Quantitative Acquisitions Strategist at Better.com
Quantitative Acquisitions Strategist
We’re one of the fastest growing homeownership companies in America. Why? Because we’re making homeownership simpler, faster — and most importantly, more accessible for all Americans.
By combining smarter technology with a desire to not just change one piece of the journey but the entire makeup of what it’s like to buy and own a home in this country, we’re building things that don’t exist yet.
Better.com by the numbers:
- We fund $600 million in home loans per month
- Nearly $5 billion in loans funded since our inception in 2016
- 2 years running, we’re one of Crain’s “Best Places to work”
- We’re #11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work in NYC
- And #964 on Inc.’s 2019 “5000 Fastest-Growing Companies”
- We’ve secured over $254 million from our investors to date
- ...and counting
We continue to outpace the industry at every turn. We’ve recently joined forces in partnership with Ally Bank. Plus, our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, IA Ventures, American Express, Citigroup, Activant Capital, and others have all invested in our vision of redefining the entire homebuying journey.
A Better opportunity:
We have strong capital markets and tech advantages, and have made big strides in our customer acquisition and media trading efforts. To drive our goal of capturing massive market share, our acquisition team identifies the right audience, the right channels to acquire them from, and manages various pricing and advertising choices. We see this as a trading team and expect strategic ingenuity and entrepreneurialism: media dollars are the investments and our successfully funded customers are the exits.
You are obsessive about getting to use your brains and data to drive improvements in performance, and passionate about getting things done in concert with other groups, from secondary market traders to creative and product teams. You can see how demand aggregators such as price comparison websites (“rate tables”) are investment opportunities to be valued, leveraged and used to form an optimal portfolio of customer acquisition. You get that online mortgage is the future homeownership and you will fight with every tool you have to win for Better.com and our borrowers.
You will have a successful track record of both research or analytical success, and executing projects under short timelines. Together, we can shape the future of homeownership in America. It will be a fierce battle, but it will be rewarding.
- You have an undergraduate degree in computer science, statistics, engineering/sciences, economics, or psychology
- Strong analytical mindset and experience: you have 4+ years post-undergraduate experience in a heavily analytical environment - either professionally or in a high calibre academic setting (e.g. pursuing a Masters or PhD)
- Strong coding skills (e.g. scripting languages like Python and/or in environments like Stata or Matlab ) and SQL experience or the ability to pick it up quickly
- You are naturally curious, and would love to solve economic or financial problems involving human behavior and financial outcomes
- Comfortable in a fast-paced environment where business needs change
- Team player
Bonus points for:
- Experience in financial or trading environments
- Experience in fintech or other start-up environments
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.