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Senior Mortgage Underwriter - Remote Position

Company: Interfirst Mortgage
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Join the team that's changing the mortgage industry. Interfirst Mortgage Company (IMC) is a retail & wholesale lender originating more than $35B of residential mortgages. Our leadership team has over 100 years of mortgage, sales/marketing, and consumer-related experience, with a 2020 business objective to grow our Retail production. We are transforming the way consumers obtain residential mortgages and our technology is paving the way for licensed loan officers to shine. Our new, modern HQ in Rosemont is located near major transportation hubs, entertainment, and dining options and includes the latest tech and amenities.
Our IMC team is growing! The Senior Underwriter reports to the Underwriting Manager and is primarily responsible for reviewing and underwriting a variety of mortgage loans.. This role will interact with members of the sales origination, loan processing, underwriting, closing and funding teams and may communicate with borrowers as needed..
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform mortgage credit analysis to determine borrower's ability to pay
  • Apply knowledge of secondary market guidelines, including FNMA/FHLMC to underwrite loan; verify data against documentation for income, assets, credit, property
  • Review fraud reports and title document system as required, complete checklists and summaries
  • Maintain service level objectives ensuring all deadlines are met and loans are accurately reviewed and documented.
  • Respond to underwriting questions from internal and external customers, providing clarity and direction as appropriate.
  • Support the training efforts of new hires, as needed; assist closing and post-closing as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Requirements:
    Minimum Required Education & Experience:
    • Associates degree from two-year accredited college, or equivalent and four or more years related mortgage industry experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Prior experience underwriting conventional and jumbo loans.
    • Experience with LOS systems, as well as DU/LP.
    • Current knowledge of mortgage regulations and guidelines.
    • Prior experience calculating income and reviewing income statements. Preferred, but not required:
      • Six or more years mortgage industry experience strongly preferred
      • Four or more years direct underwriting experience preferred.
      • Deep knowledge of secondary market guidelines including FNMA/FHLMC. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
        • Deep analytical and Problem Solving skills
        • Self starter with ability to work independently
        • Proficient using Google Docs Other:
          Remote responsibilities available. Within a remote working environment it is expected that employees are readily accessible throughout the business day, responding quickly to email, chat, phone, and other communications.

          Interfirst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. You will be considered for this position based upon your experience and education, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or parental status, disabled, military or veteran status, or any other basis or reason prohibited by any applicable law. We are committed to creating and maintaining a workforce environment that is free from any form of discriminations or harassment.


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