Avant is an online lending platform that is the leading provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers in the US & UK. Avant offers unsecured personal loans ranging from $1,000-$35,000 with funding as soon as the next business day, and has served more than 500,000 customers worldwide. Avant offers its technology solutions to bank and non-bank partners via its Powered By Avant product to provide an innovative digital lending experience to their customers. Avant, founded in late 2012, has raised over $600 million of equity capital and originated over $4 billion of loans on the platform.

Senior Technical Product Manager, Back-end Services at Avant
Job Description

We only have so many hands so for this search Avant has exclusively partnered with LaSalle Network, the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has worked with more than 10,000 companies, ranging from Fortune 500s to start ups. With units specializing in accounting and finance, administrative, marketing, executive search, technology, supply chain, healthcare revenue cycle, call center, and human resources, LaSalle serves companies of all sizes and across all industries.

What Avant does

We are revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a tech company that builds advanced technology platforms and uses custom analytics to expand access to credit. Today, our platform helps underserved consumers find fair and fast installment loans. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and services that help people improve their financial lives.

We think we are great, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Avant has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg and Crain's Chicago Business. We have also been named one of Forbes America's Most Promising Companies and we’ve been featured on Forbes’ list of Next Billion Dollar Startups. Find out more at www.avant.com.

Who Avant is

We are nerds, passionate consumer advocates, hungry to make an impact, financial wizards who actually understand the fine print, and data junkies. Avant is a place where you can wear a baseball hat, a suit or both at the same time.

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

  • We value, support, and help each other grow
  • We are committed to active inclusion and diversity
  • We are transparent and believe the best idea wins
  • We succeed when our customers succeed
  • We get sh!t done… responsibly
  • And we keep it fun!

We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner.

Whoever you are, you are welcome here; come join us.

Job Description

Avant’s many financial products around the world are offered through our global platform. As a Tech Product Manager, your product will be one of Avant’s backend platforms, and your job is to make it best-in-class. You will create and execute the roadmap of your platform. This consists of working closely with cross functional teams (i.e. engineering, marketing, strategy, operations, compliance, etc) to prioritize and execute business initiatives and bug fixes, creating and monitoring platform KPIs, and working with a talented tech team to drive platform innovation.

The role is key to building a solid foundation for Avant’s long-term growth strategy.

  • Manage the entire platform lifecycle from strategy to execution
  • Create and own platform roadmap
  • Prioritize and manage the pipeline of your dedicated engineering team
  • Gather business requirements by working with cross functional teams
  • Define, monitor, and analyze platform metrics
  • Communicate platform health, progress, and vision to internal customers
  • Understand the competitive landscape within the product areas of focus

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of product management experience in tech industry
  • 5+ years working with agile software development teams
  • 3+ years managing teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Software development experience
  • Financial services and FinTech experience
  • SaaS experience
  • Familiarity with Agile software management and collaboration tools like GitHub, Pivotal
  • Tracker, HipChat, etc.

If you are interested in the Sr. Technical Product Manager position and meet the requirements, please apply today!

Thank you,

Jenna Spathis
Technology Services
LaSalle Network


Keywords and Related Terms: product manager, backend, platform, developer, develop, software, agile 

Avant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Avant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer, m/f/d/v.

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Company Reviews

"The Avant team focuses on using the latest technology and data science to deliver a better lending experience to the every day consumer. It feels good to be part of the solution."
Robert Krzyzanowski
Director of Data Engineering
at Avant
"It's great to work in an environment so full of talented, driven and fun people. Avant will help you become the best version of yourself."
Matt Gilk
Software Engineer
at Avant
"At Avant, I work alongside some of the smartest, most innovative people I know. I feel empowered to make decisions that have a real impact on our customers and our business."
Nupur Patel
Compliance Manager
at Avant
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