Software Engineer

A Better company

At Better, we're making getting a mortgage fast, simple, and delightful. Recognized as the technology leader in mortgage lending, Better provides borrowers a superior home financing experience to any previously possible.

From our offices in Downtown NYC, we're revolutionizing a $12 trillion industry by simultaneously building the future of real estate and upgrading the consumer credit experience. Our team integrates leading software engineers from companies like Spotify and Google into a mortgage bank that has three generations of experience, creating an institution unlike any other. Together we’re building groundbreaking technology driven by user-centric design principles, and the goal of making the mortgage experience what it should be – an exciting and delightful part of the biggest transaction in most people's lives.

A Better opportunity

Help us hack a twelve trillion dollar industry by building a product that will positively impact millions of people.  Our company is still small, and you will be a big part of defining the technical direction and culture. We offer highly competitive compensation and full benefits, as well as meaningful equity.  We also provide yummy lunch every day (today is Korean BBQ!).

Better people

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

Better technology

  • We ship code daily
  • Node.js for the main app
  • Python (3.5) and Scala for services
  • Ember.js, Bootstrap, 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

  • Use tools like D3 to guide consumers through the biggest purchase in their lives
  • Use machine learning for home valuations, pricing risk, and fraud detection
  • Build a real time notification system to notify the borrower of updates
  • 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

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.

Jillian W.

Chief Valuation Officer

Jillian handles procedures related to appraisals and property evaluations to make them fast and efficient. She also identifies system bottlenecks and keeps issues from affecting customers.


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