Franklin American Mortgage Company
  • Franklin, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Innovation Engineering Manager


Franklin American Mortgage is looking for an experienced, professional individual to held lead our IT Innovation team. This position provides strategic management for Engineers and oversees their work and deliverables while continuing as an engineering contributor as well. This position must be able to adjust the balance of self-deliverables and oversight of the team to reach milestones while working closely with Architecture and Product Management for high-level and low-level designs as well as definition and execution of efforts. As well, this role works closely with VP to ensure alignment with and contribute to overall vision.



  • Manages and directs team of engineers. Build modern, architecturally sound components, tools, and applications. Infuse Quality of Service characteristics (scalability, manageability, maintainability, etc) into distributed service-based framework to create or expand business or technical capabilities.
  • Bring engineering discipline to design and problem solving and evangelize best practices. Understand architectural principles and patterns and implementation details for such. Recognize and articulate technical trade-offs to ensure effective and efficient product delivery.
  • Bring objectivity to problem solving and recognize a customer or user point-of-view. Lean towards the love of the problem and not the solution in a fast-changing environment.
  • Collaborate with peers and other technology teams to raise or exceed operational performance of entire technology department. Works closely with Architecture and Product Management for high-level and low-level designs as well as definition and execution of efforts.
  • Ensure sufficient processes and tools are in place to deliver on expectations in a consistent fashion.


  • A BS degree in computer science, engineering, or similar technical field of study.
  • A Master's degree to further education or experience in computer science, engineering, or another technical related field a plus but not required.


    • 8+ years on hands-on software engineering experience.
    • 3+ years of IT management experience leading teams.
    • Experience building distributed systems.
  • Grasp of incorporating health aspects of components of systems for monitoring and metric analysis.
  • A background in software development in one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, Objective C, Python, Javascript, Go.
  • Experience with A/B testing a plus.
  • Experience with reactive stream processing.
  • Exhibit strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and communicate decisions diplomatically.
  • Must be able to lead by example, motivate people and manage change.
  • Enterprise-scope mindset.
  • Ability to solve problems that span multiple interconnected systems.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Professional dress and demeanor.

Company Overview:

Franklin American Mortgage Company is a privately-held mortgage banking firm. We are built upon traditional values and beliefs and our dedication to professionalism, unparalleled customer service and integrity in decision making and processes continues to set us apart within the industry. Internally, employee feedback often talks about our team-oriented culture, supportive management and our ability to focus on growing and encouraging employees to achieve success individually and collaboratively through team dynamics. We choose to challenge ourselves to continue to be the best mortgage banker in an evolving industry.


Franklin American Mortgage Company offers a three-tiered Medical Plan, Dental, Vision, Disability Plans, Company Paid Life Insurance and Wellness Program. Medical Insurance is available within 30 days of employment. Franklin American also offers Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, 401k plan, professional work environment, room for growth and career advancement.

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Equal Opportunity Employer


Franklin American Mortgage Company
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