Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager

Betterment is an online financial advisor built for people who refuse to settle for average investing. We’re here to disrupt finance in a big way. The people who already know how to do that don’t exist. We’re hiring for learners and adapters—people who can help us make financial services the way it ought to be.

The service is designed to help increase customers’ long-term returns and lower taxes for retirement planning, building wealth, and other financial goals. By adding transparency to the financial services industry, betterment is a force for social good.

This opportunity is on-site, in New York City..

Company Size and Health

RoboAdvising is a category of financial advising that has been exploding in popularity due to the fact that Roboadvisors are much more transparent and offer better returns. With human active managers charging exorbitant fees and incurring transaction costs, your money ends up actually growing less over time than it would with a more passive, algorithmic approach. This is the value proposition of RoboAdvisors.

Betterment is the largest RoboAdvisory firm that is independently owned. The only two RoboAdvisors larger than Betterment are subdivisions of companies that have decades worth of a head start in gathering assets under management.

Betterment has raised $275m in funding, they have 16 billion assets under management, and $30m in yearly revenue. This is not a company sitting on a foundation of fluff and dreams of changing the world, they know how to generate value.


  • Competitive benefits including medical, 401k, dental, parental leave, even gym/yoga reimbursements.
  • Team meals made by a house chef and beer on tap.
  • Unlimited paid vacation.
  • A strong sense of the importance of diversity and inclusiveness.

Open Position: Engineering Manager

Engineering Managers lead and mentor high output teams but also help craft our customer-facing applications. You'll provide hands-on leadership, shipping code alongside guiding your team through their careers. You’ll collaborate closely with product & design teams to advance the look and feel of new features/products.

We strive for fluid, delightful user experience and leverage the entire stack to realize these goals. We face scale and architecture challenges as well, but we're looking for someone interested at tackling both hard engineering problems and hard usability problems.


  • Find ways to validate decisions through experimentation and iteration
  • Create opportunities for your team to grow and excel
  • Decompose long-term projects into small, releasable achievements that provide incremental value to customers

Job Requirements

We are looking for innovators who care about crafting excellent user experiences, pragmatic programming, and lean engineering.


  • Have a real passion for software engineering and building delightful experiences
  • Have expertise in Ruby, Rails, and Javascript (or similar stacks)
  • Know when to make the trade-offs required to ship without compromising quality
  • Value agility and pragmatism in software development
  • Have a track record of leading highly productive engineering teams

Interview Process

  1. Apply via this webpage.
  2. If your experience matches our requirements, we will have a rbeif recruiter screening.
  3. Other Steps forthcoming.

Application Form

Application Form

Please send a thoughtful email, with your resume in pdf format, to