Software Engineer

A Better company

It’s hard not to be excited about mortgages when you’re actively upending the conventions of a $13 trillion dollar business that impacts over 200 million Americans.

At Better, we’re building a next-generation mortgage platform from the ground up. We’ve already funded $1 billion in loans, and we’re just getting started. Our team combines leading software engineers from tech giants like Google and Spotify with financial talent from firms like Blackstone and Bridgewater, creating a hybrid institution unlike any other.

Rife with antiquated processes, the home finance industry has remained fundamentally unchanged since the 1970s. As we break down the entrenchments that bar so many from the benefits of homeownership, we adhere to three basic principles:

  • Humans are better than computers at expressing empathy, understanding individual situations, and creating solutions to help people. Let them.
  • Computers are more efficient than humans at working with massive data sets, performing complex calculations, and validating thousands of rules. Use them.
  • The rules of the status quo are broken. Change them.

Join our mortgage revolution.

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 also offer above-market compensation and equity, as well as full benefits. Part-time remote is great with us, although we are looking for candidate who can spend some significant fraction of your time at our office in Soho, NYC.

Better people

  • Open source authors of popular projects like Annoy and Holder
  • Alumni of Spotify, Google, Founders Fund, and Microsoft
  • A Head of Engineering who writes a fun blog

Better technology

  • We ship code 50-100 times every day
  • Node.js for the main app
  • Python (3.6) and Scala for services
  • Ember.js, Bootstrap, React, and SCSS on the frontend
  • ES6 across the stack
  • Postgres for the database
  • Kubernetes, for deployment and devops
  • AWS for infrastructure, leveraging EC2, S3, SWF, CloudFront, Route53, and much more

Better projects you could own

  • Build a system to evaluate thousands of rules and do a combinatorial search to find out what’s the best loan and how much can you afford
  • Build a way to match borrowers to programs to calculate and surface eligible discounts to them
  • Work on our Kubernetes cluster that helps us deploy 50-100 times/day with no downtime
  • 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 D3 widgets to guide consumers through the biggest purchase in their lives
  • Integrate with email, text messages, and phone calls to unify all inbound/outbound communication and deliver real time updates to borrowers
  • Experiment with tools to do OCR on documents

If you’re interested in solving complex problems that have a real world impact, get in touch!


Meet Some of Better Mortgage's Employees

Vishal G.

Founder & CEO

It's not just about having the best idea—it's about actually making it happen.

Fil Z.

Head of Product

Fil filters the needs and preferences of users to the engineers who build Better’s features. He also works with the Operations Team to improve productivity and tighten the iteration cycle.


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