Senior Front End Engineer

    • New York, NY

About Better.com:

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 smarter technology with an award-winning team of mortgage experts, we're making homeownership so simple it feels magical.

So far, we've:

  • 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

And we're not slowing down. We continue to outpace the rest of the industry at every turn.

Our backers have helped build some of the most transformative tech and finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, IA Ventures, Ally Bank, American Express, and others have invested over $150MM in Better and our vision of making homeownership magical.

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. Our tech team is small, and you will be a big part of defining the technical direction and culture. 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 are working hard to make the mortgage experience extraordinary, and we need great front-end engineers to do it. Every behavior and interaction matters in helping our borrowers easily navigate a complex process. As part of our tech team, you will play a key role in helping us create delightful experiences in a sound and scalable way.

About You:
  • You are an HTML, CSS and JavaScript engineer with experience building user interfaces for complex applications.
  • You have extensive experience with React, Ember, Angular, Vue or other modern JS frameworks.
  • You have some experience with Node.js.
  • You have great interpersonal skills and a willingness to go above and beyond when collaborating with designers, product managers and engineers.
  • You have a keen product sense and know when a feature works and when it can be improved.
  • You have a good visual and aesthetic sense - a portfolio of past projects is a huge bonus.
  • You're really detail-oriented. Like really detail-oriented.
  • You're obsessed with shipping fast, smooth, seamless experiences.
  • 6+ years of experience working in a production environment preferred

Better Technology:
  • We do continuous deployment and we ship code 50-100 times every day
  • Our tech stack is React and Node.js
  • We use TypeScript and Python for services
  • Redshift for our data warehouse, Postgres for the production databases
  • Kubernetes, for deployment and devops
  • AWS for infrastructure, leveraging EC2, S3, Redshift, CloudFront, Route53, and much more
Better Team:
  • The tech team is currently 100+ engineers and growing quickly
  • Erik Bernhardsson (CTO) used to run the data team and the music recommendation team at Spotify. He is the open source author of a few popular projects like Annoy and Luigi and writes a blog about (mostly) data


Better.com is making homeownership simpler, faster, and more accessible for all Americans.

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