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Underwriting Manager

The Judge Group

This is a Full-time position in Phoenix, AZ posted April 2, 2021.

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Description: Our client is currently seeking a Underwriting Manager in Phoenix, AZ!

This job will have the following responsibilities:

  • “Preferably DE/SARs and conventional experience. 
  • Able to manager a pipeline of their own, while managing a team of about 5-7 UWs. 
  • Would need to have a really strong presence and be able to work well with their UWs and the branches they support. 
  • Remote is A-OK, if they live in Phoenix or Montana, great but not required.” 
  •  Responsibilities: Works to develop and increase skill set and knowledge of all underwriting personnel.
  •  Provides insight, direction and expertise to less experienced team members. 
  • Independently makes decisions and leads special projects. 
  • Builds and manages extensive networks of business, broker and internal relationships. 
  • Provides input on new and / or existing Underwriting processes, procedures and / or approaches and future enhancements. 
  • Monitors incoming volume and balance pipelines and assignment of production. 
  • Recruits, hires and trains qualified individuals. 
  • Coordinates and cooperates with managers across departments and divisions to ensure optimum efficiencies are obtained. 
  • Reviews and responds to monthly Quality Control reports in a timely manner. 
  • Identifies Quality Control trends and providing training where needed. 
  •  Independently isolates, defines and determines course – of – action on complex and financially sensitive underwriting issues. 
  • Assists others in researching and interpreting complex data to determine meaning and course – of – action. Reviews, examines and underwrites loans to ensure soundness, business value and compliance with MNET and Investor Guidelines. 
  • Assesses loan attributes and documentation for soundness and accuracy. 
  • Reviews and evaluates data to ascertain loan viability and identify risk issues and potential fraud.
  •  Assists in identifying, recommending and / or negotiating alternative loan requirements, funding and / or loan structure solutions. 
  • Continuing education through company and / or industry sponsored classed or seminars 

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • 8+ years underwriting experience 
  • Experience leading teams of 3-6. 
  • Will need to maintain their own pipeline. 
  •  Technical Skills: Full Conventional, State Bond and Government underwriting designations to include FHA DE 
  •  Understanding of legal, regulatory, economic, competitive and technological environments which potentially affect real estate lending programs required Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) required. 
  • Computer and internet proficiency required. Knowledge of or the ability to learn in-house loan origination system required. 
  •  Additional Qualifications: Expertise in multiple underwriting specializations
  •  Extensive understanding of processing, underwriting and closing procedures 
  • Extensive understanding of underwriting systems and their interdependencies
  •  Strong analytical, interpersonal and verbal / written communication skills required 
  • Ability to work overtime hours when required. 
  • Advanced-level customer interface skills required.
If you’re interested in a new role, please reach out to For immediate consideration, please attach your resume!


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