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(Remote) Software Engineering Manager

Santa Ana, California

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Job ID R042126 Date posted Oct. 26, 2023 Category Information Technology Employment Type Full Time

Who We Are

Join a team that puts its People First! Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for eight consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit

What We Do

** Remote Work Welcome**

Be part of a transformative team that is shaping the way First American builds and delivers world-class technology products that fuel the real estate industry. We are looking for technology experts that will envision, design, build, and deliver innovative solutions that provide exceptional experiences and lasting value to our customers. 

First American is seeking candidates for a leadership role in Software Engineering. An ideal candidate has strong technical expertise, a product mindset and takes a hands-on approach for driving engineering best practices. As the Manager of Software Engineering, you will build and lead a team of skilled engineers to deliver and operate our core, mission critical, Title & Settlement product using modern tools, techniques, and cloud native services.

What You’ll Do:

  • Technical Leadership: Provide vision and technical leadership to guide a team of engineers in designing, delivering, and supporting a robust set of APIs and back-end services.  You will use the necessary architectural principles and implement modern world-class, secure engineering practices that are scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant. At times, you may need to roll up your sleeves to engage and remove obstacles. This also includes work breakdown, prioritization, and backlog management.

  • Collaborate/Partner: Collaborate with product management, business development teams, and other cross functional teams and leaders, to iteratively design, develop, and validate outcome driven technology solutions. You will enable successful adoption of solutions delivered by the team and contribute to organization-wide initiatives.

  • People Leadership & Development: Our people are our greatest asset and you will mentor, coach, train, and support your team and others in their careers and personal growth.

  • Quality & Security Focused: Drive implementation of functionally appropriate and technically sound solutions meeting all quality & security standards.

  • Continuous Improvement: Lead the team in achieving ambitious goals, providing regular feedback, and driving continuous improvement.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 3-5 years managing cross-functional engineering teams in a fast paced environment.

  • 6+ years of developing software solutions / products (Full software development lifecycle).

  • Proven track record for delivering fit for purpose technical solutions balancing complexity, performance, and maintainability.

  • Leadership skills to mobilize and motivate a high-functioning engineering team.

  • Passion, perspective, and empathy for unblocking software engineering teams working to achieve their goals.

  • A balanced approach between Software Engineering principles and modern Infrastructure Operations.

  • Ability to architect and design robust, high-scale systems and to challenge engineers to think bigger and more generically in developing their solutions. Ability to mentor software engineers to maintain architectural vision and software quality.

  • Knowledge of software engineering practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

  • Demonstrated expertise in building large-scale, back-end services and APIs, using modern architectures (Macro / Mini / Micro Services) and coding languages.

  • Experience mentoring engineers at various levels and supporting their career growth.

  • An outcome-oriented approach using metrics and data to understand development productivity metrics (e.g. code churn, commit size, test coverage, etc.) to inform areas for continuous improvement.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong relationship, collaborative, and organizational skills.

Ideally you will also have experience:

  • C# (.NET Core, .NET Framework), TypeScript & React/ Node.js or golang

  • Containerized development (Docker)

  • Kubernetes

  • Relational (MS SQL Server, PostegreSQL) and NoSQL (DynamoDB) databases

  • Automated software testing (unit, integration, contract)

  • Infrastructure automation tooling such as Terraform and Ansible

  • AWS Cloud Services: API Gateway, EC2, ECS, EKS, Faregate, ECR, EC2 Container Service, S3, Elastic File System, Lambda, RDS, Application Load Balancer, Step functions, SQS, Kinesis, SNS, EventHub, ElastiCache, CloudWatch, Secrets Manager, VPC, Subnets, Security Groups, Transit gateways.

  • Working within a highly regulated industry such as Financial Services or Healthcare

Pay Range: $122,320 - $191,125

This hiring range is a reasonable estimate of the base pay range for this position at the time of posting. Pay is based on a number of factors which may include job-related knowledge, skills, experience, business requirements and geographic location.

What We Offer

By choice, we don’t simply accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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