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Betterment // online financial advisor
Engineering, Full Time    Betterment HQ - New York City    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
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About Betterment:

Betterment is a leading, technology-driven financial services company that offers investing & retirement solutions for retail investors & investment advisors as well as financial wellness solutions, including a 401(k) for small & medium-sized businesses. Our growing team of 400+ is passionate about our mission to make peoples lives better. Were headquartered in NYC, with hubs in Philadelphia & D.C, & offer in-office, hybrid, & remote working based on role & location.

About the Role:

As an Engineering Manager in Betterment's application platform engineering organization, youll collaborate closely with product engineering teams & cross-functional stakeholders to develop a mission-aligned roadmap & manage its execution with your team. Youll also partner with engineers on your team & beyond to identify & advocate for work that will allow our engineers to continue executing at a high level. Youll play a crucial role in balancing delivery of new capabilities alongside system stability & scale, all while helping mentor & grow a team of amazing engineers.

Platform engineering teams empower & enable domain-oriented teams through a depth of experience in architecting software systems & driving the engineering standards of the organization. They influence & shape a technical future thats qualitatively better than our status quo. Platform engineering teams work closely with product teams to deliver cross-cutting capabilities, infrastructure & tooling to enable our product teams to deliver value to Betterment's customers & clients. They are able to identify & work on projects & efforts that have strategic value for the company while driving technical design & up-leveling the engineering organization. Members of this team have a love for solving interesting technical challenges & influencing organizational decisions that move the business forward. Youll be a part of a team thats tackling difficult questions of scale, architecture, & interaction.

This role is remote eligible. Colorado has an annual starting salary of $193,500, a competitive equity package, health, dental & vision benefits, & a 401(k) offering. This job may also be eligible for variable compensation in the form of an incentive bonus. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, & experience.

A Day in the Life:

  • Lead & mentor engineers on Betterment's senior-leaning platform teams.
  • Oversee the development of frameworks, tools, & development & testing infrastructure that enable our engineering teams to run faster & build better.
  • Build & maintain strong lines of communication to understand & deeply support the needs of the engineering teams building products across all business lines & divisions of Betterment.
  • Inspire & maintain a strong, equitable engineering culture founded on transparency, inclusivity, mentorship, & collaboration.
  • Continuously innovate & seek out ways to meet the near- & long-term strategic needs of our complex org.

What Were Looking For:

  • Experience with hands-on managing, mentoring, & inspiring a team of talented engineers, including senior engineers
  • Experience leading execution of large team projects & execution of smaller concurrent projects in partnership with senior engineers
  • Experience building important, high production-value software where quality & correctness matters while preserving a nimble, fluid, highly productive culture & workflow.
  • A real passion for software engineering & improving the developer experience
  • Experience collaborating with other engineering teams, product managers, subject matter experts, & non-technical stakeholders
  • Expertise in Mobile (Android, iOS or Flutter) and/or Web (Ruby, Rails, & React) development

What Being at Betterment Means for You:

Joining Betterment means belonging to a community of folks passionate about change, being on a team that cares for your well-being, & continuing on a journey of non-stop growth & evolution. 

Youll join a Community that Cares: 

  • Betterment is a place to bring your best self. We welcome families (and pets) for all our activities such as lunches, company retreats, & celebrations. 
  • Make meaningful connections with your peers through interest groups, sports clubs, social events, meetups, & regular knowledge sharing, all occurring in a remote friendly way.
  • Join one or more of our 6 Employee Resource Strategy Groups as a member or an ally, & help us shape Betterments culture & product for years to come.

Youll stay Happy & Healthy:

  • We will ensure you're set up & cared for with a customizable workstation, enrollment in our 401(k) service, benefit packages that fit your needs (infertility & World Professional Association for Transgender Health approved benefits available), flexible parental leave, annual gym reimbursements & a whole suite of thoughtful benefits. 
  • Youll have unlimited paid personal & vacation days, & a team that cares about your whole life, not just what youre working on.

Youll Learn & Grow:

  • Enhance your skills & abilities through Betterment University courses & additional allowance for outside learning. 
  • As part of a team that values knowledge sharing & transparency you can opt into mentoring & career coaching programs, weekly company meetings, & show & tells.

Please note that Betterment is dedicated to providing accommodations to candidates with disabilities. If you need accommodations at any point throughout the interview process, please reach out to 

What Happens Next?

We expect to take a few weeks to review all applications. If we would like to spend more time with you, you will hear from us to arrange next steps. You can expect 3-4 sets of conversations, all remote, with your future colleagues in the weeks following your application.

Throughout the interview process, well look to learn more about your skills, experiences, capabilities, & motivators. Many of our interview questions will be behavioral, aimed at understanding how you might operate here at Betterment. We may ask you to complete a case study exercise or technical assessments, depending on the role, as we aim to collect a robust set of data points throughout the interview process.

On average, it takes us around 2-3 weeks to make a hiring decision, depending on your availability & sense of urgency. As a best practice, we aim to interview at least 3 final round candidates before making a hiring decision. 

Please note that were unable to offer individual feedback during the interview process. We usually see 1,000+ applications for open positions, & our hiring team simply doesnt have the bandwidth to offer personalized feedback to each candidate. 

We recognize that interviewing for a new role is a big deal. We appreciate you giving us consideration as the next step in your career. Our Recruiting Team is here to support & advocate for you through the interview process, so please let us know how we can help. 

Come join us!

Were an equal opportunity employer & comply with all applicable federal, state, & local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit & do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity & status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, predisposing genetic characteristic, domestic violence victim status, arrest records, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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