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What we're looking for at Avant

  • An Architect- You’re comfortable crafting robust distributed systems that achieve both short and long-term business goals.
  • An Influencer- You communicate well across the organization to help define technical strategies and design tactics to execute them. You have the ability to articulate a clear technical vision.
  • Clean, Performant Code- You’re hands-on and comfortable writing code. You keep up with best practices and have a breadth of experience with different languages and frameworks. You are passionate about code quality and automation. You're comfortable driving the implementation and adoption of new frameworks, tools and technologies.
  • Agile Best Practices-You like working in an agile development environment and enjoy pairing, test-driven development, leading demos with working code and slicing work in a way that focuses on the highest value.
  • A Mentor- You have a passion for passing on your hard-earned experience. You disseminate knowledge and strive to level up those around you.

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • You have 15+ years of Software Engineering experience and have experience in leadership roles across the full technology stack.
  • You have demonstrated organizational impact in your career by championing engineering principles like SOLID, TDD, OO design, etc.
  • You have a passion for pulling others up the ladder in their technology career and sharing best practices with more junior engineers.
  • Ability to collaborate well with the broader organization to include product, QA, senior leadership, compliance and other key stakeholders to your work.
  • Experience building robust, highly available, and scalable web services.
  • Expertise in designing and transforming architecture into a microservices driven environment
  • Experience with building and deploying services in the cloud (we’re on AWS).
  • Experience building consumer-facing products and a passion for using technology to improve the lives of our customers.
  • Ability to debug production issues across multiple web services and multiple levels of the stack.
  • Hands-on mobile development experience will be very beneficial in this role.
  • Fintech industry experience is a plus!

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Why Avant is a fit for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

Authenticity. We show up to work as our whole selves and make sure others can too.

Collaboration. We can only succeed when we do so as a team.

Problem-Solving. The harder the problem, the more satisfying the solution.

Customer. We are all owners of the customer experience.

Initiative. Plan. Adapt. Get Sh!t Done.

We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner. While we believe the perks and benefits that we offer are terrific, nothing excites us more than having the ability to collaborate with intelligent, highly-motivated and talented people on challenging problems as we work to change the face of online lending.

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What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Avant Benefits Overview

We offer group Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited vacation time. We have a free gym on site at our Chicago office and other great perks like a fully-stocked kitchen with beer on tap, casual dress code, a game room, and company happy hours.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Avant

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is positive and encourages fun, but also strives for growth through hard work and innovation. I would also say Avant is a “come as you are” environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, which leads to diverse viewpoints and great ideas.

Liz

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Because of the nature of my role, I’m constantly collaborating and working with other teams. Program management is like being a traffic cop, at the intersections of every vertical within the business unit; I stop and start traffic, provide estimates on travel time, and route drivers down the right street if they get lost.

Molly

Customer Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The new projects we launch for our bank partners are really exciting because of all the learning opportunities they present. These projects require a substantial amount of collaboration between teams, so everyone is growing and learning from one another as we go. It's pretty awesome!

Marq

Tech Quality

What does your typical day look like?

70% of my day is working on code. 20% of my day is spent on unblocking other junior engineers or reviewing code. 10% of my day is in meetings. 100% of my day is spent having fun! =)

Hebron

Software Engineer Team Lead

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