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.com is growing and we’re looking for a Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Transactions to join our Legal team! If you’re looking to make an impact alongside a collaborative team that’s transforming the homeownership industry, check us out.

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Transactions will be joining the company as we continue building our capacity to manage various transactions internally. The successful candidate will work and advise on domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, investments and similar transactions, as well as handling other general corporate and departmental matters. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Provide legal and non-legal advice to the Chief Compliance Officer/General Counsel and other key individuals in the company, including policy recommendations with respect to general corporate, real estate, or regulatory matters involving the activities of the Company;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating transactional documents, such as stock and asset purchase/sale agreements, merger or de-merger agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership/LLC/shareholder agreements, investment agreements, framework agreements, inter-company agreements, confidentiality agreements, transition services agreements, side letters, engagement letters, letters of intent, bid letters and term sheets;
  • Working closely and coordinating with Better’s legal, finance, tax and accounting teams, divisional business teams and specialist lawyers in connection with the review, analysis, implementation and execution of potential transactions;
  • Managing and coordinating due diligence reviews and preparation of related memoranda;
  • Managing outside legal advisors on transactional and related regulatory matters;
  • Advising on a broad range of business and legal affairs matters;
  • Contributing to the various internal knowledge management initiatives, including a precedent document database, template agreements, presentations and training initiatives.

About you:

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, outgoing communicator capable of delivering best- in-class service, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced environment.

  • 8-10 years of experience working in a legal, corporate or governmental environment interfacing with senior leaders
  • Strong academic credentials including a JD and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (NY or CA bar a plus)
  • Strong leadership capabilities; we want to hear about things that would have never happened if you weren’t there to motivate a group of people to do them
  • Consistent track record to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent project management and task tracking skills
  • Possess integrity and confidentiality 
  • Ability to think outside of the box in difficult situations

Bonus points for:

  • Experience advising mortgage lenders or other highly regulated entities

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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