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:

As a member of Trust Engineering, you will focus on revealing potential weaknesses and coming up with creative solutions to eliminate entire classes of vulnerabilities, by creating libraries, tools and practices. You will do this by performing code reviews during development, threat modelling during design reviews, and performing security assessments of our live applications. In short, your role will be to build partnerships with other engineering teams, to enable our developers to ship features securely throughout all phases of the SDLC.

 

We’re looking for individuals with a strong background and interest in securing systems and infrastructure at scale, comfortable in dealing with lots of moving pieces, with a keen eye towards detail, and comfortable learning new technologies. We’re looking for someone to help scale the company with incredible people across the board. Building world-class financial services requires world-class security. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Performing cloud security assessments using automated tooling and manual processes
  • Designing and implementing cloud native Network Security Controls following industry, security and compliance best practices 
  • Contributing security-focused feedback to engineers during all phases of the development lifecycle.
  • Working with other senior technical leaders in Engineering and InfoSec to develop a long-term strategy for a strong overall security posture. 
  • Participating in and supporting application security reviews and threat modeling, as well as the development of these processes themselves.
  • Communicating risks to engineers through training and technical demonstration of vulnerabilities and secure design patterns.
  • Deploying, fine-tuning, and automating processes by developing tooling to mitigate application level threats to Better at scale.
  • Collaborating with other engineering teams to drive remediation of security vulnerabilities, while balancing prioritization of security issues within SLAs and teams’ respective product backlogs.
  • Provide threat and vulnerability management best practices to the Engineering team.
  • Implementing rule based monitoring for real time alerting, dashboards, and emerging threats.
  • Contribute to the cloud architecture vision and technical roadmap of the company to better secure the environment with security best practices.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
  • Expertise in common security libraries, security controls, and common security flaws.
  • Expertise in SaaS architecture on AWS
  • Coding or scripting experience and skills to contribute to the development and improvement of tooling.
  • Expertise in deploying and managing products and services within AWS
  • Expert understanding of security standards such as PCI, NYDFS, NIST etc.
  • 2+ years of experience tuning and managing a WAF.

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 their families, and we require vaccines out of an abundance of caution. 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. 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.

Apply for this Job

* Required

  
  


Voluntary Demographic Questions

At Better, we are committed to diversity and inclusion and creating an environment of growth for all of our employees. We recognize the unquestionable value of building a truly diverse workforce and the power of diverse perspectives necessary to achieve our mission of accessible homeownership. This is why we are committed to utilizing actionable data to inform our strategies to make sure we attract, retain and develop talent from all backgrounds, including underrepresented minorities.

Below is a set of voluntary demographic questions. If you choose to complete this form, the responses will be used, in an anonymized and aggregated manner only, to help us identify areas for improvement in our process. Your responses, or your choice to not respond, will not be associated with your specific application and will not in any way be used in the hiring decision or thereafter, and your choice and your response will not otherwise subject you to any adverse treatment.

I identify my gender as





I identify as transgender




I identify my sexual orientation as






I identify my ethnicity as (mark all that apply)













Veteran status




Please share your gender pronoun. (Select one)




Please share your disability status. (Select one)