Better
Better helps make homeownership easier, more affordable, and more accessible to everyone.
New York, NY

IT Systems Technician at Better

| Greater NYC Area
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Better is redefining homeownership and making it simpler, faster—and most importantly—more accessible for everyone. We leverage technology and expertise to find ways that we can make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. 

  • Right now we’re funding over $2 billion in home loans per month
  • We’ve funded over $14 billion in loans and $3.5 billion in insurance 
  • We ranked #1 in the U.S. on LinkedIn's Top Startups 2020
  • We ranked #11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work in Financial Services 2020
  • Our Founder and CEO was named in Comparably's Top 25 CEOs for Diversity
  • We were listed to Forbes’ FinTech 50 2020
  • And #15 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 
  • We’ve secured over $254 million from our investors to date 

Our company is made up of driven, passionate people who bring their unique backgrounds and perspectives to everything we do and we are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the perspectives that each person brings and a diverse workforce as essential for individual and collective success. We believe it’s important to foster a company culture that encourages curiosity and passion—from employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.

A Better opportunity:
Better is looking for a self driven person to help us build, maintain, and oversee our IT function. This person will work strategically with our head of IT & various team managers to make sure our IT practices stay aligned with business needs. The ideal candidate is a customer-service driven, technical person who can manage day-to-day operations and provide escalation support for the IT team & support to end users across the organization. This person should be comfortable multi-tasking, able to maintain high attention to detail, and be resourceful as needed.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Support OS X and Windows users (e.g. software installs and VPN troubleshooting)
  • Provision, manage, and repair of employee's laptops
  • Enforce best practices of office IT security
  • Provision and support of VOIP telephony and telepresence equipment
  • Support wired and wireless networks
  • Create documentation for frequently asked questions
  • Asset management and procurement
  • Escalate to L2/L3 appropriately
  • Respond to, and diagnose, problems through discussions with users, including problem recognition, logs, research, isolation, resolution,
    and follow-up steps; Provide level 1 remote desktop support and perform other activities based on SOPs
  • Perform user account management activities
    Escalate complex problem to appropriate support specialists
  • Responsible for activities relating to the evaluation, analysis, and setup of PC-based software products
  • Troubleshoot client software and basic network connectivity problems
    Identify, evaluate and prioritize customer problems and complaints
  • May train users and operators on a limited basis and/or may write training procedures
  • Participate in on-going training and departmental development
  • Routine maintenance updates with other IT staff and business units
  • Create all required documentation including standards, configurations and diagrams

About You:

  • 1-2 Years Experience
  • Familiar with Active Directory
  • Basic networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP) required.
  • Preference for those who have worked for regulated companies
  • Fluent in English (Orally & Written)
  • Familiar with Help Desk ticketing systems
  • Preference for those who have worked with overseas IT offices in the past
  • Experience with Saas management

Bonus Points for:

  • Understanding of working in a cross-platform (Windows and macOS) environment.
  • Office 365 experience a plus.
  • Okta / Jumpcloud experience a plus.

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 recently 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 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, age, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions at Better are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements.

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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

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
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What are Better Perks + Benefits

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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