Junior underwriter


Job Title: Junior Underwriter/Loan Assistant                                                                                                          

Reports To: VP Credit & Underwriting

Job Location: Ewing, NJ - Remote                 

Desired Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: Commensurate with experience



Are you an outstanding individual who wants to be a part of something great? Do you possess enthusiasm, a solid work ethic and a strong desire to learn? You’re exactly the type of candidate we’re looking for!


Princeton Mortgage increased production from $200M in 2018 to almost $600M in 2019. We plan to grow even more in 2020 and reach 50,000 loans per year by 2028!


The Junior Underwriter/Loan Assistant is responsible for reviewing loan files for adherence to Princeton Mortgage standards. Duties include the processing of requested loan changes and limited signing authority of specialized documents (i.e. appraisals). This role may also serve as a point of contact between inside sales staff, inside processors, senior underwriters, and the broker processor/loan officers. This can be a demanding job, but the reward is huge personal and professional growth, with the chance to be part of something amazing!


We are looking for someone who:

  • Thinks independently

  • Argues open-mindedly and assertively

  • Values the intense pursuit of truth and excellence

  • Committed to rapid improvement in themselves and the organization

We want the people we work with to be considerate and have a high sense of personal accountability to do the difficult, right things. We look for people with generous natures and high standards of fairness. Most importantly, they must be able to put their egos aside and assess themselves candidly. They must have high levels of integrity (doing what they say they are going to do) and discipline.


In short, we want to hire people that we want to share our lives with and in pursuit of our common mission and vision.




  • Maintain a consistent process for following-up on loans requiring further review, corrected documents, and loan change requests

  • Communicates with internal loan officers, processors, underwriters, and broker to relay loan status and answer questions via phone or video message

  • Clear conditions within established authority

  • Reviews submitted documents for accuracy and completeness

  • Convert and sort documents in Encompass, as submitted from internal sales/processors external vendors or brokers

  • All other duties as assigned by the VP of Credit and Underwriting




Note: Our ideal candidate has mortgage experience as described below, but we’re willing to relax the mortgage related qualifications for the right person with a passion for learning.  We hire for culture fit and innate ability first, technical skills second.


  • Minimum 1-year of relevant mortgage experience (i.e. loan setup or processing)

  • Knowledge of basic mortgage vocabulary and loan documents

  • Intermediate computer/internet skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once

  • Willingness to learn and be coached

  • Self-motivated and team player

  • Willingness to work until the job is done

About Princeton






439 Grand Avenue

Ewing, NJ 08628

*The Princeton Promise is subject to applicable lending rules and regulations and is subject to change.

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