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Better makes getting a mortgage fast, simple & totally better.
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019
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About Better Cover:

Better Cover is one of Betters newest, most exciting ventures: a licensed insurance agency building a seamless, digital, customer-first insurance experience. Betters mission is to improve access to home ownership for a new generation of Americans, & here at Better Cover, our mission is to help you protect your home with a transparent & comprehensive homeowners insurance policy. We are looking for you, a collaborative & opinionated full-stack engineer, to help us make this vision a reality.

Rife with antiquated processes, the numerous industries (insurance, for example) that support Americans in their pursuit of homeownership have remained fundamentally unchanged since the 1970s. As we break down the entrenchments that bar so many from the benefits of homeownership & build Better Cover, we adhere to three basic principles:

  • Delivering a seamless & delightful experience that puts the customer first & always shows our best price.
  • The best possible value, clearly & transparently communicated to the customer. A fully digitally native shopping & purchase experience consistent with the Better brand & mission.
  • The experience will be supported by a non-commissioned customer operations team, not a sales team.

Trying to modernize a decades old industry isnt easy, but it is supremely rewarding. Become part of the Better Cover team.

Our backers have helped build some of most transformative tech & finance companies in history. Kleiner Perkins, Goldman Sachs, IA Ventures, Ally Bank & others have invested over $85MM in Better & our vision of making homeownership magical.

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 purchase & protect their home. Building wealth rather than rent for life. Our tech team is small, & you will be a big part of defining the technical direction & culture. We encourage proposals for projects off the beaten path, experimentation with different frameworks & libraries, & doing as you see fit to solve problems.

We also offer above-market compensation & equity, as well as full benefits. Part-time remote is great with us, although we need you to spend some significant fraction of your time at our office in downtown Manhattan.

Better people:

  • Open source authors of popular projects like Annoy & Holder
  • Alumni of Spotify, Google, Founders Fund, & Microsoft
  • A Head of Engineering who writes a fun blog

Better technology:

  • Ship code 50-100 times every day
  • Node.js for the main app
  • Python (3.6) & Scala for services
  • Ember.js, Bootstrap, React, & SCSS on the frontend
  • ES6 across the stack
  • Postgres for the database
  • Kubernetes, for deployment & devops
  • AWS for infrastructure: EC2, S3, SWF, CloudFront, Route53, & much more

If youre passionate about solving complex problems that have a real world impact, get in touch!

Things we value:

  • Curiosity. Why? How? Repeat.
  • Nerdiness. Financial news & trends are fascinating. Seriously.
  • Relentlessness. No one here gives up. You try. You fail. You try again.
  • Passion. If you dont get excited about homeownership, mortgages, & real estate, it simply wont work.
  • Smarts: book & street. We have to use all the tools at our disposal to build Better Cover.
  • Empathy & Compassion. You understand that people's biggest dreams are in your hands.
  • Communication. Can you ask for help or put your hand up when you dont understand?
  • Building. Doing. Making. Yes, you will have to do a lot of thinking & talking to figure this stuff out, but you cant wait to leave the conversation & build it.

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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