CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2016
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Quicken Loans, based in Detroit, Michigan, has been providing affordable mortgages and award-winning client service for more than 30 years. It is the nation’s largest online mortgage lender.

Identifying and recruiting the very best talent is key to Quicken Loans’ success. Unfortunately, the interview process is not an exact one and has the potential to produce inconsistent results.

Our Pharos software system removes the potential subjectivity of interviews by administering personality and intelligence tests to job candidates. In addition, our app determines whether or not a recruit is compatible with Quicken Loans’ corporate culture.

After logging into Pharos, recruits are presented with a dashboard of the tests that they can complete. For timed tests, a clock appears indicating the time remaining. A progress bar indicates how many questions are left. When a test is completed, the test link on the dashboard is disabled, thereby preventing users from retaking a test.

Quicken Loans associates use our Pharos’ administrative dashboard to create a test, view available tests, assign a test to a recruit, and view test results. The test results are summarized graphically in a clear and concise manner, which gives the Quicken Loans associate an easy way to digest large amounts of data.

Our Pharos web app is written in C#. It runs on the ASP.NET Web API and uses JavaScript with an AngularJS frontend framework. D3.js is used to handle data analytics and visualization. Our platform is supported by a MySQL database which stores recruit information.