Software Engineer in Test

| Greater NYC Area

About Better:

We’re one of the fastest growing homeownership companies in America. Why? Because we’re building a better way to get home and our customers love it. By combining the technology people expect with a seamless customer service experience, we’re making homeownership so simple it feels magical.

In 2018 alone, we’ve helped over 10,000 families get home, saving them on average $3,500 in upfront fees and days of stress-filled time.

Our backers have helped build some of most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, IA Ventures, Ally Bank and others have invested over $85MM in Better and our vision of making homeownership magical.

A Better opportunity:

Better is looking for a Software Engineer in Test to work within a product team. The ideal candidate takes pride in their work, is a quality evangelist, and thrives in a collaborative environment. This is primarily an automated testing role, and a chance to learn and improve your test automation skills using cutting edge techniques. The test team is currently small, but has big plans, which you can directly contribute to.

Better technology:

  • Test automation tools include Selenium, Pytest and Jest; with Browserstack for cross browser and Zalenium for our Selenium grid
  • On the backend we have a Node.js monolith written in JavaScript (ES6) and TypeScript, along with ~30 microservices (mostly Python 3 + Flask).
  • On the frontend we use Ember, React, and Sass.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support a product team to determine the fitness of features for release by performing exploratory and context driven manual testing
  • Become a subject matter expert for your area of the product
  • Identify gaps in automated test coverage and fill them with automated tests. Use the knowledge gained during manual testing to inform what should be automated.
  • Evangelize for quality within the team
  • Some possible projects include extending visual testing for our component library, enhancing our mobile testing, speeding up the tests that run within continuous delivery, or building contract tests over our microservices.

About You:

  • Prior professional experience in a testing role which includes automation testing
  • Have written automated tests from scratch. Some familiarity with Python and/or JavaScript for test automation is preferred.
  • Ability to see the big picture from the user perspective. In particular, experience testing a consumer product is preferred.
  • You are detailed, organized, and inquisitive
  • You are interested in inspecting code to inform testing
  • Some experience with shell scripting and helping to maintain a continuous integration environment is a bonus
  • Have a desire for continuous learning. In particular, interested in learning more about test automation

Things we value:

  • Curiosity. Why? How? Repeat.
  • Nerdiness. Financial news and trends are fascinating. Seriously.   
  • Relentlessness. No one here gives up. We try. We fail. We try again.
  • Passion. If you don’t get excited about homeownership, mortgages, and real estate, it simply won’t work.
  • Smarts: book and street. We have to use all the tools at our disposal to build Better.
  • Empathy and Compassion. You understand that people's biggest dreams are in your hands.
  • Communication. Can you ask for help or put your hand up when you don’t understand?
  • Building. Doing. Making. Yes, we have to do a lot of thinking and talking to figure this stuff out, but you can’t wait to leave the conversation and build it.
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Location

Across the street from the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

An Insider's view of Better.com

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

What are Better.com Perks + Benefits

Better.com Benefits Overview

Life/work, not work/life- All work and no play is a recipe for a breakdown. So we give our team members unlimited time off.

Community Feels- Happy hours, birthday parties, book clubs, and more. We believe in building a community, not just a company.

Tools of the Trade- From cozy couches to new computers, Better provides whatever you need to help us succeed.

Full Health Bars- We take care of our own. Better offers fully funded health, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a 401k plan and up to 20 weeks paid parental leave.

Food For Days- Hungry employees aren’t happy employees. That’s why Better team members get free lunch, dinner, and snacks. Every. Single. Day.

Competitive Compensation- Cash and equity. If you care about that sort of thing. Which we do.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
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
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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