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Ellie Mae Overview

Pleasanton, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (ELLI)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Working at Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae® is a leading provider of enterprise level, on-demand automated solutions for the residential mortgage industry. We offer Encompass®, an end-to-end solution, delivered using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that serves as the core operating system ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Last week, we held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our brand new Innovation Center in Pleasanton. Take a look at some of the event highlights:

    Ellie Mae Innovation Center Opens

    The Innovation Center opens at Ellie Mae headquarters in Pleasanton, CA.

  • We're honored to be named for a fifth time to the San Francisco Business Times' annual "Best Places to Work" list for the Bay Area.

    Ellie Mae Recognized as a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area

    PLEASANTON, Calif. - April 19, 2017 - (NYSE:ELLI), a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, was recognized as a winner of the 2017 Bay Area Best Places to Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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Ellie Mae – Why Work For Us?

At Ellie Mae, we’ve been changing what’s possible in the mortgage business since 1997. And while the industry has changed, our mission to automate mortgages so lenders can achieve compliance, quality and efficiency hasn’t. Nor will it. 

We serve banks, credit unions and mortgage companies of all sizes. We’re committed to our clients. We’re committed to the mortgage business. And we’re committed to innovating how mortgage professionals work, and work together, to originate, process and close high-quality, compliant loans.


Comply with confidence no matter what regulators throw at you.

One loan can be subject to hundreds of regulations—a burden for even the most well-staffed compliance team. Automate compliance with technology supported and maintained by Ellie Mae’sindustry-recognized compliance counsel and experts.

  • Automatically review loans for potential ATR/QM, HOEPA, HMDA, FHA, TILA and NMLS violations.
  • Receive instant alerts to RESPA, MDIA, HUD and LO Compensation concerns.
  • Correct mistakes before they jeopardize closing dates or profit margins.

Originate higher-quality, more profitable loans faster.

Loan quality. Investors demand it, and you’re on the hook to deliver. Meet today’s heightened quality demands with ease using the best-practice workflow provided by our Total Quality Loan™ (TQL) program in Encompass:

  • Produce higher-quality, compliant loans that investors can buy with confidence.
  • Quickly get your loans purchased and off your warehouse line.
  • Easily export proof of ATR/QM compliance to investors or for audit purposes

Work quickly, work correctly and close loans faster than ever.

With origination costs now eclipsing $6,000 per loan according to the MBA, high efficiency is the key to staying productive and competitive. A Forrester Consulting study revealed that lenders using Encompass achieved:

  • 57 percent ROI in 2.9 months.
  • Savings of $231 per loan on average.
  • $75,000 in potential compliance costs.

Inspiration & Innovation on Tap

People quickly find out why Forbes Magazine has ranked Ellie Mae among the Top 100 Places to Work. Why? Ellie Mae commits itself to improving quality of life and community development each day because it’s part of our cultural DNA; it’s how we roll; it’s how Ellie Mae cares; and it starts at home, because Ellie Mae is passionate about its people. Find your niche now and help us automate the entire Mortgage Industry.

Come Work with Us.

It doesn’t take long to understand why Forbes Magazine named Ellie Mae one of the top 100 places to work in 2013.

The passion: At Ellie Mae, we’re passionate about everything we do and are laser-focused on automating the mortgage industry.

The culture: Creative and caring? Open and honest? Respectful of your work-life balance? That’s Ellie Mae.

The benefits: All full-time employees receive stock options, generous PTO, annual performance-based bonuses and pre-tax dependent care and healthcare accounts, on top of full medical, dental and vision insurance.

The growth opportunities: We support on-going learning by providing a variety of resources ranging from online self-guided courses to external courses and conferences. Tuition reimbursement is also available.

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    work hard and play hard. It's a very cooperative and friendly work environment.
    The technology is evolving, so offers a lot of opportunity to contribute immediately while also being able to learn new skills.
    The leadership is extremely capable and approachable, which I think is quite rare in the valley.


    I can't think of any cons.

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Ellie Mae Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Ellie Mae.


    The Interview process was fairly straightforward.

    1. Recruiter call to go over logistics of the position, making sure you have the appropriate background as per the job description.

    2. Technical Interviews over the phone - So unfortunately there was some miscommunication on their end, some people rescheduling, etc, but I ended up having 5 phone technical interviews. These were fairly straight forward as well, starting with my background, scenarios dealing with requirements and end user requests, and general infrastructure knowledge testing for Linux, scripting, etc.

    3. Technical Interviews on-site. I had another 4 interviews on site, ranging from 1 technical interview with a talented systems engineer both about public and private server knowledge, and then 3 interviews with managers and HR to go over logistics and culture fit.

    Everyone was great!

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Ellie Mae Awards & Accolades

  • HW Tech 100, HousingWire, 2016
  • San Francisco/Silicon Valley Business Journal Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, 2016, The San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, 2016
  • Women of Influence 2016, Housing Wire, 2016
  • Fast50, Housing Wire, 2015
  • Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2015
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