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Mortgage Underwriter

Syracuse Securities Inc., CNY's leading Mortgage Banker has an immediate opening in our East Syracuse headquarters for an experienced Mortgage Underwriter.

Position Summary

The Mortgage Underwriter is responsible for the timely and accurate evaluation and approval / denial of loan applications in accordance with investor guidelines. A Mortgage Underwriter identifies, analyzes, and evaluates loan risks and compensating factors, while ensuring marketability based on secondary market's current guidelines or requirements. This position must stay abreast of regulatory requirements, mortgage loan guidelines for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, and all other applicable state, federal, and company guidelines. The Mortgage Underwriter will ensure underwriting services are delivered professionally and efficiently, and that the company and client's concerns / problems are resolved promptly.


  • Review and evaluate information on mortgage loan documentation to determine if borrower and/or property meet loan standards
  • Complete a thorough analysis of loan files to determine compliance with company, investor, and government guidelines and standards
  • Evaluate the entire credit package and collateral for residential mortgage loans and ultimately ensure an 'investor' quality loan product
  • Provide superior customer service to internal and external customers
  • Communicate decision (approval, suspense, denial) on loans to appropriate parties both verbally and in writing
  • Be available to processors and loan officers for general guideline interpretations and questions on specific loan files


  • 3-5 years current experience as a mortgage underwriter
  • Experience and complete knowledge of Conventional, FHA, and VA lending guidelines
  • Must have DE and SAR authority
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail required
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Familiar with Encompass LOS

Syracuse Securities Inc., is a leading mortgage lender located in East Syracuse, NY. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Syracuse Securities Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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