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Team Leader


Who We Are

Quicken Loans is the #1 online mortgage lender in America, closing loans in all 50 states, and has grown to be one of the largest full-service residential mortgage lenders in the country. We’ve been named to Fortune’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past 10 years, ranking as high as #2. We’ve also been on Computerworld’s “Top Places to Work in IT” for nine years running, hitting #1 for 2013. And, Workplace Dynamics named us #1 on their “National Top Workplaces” list for 2013.

What You’ll Do/Need

A Team Leader leads a focused team of technology professionals to deliver sound technical solutions. The Team Leader’s largest client is their team. They provide the tools and training to help the team succeed and grow. The Team Leader will facilitate the communication between the business and their team to help set and follow through with priorities. They set the direction for the team.

In this role the Team Leader will leverage their technical expertise to help guide the team forward with best practices and a sound vision.  Along with a technical vision, the team leader’s larger focus will be on growing and developing their team members in their careers. The Database Engineering team is responsible for mission-critical databases that have very high transactional activity as well as have long retention policies, making performance tuning a necessity in an increasingly fast-paced and growing environment.



  • Create a clear vision for team
  • Align team vision with technology team visions
  • Able to clearly communicate vision with team
  • Identify and set specific measurable goals for team members


  • Present a positive image
  • Exhibit patience, humor and compassion when interacting with others
  • Maintain a confident and enthusiastic demeanor


  • Ability to adapt to changing environments
  • Looking for new technologies that will meet business needs in the future
  • Demonstrate curiosity, open mindedness and tenacity

Deep Thinking

  • Dig deep to uncover causes to problems and identify the most effective solution
  • Seek common ground and settle disputes equitably
  • Make good decisions in a timely manner, often with incomplete information

Personal Growth

  • Utilize feedback received from others to develop personal leadership skills
  • Actively work to continuously improve
  • Anticipate challenges and adjust schedule appropriately

Talent Development

  • Set high personal standards for performance
  • Proactively initiates, develops and maintains effective working relationships with team members
  • Recognize strengths and weaknesses of each team member
  • Provide feedback to team members on performance
  • Participate in formal reviews and coach improvement


  • Promote active listening
  • Organize and facilitates effective meetings
  • Ensure written communication is coherent, grammatically correct, effective and professional
  • Recognize and use the appropriate communication method


  • Maintain technical expertise
  • Transfer technical knowledge to team members
  • Manage budgetary concerns and make recommendations on purchases

Business Knowledge

  • Anticipate business needs before they arise and present solutions
  • Establish clear expectations with the business and effectively communicates when situations change


  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience with Database Design and Development concepts
  • 2+ Years leading Database Development Team or equivalent
  • A passion for efficiency, stability and creativity
  • 5+ Years working with a relational database (SQL Server preferred)
  • Strong Performance Tuning experience
What You’ll Get
  • Excellent benefits package that includes a 401(k) match, medical/dental/vision, and much more
  • Opportunities to participate in professional and personal development programs, including personal empowerment coaching, leadership training and ongoing personal growth training
  • Other incentives, contests and rewards, including trips, event tickets, cash prizes and more

Why We’re Different

Meet the anti-corporate culture of Quicken Loans, where there’s no daunting hierarchy, “boss” is a four-letter word, and if you work hard, you’re the one who will reap the rewards, both personally and professionally. More than any other place you’ll work, we’re dedicated to honing your skills, helping you grow and making sure you have plenty of fun while you’re at it.

Quicken Loans is an equal opportunity employer.

APPLY AT: quickenloans.icims.com


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