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.

Software Architect 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, data junkies, and a place where you can wear a baseball hat, a suit or both at the same time.

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

Cool office and amazing benefits? Yeah… we have those - just ask us.

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

Job Description

Avant is looking for a new Software Architect to join the Product Development team in Chicago. You will be responsible for building features as part of our pre-issuance team or post-issuance team. As a member of the pre-issuance team, you will be responsible for writing the software that powers our credit decisioning, credit pricing, fraud prevention, customer verification, and credit reports. As a member of the post-issuance team, you will be responsible for our accounting system, communicating with banks and credit card gateways, and enabling scale on our marketplace platform. You must be a pragmatic generalist programmer who will not only help execute, but also one that will provide a strong voice for technological direction of backend systems at Avant.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of software development experience in Ruby, Python, or another language using a major web framework such as Rails, Django, or Sinatra
  • 3+ years of experience using relational databases such as PostgreSQL

Preferred Requirements

  • Professional experience working with service based architectures in backend applications
  • Professional experience migrating from a monolithic application to service based architecture
  • Professional experience working at scale with significant data flow
  • Knowledge of development tool creation and application architecture design
  • Entrepreneurial and self-driven
  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and coding/testing best practices

If you are interested in the Software Architect position and meet the requirements, please apply today!

Thank you,

Jenna Spathis
Technology Services
LaSalle Network


Keywords and Related Terms: ruby , rails , Django , python , postgresql , Postgres , soa , service oriented , microservices , sinatra , java , web development , back end , backend , back-end

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.

lasalletsresumes@lasallenetwork.com

#LI-POST-43,6;it;F;60601
 

Apply Now

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
Find more startup and tech jobs in Chicago

Oh no!

You're fresh out of job post slots.

Upgrade your planmanage current jobs

Create an account

Let startups find you

Create a profile and upload your resume today.

Saved Jobs
Job Saved
Find your saved jobs by scrolling over this star

Oh no!

You're fresh out of job post slots.