: Principal Product Manager, Lending Platform
250 Greenwich St, Fl. 36
New York, NY 10006

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Better is redefining homeownership and making it simpler, fasterand most importantlymore accessible for everyone. We leverage technology and expertise to find ways that we can make the homebuying journey more approachable and understandable. 

  • Right now were funding over $3 billion in home loans per month
  • Weve 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 Fortunes 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 
  • Weve 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 and we are committed to fostering diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. We see the perspectives that each person brings and a diverse workforce as essential for individual and collective success. We believe its important to foster a company culture that encourages curiosity and passionfrom employee resource groups and learning opportunities to team outings and community outreach.

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.

As a Principal Product Manager at Better, you will play a pivotal role in driving that innovation. Straddling the line between high-level strategy and hands-on execution, you are well versed in product and business strategy; capable of communicating deftly about technical topics; and passionate about the importance of design in elevating customer experiences.   

In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to work on our lending platform, the technology that drives our industry-leading mortgage origination process. Your work will impact both internal and external stakeholders. You will change how borrowers experience our product, and allow our internal teams to increase efficiency through automation, algorithmic decision making, and the ability to identify customer insights using vast amounts of data.

In this position, you will have the unique opportunity to build and scale our foundational lending platform that powers our business and is the beating heart of our financial technology stack aka Our Mortgage Engine.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development of our lending platform by defining the roadmap of your product area through deep research and understanding of business and technology goals
  • Setting the vision and strategy for our platform products and services that serve both external and internal customers across different business verticals
  • Championing the definition and creation of key processes and tools that enable Betters platform to scale
  • Defining what a good platform looks like by partnering with Senior Engineering Managers to influence the microservices architecture across broader teams
  • Being able to go deep into both technical huddles with engineers and strategic discussions with executives
  • Bringing your solutions to market through ownership of the full product development process: problem identification, solution design, spec, implementation and validation
  • Managing competing priorities with consistency and transparency  
  • Successfully collaborating with partners throughout the company to ensure platform adoption and success

About You:

  • Youve worked for 8-10+ years in a platform product management capacity at a technology-driven organization
  • Youre an analytical, metrics-driven thinker who is deeply empathetic and leads with a user-centered approach
  • You are an evangelist of how platforms can unlock business value and customer experiences through self serve APIs
  • You value performance, reliability, latency and speed as a first class principle
  • You have a history of listening to users, understanding their needs and creating improvements to meet those needs
  • You learn new technologies quickly and can comfortably and effectively discuss the tradeoffs and benefits of various approaches with your engineering peers
  • You can take deeply technical concepts and break them down in order to communicate with a wider audience
  • Youre committed to collaboration and are able to work well with other business units to build iterative solutions that continuously deliver value
  • You have a proven track record of entering a new space and building expertise rapidly
  • Your spidey sense enables you to read between the lines and extrapolate ideas which turn into solutions
  • You have familiarity with resiliency engineering and systems thinking
  • You are a firm believer in change
  • Bonus: You have a background as a software engineer, or a solutions architect who has built platform products; or you have an academic background in Computer Science or Engineering 
  • Bonus: You have worked on complex workflow based products

The Better mission is rooted in values that drive us.

  • We do whats 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 itselfwe continue to outpace the industry at every turn. Weve recently 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 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, age, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions at Better are based on a persons merit, business needs, and role requirements.

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