Senior Underwriter in St. Petersburg, FL at Lennar

Date Posted: 7/1/2024

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Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

We are Lennar Mortgage

Lennar Mortgage is centered around personal growth, innovation, and diversity. We are looking for a new team member who shares our passion and dedication to bringing homeownership to life. 

At Lennar Mortgage, you’ll build your career with a Fortune 150 company that provides an excellent work environment, plenty of opportunities for advancement, and competitive benefits and compensation. Our success is a result of supporting and rewarding our team of elite professionals, who strive to exceed superior standards and exceptional services. 

Join a Company that Empowers you to Build your Future

The Senior Underwriter plays a critical role in evaluating and processing loan applications, assessing the creditworthiness of borrowers and ensuring compliance with lending guidelines. Utilizing financial analysis and risk assessment, the Underwriter will make informed decisions to maintain a high-quality mortgage portfolio and facilitate responsible lending practices.

  • A career with purpose.

  • A career built on making dreams come true.

  • A career built on building zero defect homes, cost management, and adherence to schedules.

Your Responsibilities on the Team 

  • Risk Analysis and Compliance: Conduct risk analysis and review loans for compliance with agency and investor guidelines.

  • Decision Rendering and Timely Processing: Render decisions within the department's service level agreement (SLA). Meet productivity and quality standards, averaging 6 decisions per month for new loans and resubmissions.

  • Automated Underwriting Systems Utilization: Utilize automated underwriting systems (Encompass, LPA, Desktop Underwriter) to assess risk, salability, and reduced documentation for borrowers. Ensure accurate data input and support automated decision-making.

  • Manual Underwriting Expertise: Apply manual underwriting requirements in decision-making for loans without automated approval.

  • Clear and Concise Communication: Clearly and concisely condition loans appropriately when rendering decisions.

  • Expertise and Coaching: Provide expertise and coaching to processing and production staff on training issues and automated underwriting systems. Keep management informed of specific ongoing issues that require immediate attention.


  • Highschool Diploma or Equivalent

  • VA Automatic and DE Designation

  • LAPP SAR designation

  • Minimum of 5 years in mortgage industry to include 3 years of frontline underwriting of FHA/VA/Conventional loans

  • 2+ years of experience in mortgage software

  • Proficient in using standard office software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Purchase transaction, specifically new construction experience preferred

  • Self-starter and able to work independently

  • Exceptional organizational abilities, keen attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple priorities. 

  • A genuine passion for delivering exceptional experiences to customers. 

Life at Lennar

At Lennar, Everything’s Included in our homes, and Everyone’s Included on our team. Our Everyone’s Included vision is to unleash the power of diversity within our workforce to drive innovation and sustainable growth.

At Lennar, we are committed to fostering a supportive and enriching environment for our Associates, offering a comprehensive array of benefits designed to enhance their well-being and professional growth. Our Associates have access to robust health insurance plans, including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, ensuring their health needs are well taken care of. Our 401(k) Retirement Plan, complete with a $1 for $1 Company Match up to 5%, helps secure their financial future, while Paid Parental Leave and an Associate Assistance Plan provide essential support during life's critical moments. To further support our Associates, we provide an Education Assistance Program and up to $30,000 in Adoption Assistance, underscoring our commitment to their diverse needs and aspirations. From the moment of hire, they can enjoy up to three weeks of vacation annually, alongside generous Holiday, Sick Leave, and Personal Day policies. Additionally, we offer a New Hire Referral Bonus Program, significant Home Purchase Discounts, and unique opportunities such as the Everyone’s Included Day. At Lennar, we believe in investing in our Associates, empowering them to thrive both personally and professionally. Lennar Associates will have access to these benefits as outlined by Lennar’s policies and applicable plan terms. Visit to view our suite of benefits.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Lennar is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.