Better
Better helps make homeownership easier, more affordable, and more accessible to everyone.
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Software Engineer, Developer Experience at Better

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​​Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know Better:

  • From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage through Better Cover and Better Settlement Services, the insurance divisions of Better
  • Ranked #1 on LinkedIn’s Top Startups List for 2020 and 2021
  • Ranked #2 on Fortune's Best Companies for Millenials 2021
  • Fortune Best Workplaces for Women 2021
  • People Magazine Companies that Care 2021
  • Inc Magazine's Best Workplaces 2021
  • Top Women Originators 2021
  • Our Founder and CEO was named in Comparably's Top 25 CEOs for Diversity
  • Better has raised over $400M in equity capital since inception

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do. We are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion.  We encourage individual potential rather than years of experience. We see the value in each person’s perspective, and recognize their talents, regardless of what the market says. We believe it’s important to nurture a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion—from employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach. 

Better is a family of companies. Better Mortgage Corporation provides home loans; Better Real Estate, LLC provides real estate services; Better Cover, LLC provides homeowners insurance policies; and Better Settlement Services provides title insurance services.

A Better opportunity

Help us hack a thirteen trillion dollar industry by building a product that will allow more people than the status quo to own a home and build wealth rather than rent for life. Better is looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing Core Tech team. You can help define the technical direction and culture of the team and Better as a whole. We encourage proposals for projects off the beaten path, experimentation with different frameworks and libraries, and doing as you see fit to solve problems. We also offer above-market compensation and equity, as well as full benefits.

About us

We are a team of passionate engineers that love to make the software-engineering experience as easy, fun, and productive as possible. As a Software Engineer in the Developer Productivity team you will work on the bedrock of which all other systems sit on top. From local development CLI tools to CI systems and deployment tools. The Developer Productivity team operates with a product driven mindset, working closely with our customers to better serve them. Our customers? The entire engineering organization at Better! 

Some examples of our current projects:

  • Automating provisioning of branch-environments to enable more comprehensive and better-isolated PR tests.
  • Improving CI performance and cost.
  • Continuing to expand our CLI tooling to automate even more day-to-day tasks for developers.
  • Setting up a unified, dockerized, interface for services so that after a fresh clone of the repo on a new machine every service is runnable with a single command from a cold start.
  • Building a service catalog to enable developers to discover shared resources, common libraries and practices, code ownership, etc.  

 Better technology

  • Node.js, Python, and Go for services.
  • Ember.js, React, Typescript on the frontend.
  • Postgres for the database, Redshift for our Data warehouse.
  • Kubernetes and Lambda for compute, along with Datadog and LogDNA for metrics and logging.
  • Buildkite for CI and Spinnaker for deployments
  • AWS for infrastructure, leveraging EKS, S3, CloudFront, Route53, and much more.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience coding in at least one modern language such as Python, Ruby, Node.js, Go, Java, C#, C++.
  • 1+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design of new and existing systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling).
  • Working experience with Linux, shell scripting, docker, makefiles, terraform, and/or cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • Experience building multi-tier production software systems utilizing HTTP APIs (REST, GraphQL) and backend datastores (PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch).
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the tech stack and debug code.
  • Enthusiastic about the opportunity of impacting the engineering culture from the bottom up.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience solving broad developer problems.
  • Demonstrated experience creating documentation consumed by other developers.
  • A Startup mindset, ownership, and a proper balance of quality and sense of urgency.

Better is requiring all US employees to be fully vaccinated in order to go into the office. Our priority is first and foremost the safety of our employees and we require COVID-19 vaccination to help ensure their safety in the workplace. Please note that Better will offer a reasonable accommodation process for employees who are not vaccinated for medical or religious reasons.

The Better mission is rooted in values that drive us.

  • We do what’s in the best interest of the consumer, not ourselves
  • We have growth mindsets, not fixed ones
  • We believe that success lies in execution, not credentials
  • We act like owners, not just employees
  • We work to find answers on our own, not wait for them to be given to us 
  • We optimize for mission, not ego

Our mission speaks for itself—we continue to outpace the industry at every turn. We’ve joined forces in partnership with Ally Bank, and our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Citigroup, Activant Capital, Ally Bank, and others have invested in our vision for what homeownership can be.

Better Benefits & Compensation

Our total rewards package consists of base salary, equity, benefits, and opportunity for yearly cash bonus. Some of our benefits include:

  • Comprehensive healthcare, retirement, and voluntary benefits. Think medical, dental, vision, savings accounts, 401k, and more.
  • Personalized care and tools for realizing your mental health and wellness goals
  • Robust wellbeing offerings that allow you  unlimited access to virtual fitness, meditation, yoga, cooking classes, homeschooling preparedness, physical therapy, and more.
  • Unlimited time off (with manager approval)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after 90 days of employment, and 20 weeks after 24 months of service.
  • Inclusive fertility benefits for you or your eligible dependents, regardless of participation in a Better medical plan.

Better is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility of our roles, please reach out to [email protected]. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements.

California Consumer Privacy Rights Notice for Job Applicants

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Better is required to inform California residents who are our job applicants or prospective talent (together "job applicants") about the categories of personal information we collect about you and the purposes for which we will use this information. The notice contains disclosures required by the CCPA and applies only to personal information that is subject to the CCPA. 

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Where we are

Located in the heart of the financial district in NYC in the World Trade Center

Technology we use

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Better Benefits Overview

Robust Medical, Dental and Vision Plans, (with options fully covered by Better)
Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Services provided through company-sponsored partnerships
Career Coaching Services
Fertility Benefits, Paid Parental, Family and Caregiver Leave
Grocery or Lunch allocation provided on a daily basis
Flexible Work Environment
Virtual daycare

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Better

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It's not a secret that at a successful start-up, you have to work hard. That's why we have a very liberal work-from-home and unlimited PTO policy at Better. We know that people perform their best when they're happy and healthy, and emphasize that your individual needs being met are what helps meet the needs of our customers.

David

Sales

What does your typical day look like?

First, I glance at emails and my calendar. Then, I put in my free Seamless order (lunch and dinner is covered). I then use the first few hours of my day for deep thinking and problem solving where I sit with my notebook to brainstorm and sketch out ideas and initiatives. After lunch is when I have all of my meetings with teams in the US and India.

Jillian

Collateral

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started as an Office Manager from Undergrad. A year later, I became a Customer Experience Associate for our Mortgage Operations team, and 3 months after that, I managed a team of 10 associates. Two years later, I found myself as a Customer Experience Strategist. I've had the opportunity to grow tremendously within and outside of my roles.

Kristin

Customer Experience Strategist

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Build a system to evaluate thousands of rules and do a combinatorial search to find out what’s the best loan and how much can you afford. Build a way to match borrowers to programs to calculate and surface eligible discounts to them. Work on our Kubernetes cluster that helps us deploy 50-100 times/day with no downtime. Improve our CI pipelines that run thousands of tests across hundreds of thousands of lines of code in a few minutes (with about 85% coverage). Build a seamless customer facing experience which brings borrowers through the most complicated financial transaction of their life with confidence and ease. Integrate with email, text messages, and phone calls to unify all inbound/outbound communication and deliver real time updates to borrowers. Automate and augment the flow of data from our data stores so it can be used to drive decision making in our company. Work on integrating our loan management system with third party tools to bring us closer to automating the loan underwriting process.

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​​Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know Better: From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage

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​​Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know Better: From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage

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​​Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know Better: From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage

Accounting Analyst

Better
Greater NYC Area
2 weeks ago
​​Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know Better: From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage

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​​Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know Better: From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage

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​​Founded in 2016, Better is a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. We leverage creative technology and innovation to make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. Here are some interesting facts to help you get to know Better: From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage