Better is redefining homeownership and making it simpler, faster—and most importantly—more accessible for everyone. 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:

  • Right now we’re funding over $3 billion in home loans per month
  • We’ve funded over $14 billion in loans and $3.5 billion in insurance
  • We ranked #1 in the U.S. on LinkedIn's Top Startups 2020
  • We ranked #11 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work in Financial Services 2020
  • Our Founder and CEO was named in Comparably's Top 25 CEOs for Diversity
  • We were listed to Forbes’ FinTech 50 2020
  • And #15 on the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 
  • We’ve secured over $254 million from our investors to date 

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. 

A Better opportunity:

Better is looking for a Software Engineer in Test to work within a product team. The ideal candidate takes pride in their work, is a quality evangelist, and thrives in a collaborative environment. This is primarily an automated testing role, and a chance to learn and improve your test automation skills using cutting edge techniques. We are growing our Test Engineering team and this role will give you an opportunity to make an impact across our engineering teams.

Our Engineering team is headquartered in NYC, but is remote friendly. All remote employees must be US-based.

Better technology:

  • Test automation tools include Selenium, Pytest and Jest; with Browserstack for cross browser, Cypress, React Testing Library and Ember Test
  • On the backend we have a Node.js monolith written in JavaScript (ES6) and TypeScript, along with microservices (mostly Python 3 + Flask).
  • On the frontend we use Ember, React, and Sass.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Help increase test coverage by focusing on features being developed. This includes API and UI test automation that increase end-to-end testing.
  • Become a subject matter expert for your area of the product.
  • Identify gaps in automated test coverage and fill them with automated tests. Use the knowledge gained during manual testing to inform what should be automated.
  • Evangelize for quality within the team.
  • Some possible projects include extending visual testing for our component library, enhancing our mobile testing, speeding up the tests that run within continuous delivery, or building contract tests over our microservices.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to increase their test coverage, improve reliability and help with new test tools and initiatives.

About You:

  • Prior experience in a testing role which includes automation testing.
  • Exposure to development and improvement of automation test frameworks.
  • Experience with testing RESTful APIs, libraries, and front end automated testing through Selenium, Cypress (or a similar tool). 
  • Have written automated tests from scratch. Some familiarity with Python and/or JavaScript for test automation is preferred.
  • Ability to see the big picture from the user perspective. In particular, experience testing a consumer product is preferred.
  • You are detailed, organized, and inquisitive.
  • You are interested in inspecting code to inform testing.
  • Some experience with shell scripting and helping to maintain a continuous integration environment is a bonus.
  • Have a desire for continuous learning; in particular, interested in learning more about test automation.

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.

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