Better

Software Engineer - Homeowner Experience

1 week agoRemote

​​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.

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. 

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:

We are working hard to make the mortgage experience extraordinary, and we need exceptional software engineers to do it! Every behavior and interaction matters in helping our borrowers easily navigate a complex process. As part of our Homeowner Experience Engineering Team, you could work on any number of projects including:

  • Eligibility and Verification: In order to make homeownership accessible to all Americans, we need to ensure our processes and education can accommodate the diversity of our customer base. How can we create customer experiences that simplify an enormously complex process and increase transparency around eligibility criteria? 
  • Purchase Journey: Homebuyers want one place to search real estate listings, connect with a real estate agent and get their mortgage. We are creating a customized journey for new purchase borrowers that encompasses every step of the homebuying process.
  • Last Mile: After homeowners have gone through their verification process, there’s a lot of waiting that happens until the day they close their loans. Anxiety is high. How can we improve their experience as their loan finalizes and gets funded?

About you:

  • You have 4+ of experience in coding in at least one modern language such as Javascript, Typescript, Python, Java, Scala, Go
  • You have 2 or more years of experience contributing to the architecture and design of new and existing systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling)
  • You have built sophisticated production software systems
  • 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 attitude, ownership, and the right balance of quality and sense of urgency

Better technology:

  • We continuously ship code to production 50-100 times every day
  • Services written in Node.js, Python and Go that expose APIs using GraphQL or OpenAPI
  • React, CSS in JS, Apollo/GraphQL, webpack, SCSS, Ember.js on the frontend
  • TypeScript / ES7 across the stack
  • Postgres for our relational databases, ActiveMQ for our message broker, Redis for caching, Redshift for analytics
  • Kubernetes, Docker, and Terraform for deployment and devops
  • AWS infrastructure, leveraging EC2, S3, CloudFront, Route53, and much more

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. 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: 60759