank that has provided banking, wealth management, and trust solutions on a national, full-service basis for more than five decades. We believe that our people are the key to the company's continued success. Because our employees enable our future, we invest in theirs by supporting their careers and promoting their overall wellbeing. First American has created an award-winning culture and has been named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 list for the third consecutive year and to more than 50 regional Best Places to Work lists. For more information, visit www.firstamtrust.com.

Job Summary

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Lead Software Engineer for our growing team.

Essential Functions

  • Lead and inspire an agile team of software engineers.

  • Participate in the design, development, coding, automated testing, debugging, and maintenance of software code for business applications.

  • Lead software engineer team to build quality applications and deliver on time.

  • Lead technical discussions and serve as a source of technical expertise for the team.

  • Keep up with best practices in software development and architectural design.

  • Perform code reviews and help the team to produce quality code.

  • Coaching, mentoring and developing team members to enhance individual skills and capabilities.

  • Evaluate tools or technologies for testing and development.

  • Evaluate stability, scalability, security, performance of software products.

  • Keep up with emerging technologies and new design approaches.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum B.S. / M.S. Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5+ years of software development and at least 2+ years senior/lead experience.

  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming. Fluent in Python or Ruby or other OO programming languages. Experience with client-side technologies including HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, CSS etc.

  • Excellent knowledge of REST, JSON, MVC, and service oriented architecture.

  • Strong critical thinking, decision making, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

  • Constantly updating technical knowledge and skills and mentoring others to increase the skill level of the department

  • Ability to convey technical and conceptual ideas/topics to non-technical personnel

  • Proven project leadership abilities.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

First American invests in its employee's development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out firstam.com/careers.


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Lead Software Engineer

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