underwriting Team Lead


Job Title: Underwriting Team Lead                                                                                                          

Reports To: VP Credit & Underwriting

Job Location: Ewing, NJ - Remote                 

Desired Start Date: Immediate

Compensation: Commensurate with experience



We’re looking for someone who is an outstanding leader and not just “any ole’ one of those.”


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.


We are looking to hire an Underwriting Team Lead that is capable of leading a team to run through walls and keep up with growth. It’s an intense and 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.

As a part of the leadership team, their job is to be the gardener who creates the conditions in which their team can thrive and deliver amazing results.




  • Average pipeline of 60 loans per UW

  • Average of 3 new loan decisions per day/UW

  • Daily loan assignments and pipeline management

  • Monitor loan queue to ensure established turn times are met

  • Serve as level of escalation for problem loans

  • Helps identify training opportunities for existing UWs

  • Assists with the training and onboarding of new UWs

  • Ability to jump in and review new loans and/or conditions, as necessary

  • 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 some of our mortgage related qualifications for the right person who has an established track record of management / leadership success in underwriting. We hire for culture fit and innate ability first, technical skills second.


  • Minimum 10 years mortgage underwriting experience

  • Expert front-line underwriting knowledge of Conventional, FHA, VA and USDA loans.

  • Previous experience as a team lead or manager preferred.

  • Self-motivated and team player

  • Ability to work autonomously and confidently make decisions

  • 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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