Better

Fullstack Software Engineer

3+ months agoNew York, NY

​​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 redefine 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. Founded in 2016, Better.com is a digital-first homeownership company whose services include mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowner’s insurance. 

Better.com is growing and we’re hiring Full-stack Engineers to join our Mortgage Engine and Real Estate teams. We encourage ideas for projects off the beaten path, experimentation with different frameworks and libraries, and doing as you see fit to solve problems. If you're interested in solving complex problems that have a real world impact, check us out. 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • 4+ years of experience coding in at least one modern lang such as Node.js, Python, Java, Go
  • 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design of new and existing systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling)
  • Understanding of microservices architecture and event-driven distributed systems 
  • Strong grasp of relational database concepts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop other team members including junior software engineers
  • Experience defining system architecture(s) and exploring technical feasibility tradeoffs and capabilities 
  • Startup mindset, ownership, and a proper balance of quality and sense of urgency!

A few projects you could work on: 

  • Automate and augment the flow of data from our data stores so it can be used to drive decision making in our company
  • Integrating email, text messages, and phone calls to unify all inbound/outbound communication and deliver real time updates to borrowers
  • Work on integrating our loan management system with third party tools to bring us closer to automating the loan underwriting process
  • Build and 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 that brings borrowers through the most complicated financial transaction of their life with confidence and ease

 

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 candidateexperience@better.com. 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. 

Job ID: 2537932