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Software Engineer at Better (New York, NY)

A Better company

We believe homeownership is valuable. Here’s why: Not only has homeownership historically been one of the most reliable ways to build wealth, it also strengthens ties to community and contributes positively to overall well-being. The way the mortgage industry operates today makes it harder and harder for people to consider homeownership -- so we set out to change that. The traditional mortgage process is designed to confuse, riddled with unnecessary fees, takes too much time, and is built on a foundation of misaligned incentive structures. It’s time Americans had a Better option.

A Better option is one that puts customers in control of the largest financial transaction of their lives. It’s built with best-in-class technology, supported by non-commissioned staff, and offers affordable financing options that meet customers where they are.

Since 2016, we’ve already funded over $1B in loans, raised $75M in capital, and won the NerdWallet Best Online Mortgage Lender for Customer Service and we’re just getting started.

Trying to modernize a decades old industry isn’t easy, but it is supremely rewarding. Become part of a Better team.

 A Better opportunity

Help us hack a thirteen trillion dollar industry by building a product that will allow more people than the status quo to own a home and build wealth rather than rent for life. Our tech team is small, and you will be a big part of defining the technical direction and culture. We encourage proposals for projects off the beaten path, experimentation with different frameworks and libraries, and doing as you see fit to solve problems.

We also offer above-market compensation and equity, as well as full benefits. Part-time remote is great with us, although we are looking for candidate who can spend some significant fraction of your time at our office in Soho, NYC.

Better people

  • Open source authors of popular projects like Annoy and Holder

  • Alumni of Spotify, Google, Founders Fund, and Microsoft

  • A Head of Engineering who writes a fun blog

Better technology

  • We ship code 50-100 times every day

  • Node.js for the main app

  • Python (3.6) and Scala for services

  • Ember.js, Bootstrap, React, 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

  • Build a system to evaluate thousands of rules and do a combinatorial search to find out what’s the best loan and how much can you afford

  • Build a way to match borrowers to programs to calculate and surface eligible discounts to them

  • Work on our Kubernetes cluster that helps us deploy 50-100 times/day with no downtime

  • Improve our CI pipelines that run thousands of tests across hundreds of thousands of lines of code in a few minutes (with about 85% coverage)

  • Build D3 widgets to guide consumers through the biggest purchase in their lives

  • Integrate with email, text messages, and phone calls to unify all inbound/outbound communication and deliver real time updates to borrowers

  • 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!

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