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 Engineer, Data 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

Let’s get to business. Avant is looking for a new Software Engineer to join the team in Chicago. You will be responsible for developing internal apps and tools for our business teams. You must be a polyglot who is passionate about data and able to write code that manipulates and transforms that data into powerful tools for our business. Your day to day will include writing tools that automate business processes and interface with a wide range of data sources such as SQL, Hadoop, internal APIs, and external APIs. Projects will be fast paced and you’ll constantly be working on new things. You’ll get to work with other teams in and around the technology organization to achieve these goals. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of software development experience utilizing a version control system such as Git
  • Experience working with Stakeholders and Business teams to identify and implement solutions

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of software development experience in Python or Ruby in areas such as:
    • building ETLs and transforming data
    • creating automation tools
    • integrating with APIs
    • Hadoop, Sqoop, Pandas, Numpy, and/or Spark
    • Streaming Data Services 
  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and coding/testing best practices
  • Working Knowledge of DevOps
  • NoSQL databases
  • Experience with AWS

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

Thank you,

Jenna Spathis
Technology Services
LaSalle Network

Keywords and Related Terms: software engineer, data engineer, hadoop, sql, pig, hive, numpy, pandas, sqoop, mapr, mapreduce, big data, nosql

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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