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. 

Better.com is growing and we’re looking for a Front End Engineer to join our Mortgage Engine team. If you’re looking to make an impact alongside a collaborative team that’s transforming the homeownership industry, check us out. Our Engineering team is headquartered in NYC, but is remote friendly. All remote employees must be US-based.

About You:

  • 5+ years of experience working in a production environment (Preferred)
  • You have a strong technical foundation and experience building user interfaces for complex applications.
  • You have a deeper understanding of one or more modern web technologies - React (Preferred), Ember, Vue, … including advanced topics like state management & routing.
  • You have a deeper understanding of the details under the hood including, HTML, CSS, and Javascript (ES6/ES7+)
  • You are aware of the industry best practices on shipping high performance, clean, and maintainable large scale production systems.
  • You have extensive experience designing great APIs (RESTful, GraphQL, OpenAPI).
  • Some Experience with Typescript, webpack, jest (testing), E2E testing (testcafe, cypress, selenium), babel, storybook (Recommended).
  • Your strong interpersonal skills allow you to effectively collaborate cross functionally with designers, product managers and other engineers.
  • You have a keen product sense and know when a feature works and when it can be improved.
  • You have a track record of mentoring junior & mid-level engineers.

Better Technology:

  • We do continuous deployment and we ship code 50-100 times every day
  • Our tech stack is Ember, React and Node.js
  • We use TypeScript, GoLang and Python for services
  • Redshift for our data warehouse, Postgres for the production databases
  • Kubernetes, for deployment and devops
  • AWS for infrastructure, leveraging EC2, S3, Redshift, CloudFront, Route53, and much more 

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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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.

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