Product Manager

Better

Finance

Mid

New York

3 weeks ago

A Better company

It's hard not to be excited about mortgages when you're actively upending the conventions of a $13 trillion dollar business that impacts over 200 million Americans.

At Better, we're building a next-generation mortgage lender from the ground up. Our team combines leading software engineers from tech giants like Google and Spotify with financial talent from firms like Blackstone and Bridgewater, creating a hybrid institution unlike any other.

Rife with antiquated processes, the home finance industry has remained fundamentally unchanged since the 1970s. As we break down the entrenchments that bar so many from the benefits of homeownership, we adhere to three basic principles:

Humans are better than computers at expressing empathy, understanding individual situations, and creating solutions to help people. Let them. Computers are more efficient than humans at working with massive data sets, performing complex calculations, and validating thousands of rules. Use them. The rules of the status quo are broken. Change them.

Join our mortgage revolution.

A Better opportunity

Better is looking for a Product Manager to help our team solve our users' biggest problems. All of our users have their own fascinating needs, whether they're first-time homebuyers in a competitive market, seasoned financial whizzes looking to refinance, or the investors that purchase loans on our platforms.

Our goal is to build a product that will ultimately reduce the cost of homeownership in America. To do this, we need you to wear many hats, ranging from a visionary redesigning the needlessly complex mortgage process; a data analyst uncovering how to make the most impact; to a problem solver working with highly skilled engineers and industry experts to resolve technical, operational, and marketing challenges.

Our team is still small, and you will have the opportunity to take ownership of small, medium, and large challenges, like going through bugs, triaging issues, and testing new features. We believe in building a meritocracy that rewards great work with greater responsibility, with the opportunity to make your own path within our organization.

Attributes we value

  • You have at least 1-2 years of experience bringing projects all the way from idea to implementation, through to ongoing improvement.
  • You have solid technical proficiency and are a trusted partner of engineers. Ideally, you write code yourself, but communicating about technical topics should be your forte.
  • You enjoy learning and can quickly get up to speed on any topic (most of us didn't know a thing about mortgages before we started).
  • You are adept at asking the right questions of data and finding answers yourself to help guide product decisions.
  • You have excellent communication skills and can partner with coworkers in marketing, operations, user experience, legal, and business roles.
  • Your interests and knowledge are broad. Some of the best ideas come from the intersection of disciplines, so side projects and explorations are a big plus!
  • Above all else, you are driven to improve the user experience (whether those users are within the company or end users) by listening to user feedback, performing research, and prioritizing according to long-term goals.