We help people do what's best for their money so they can live better. Betterment is one of the largest independent online financial advisors. Our mission is to empower customers to make the most of their money, so they can live better.
Lead Mobile Engineer
Full Stack Engineer
Software Engineer, Backend
Lead Security Engineer
Staff Engineer, Data Engineering
Engineering Manager, Data Engineering
Sr. Product Manager, Money Movement & Insights
Engineering Manager - Site Reliability Engineering
EVERYONE DESERVES ACCESS TO WEALTH🔑
Betterment helps people achieve happiness through financial security. We are realizing this mission by building world-class financial planning and investment tools that are available to everyone, not only the ultra-wealthy.
WE VALUE LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE🌎
Our mission is to empower people to do what's best for their money, so they can live better. We believe in the importance of empowering our team to do the best work of our careers.
We built Betterment because we want to help our customers live better lives. We have the ability to help free our customers to pursue what is most meaningful to them, and to spend their time doing what makes them happy. By achieving our vision to build smarter, efficient money management for everyone, we have the opportunity to help them find something positive and intangible that can’t be bought - peace of mind.
To practice peace of mind, we have to pay just as much attention to the principles and values that we hold dear as we do to the products and services that we put forth into the world.
Our seven values are:
✨ Pursue Happiness
✨ Start with the Customer
✨ Build Relationships
✨ Beyond the Task
✨ Own it and Lead it
✨ Iterate to Breakthrough
✨ Embrace Efficiency
✨ Create Enduring Quality
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION💫
At Betterment, everyone plays a role in DEIB efforts, and contributes to ways to make sure that our workforce accurately reflects our community. We find this especially important as diverse thought helps to create products for everyone. We practice this through various avenues of work. We’ve formed a coalition (Fintech Equality Coalition) with the broader fintech community, we’re increasing our transparency with our employees and our customers, and we’re investing in resources for our employees of color. We acknowledge that these initiatives are a work in progress, but we want to share them with the Betterment community.
Equity means making sure everyone has equal opportunities to succeed for both our customers and employees alike. Last year, we started an Employee Resource and Strategy group, EFG, Engineers for Fair Growth commissioned to examine the fairness and frequency of compensation and promotion across engineering.
Fintech—and Betterment—has been heralded for providing broad and equitable access to financial services, regardless of how much money someone has. While this access is a step forward, it doesn’t directly address the wealth and financial knowledge gaps felt by many people of color—particularly members of the Black and brown community—at the hands of a system that does not treat them equally. We know we haven’t done nearly enough for our community and our employees, and we must do more.
We recognize that the fintech industry needs to improve access to jobs, career advancement, and financial services, not only for underrepresented groups, but especially for people in the Black and Brown community.
We know that there is still work to be done but one of our starting points was spinning up a Tech Hiring Task Force that has direct lines of communication with the various Employee Resource and Strategy Groups that are representative of our workforce. In addition, our team has taken steps to expand our new hire sourcing efforts and mitigate implicit bias in our interview process.
We are constantly continuing to think about ways to make our products & services more accessible. Last year, we started a Product Inclusion Working Group commissioned to ensure our product and design initiatives are inclusive and accessible to the community they intend to serve. Our focus is DEI based, and expands to DEIB to capture belonging. We are working to ensure our workforce is representative of the community, and want to take it a step further and make sure that everyone has a seat at the table.
PROVIDING A SAFE SPACE AT BETTERMENT🛡
We have established formal Employee Resource and Strategy Groups (ERSG) such as: Black at Betterment, Latinx at Betterment, Asians of Betterment, Women+ of Betterment, Women in Tech, Betterparents, and Betterpride. Representatives from these groups act as facilitators between their communities and Betterment leadership, as well as participate in our Community Council, a group that meets on a regular basis to further diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Through our partnership with Netta Jenkins, we’re investing time in evaluating and improving the structure and reach of our ERSGs. We want to create more open communication between these groups and company leaders, and ensure that these groups are represented as stakeholders in company initiatives.
PLANS OF ACTION FROM LEADERSHIP🤺
Betterment is a team that cares about your whole life, not just what you’re working on. We have an unlimited PTO policy. We trust everyone in the company to take the time they need away from work to reset. In addition, we acknowledge that certain things happen in the world that impact our abilities to bring our best selves to work. So employees are free to take mental health days at their discretion.
We recognize that the world is a scary place right now and have developed a Trauma Action Plan for responding to issues in the media that may be troubling to our workforce including a Black on-call therapist available for anyone who might need someone to talk to.
To hold us and other fintech companies accountable to making lasting change in the industry, we spearheaded the creation of the fintech coalition.
Each company that joins the coalition will publish individual plans and provide regular updates on progress toward our commitments to enhancing access to financial services, as well as job and career advancement for people in the Black and brown community. As part of the coalition, we are committed to publicly sharing our representation data on an annual basis each July.
Betterment’s hiring process allows engineers to demonstrate their technical aptitude and collaborative problem-solving ability. If invited for interviews, applicants will work alongside an interviewer for a pair programming experience. Check out our Engineering Blog for more information!
1. Application Review
2. Phone Screen
3. Technical Assessment (call or byteboard)
1. Technical interview 1
2. Technical interview 2
3. Technical interview 3
4. Hiring manager interview
1. Ask-Me-Anything session
2. Product and Design interview
3. Direct manager interview
4. Company executive interview
What Being at Betterment Means for You:
Joining Betterment means joining a community of folks passionate about change, being on a team that cares for your health and well-being, and being on a journey of non-stop growth and evolution.
You’ll join a Community:
Betterment is a place to bring your best self. We welcome families (and pets) for all our activities such as lunches, company retreats, and celebrations.
Make meaningful connections with your peers through interest groups, sports clubs, social events, meetups, and regular knowledge sharing.
You’ll stay Happy and Healthy:
Regardless of where you are, we will ensure you're well set up and cared for, through gym reimbursements, a customizable workstation, enrollment in our 401(k) service, flexible parental leave, and a whole suite of thoughtful benefits.
You’ll have unlimited paid personal and vacation days, and a team that cares about your whole life, not just what you’re working on.
You’ll Learn & Grow:
Enhance your skills and abilities through Betterment University courses and additional spending for outside learning.
Contribute to our knowledge and transparent workspace through mentoring and career coaching programs, weekly company meetings, show & tells and BetterDev.