Development Senior (Appian BPM / Java)

Freddie Mac - McLean, VA3.9

If you are you are a confident and self-motivated individual with a willingness to learn and adapt in a team environment, we are your next destination employer! Apply to join us (Single Family Servicing and Common Services department of the Information Technology division at Freddie Mac) to lead development, maintenance and support for Appian BPM and Java/J2EE applications. In this role, you will be responsible for overall project delivery and operations. You will provide technical leadership and direction to a team of developers, while being very hands on at the same time.

Your work falls into three primary categories:
Project Delivery and Operations
  • Design, develop, modify, integrate, test, deploy and support enterprise-level Appian based BPM and Java/J2EE applications
  • Translate business process software requirement specifications into Appian process model prototypes and solutions
  • Deliver projects in either Agile or Waterfall software development methodologies, as project dictates
  • Design and implement complex enterprise integrations with industry standard technologies such as DB2, Sybase, Weblogic, LDAP/TAM, Active Directory and other internal systems in the enterprise
  • Develop and use library of reusable Appian components that can be leveraged in the enterprise
  • Participate in the day-to-day activities of the Appian BPM and Java development teams
Technical Leadership
  • Support planning activities, such as impact assessments, level of effort analysis and developer task assignments
  • Conduct and participate in detailed design reviews and validate that the design follows the approved architecture
  • Conduct regular code reviews to ensure best practices are being followed
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior developers
  • Deliver knowledge transfer sessions to ramp up new development team members
Production Support
  • Participate in on-call production support rotation
  • Jump into troubleshooting sessions if junior developers are unable to resolve production issues, and drive issue to resolution
  • Partner with IT Shared Services partners to resolve production issues
  • 5+ years’ experience in Information Technology
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field or equivalent working experience
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in design, implementation and production support of Appian BPM applications (Work experience must be with Appian version 7.x or higher)
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in design, implementation and production support of Java/J2EE applications
  • Working knowledge of Appian architecture
  • Strong technical and analytical skills with the ability to analyze system functionality with customer and resolve production issues
  • Experience in tuning the system for performance improvements and performance related system design
  • Thorough understanding of relational databases, SQL, XML and web services (SOAP/REST)
  • Experience applying Object Oriented Analysis and Design principles
  • Knowledge of business process modeling and optimization techniques, including orchestration of modeled process
  • Some exposure to infrastructure, network and enterprise scale environments
  • Practical experience designing and building enterprise and/or distributed systems
  • Demonstrates ability to analytically address complex problems, process critical data, establish facts, and draw quality conclusions
  • Ability to work well under pressure, some tight deadlines and with ambiguity on some projects
  • Experience with systems and software architecture
  • Preferred skills, but not mandatory – Experience with Weblogic, IBM DB2, Sybase, MS SQL Server, UNIX/Linux. Experience with financial services industry
Key to success in this role
  • Willingness to learn and work in a team environment
  • Technical leadership and effective communication
  • Change leadership
  • Ability to work across silos
  • Deep curiosity to learn about new trends and topics
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships
  • Ability to stay calm and poised in pressure situations
Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess
  • Customer Focus – Personally engage with customers (clients) to learn and deliver on their needs
  • Partnership – Align myself and my team with what is right for the company
  • Drive for Execution – Focus on results rather than the appearance of results (i.e., be good, not just look good); be an impact junkie
Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you’ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.