Data Associate

| Chicago
Avant is dedicated to building premier digital banking solutions for the middle class through a combination of technology, analytics and superior customer service. Since 2012, Avant has connected over one million customers to $6.5 billion in loans and to 200,000 credit cards. A high growth financial technology company, Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg, and has raised over $600 million of equity capital. Visit www.avant.com for more information.

Avant is looking for a Risk Associate to join the Operational Risk team in Chicago.

This person will be responsible for assisting the Head of Operational Risk with identifying automation opportunities and executing the build-out of an effective control framework across the enterprise.

A successful Risk Associate will develop a thorough understanding of our numerous data sources, analyze data to perform Risk modeling and scenario analysis, and support enterprise efforts to build automated queries for monitoring controls.

We are looking for someone with strong technical, analytical, and organizational capabilities who is just as comfortable exploring data sets in SQL and Python as they are interacting with business leaders to define key metrics.

What you do at Avant

  • Function as a senior team member on the Operational Risk team by supporting Avant’s development of an enterprise Risk Management framework, identifying automation opportunities, and driving the development of automated monitoring controls
  • Improve Avant’s risk management capabilities by developing sophisticated reporting dashboards, algorithms, and analyses that breathe more intelligence into identifying emerging risks and material enterprise-wide risk issues
  • Mine data from company databases, perform statistical analyses, and work with business stakeholders throughout the company to create and document Key Risk Indicators (KRI’s) and provide insights to business leaders
  • Identify issues, diagnose root causes, and solve problems through independent thinking and collaborating with business stakeholders
  • Develop close partnerships across lines of business and provide value-added collaboration with team leaders to ensure that key risks are properly identified, managed and mitigated

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field such as computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, or other quantitative field
  • 5+ years of work experience in Data Management, Data Science, Data Analysis, or a Technical Project Management capacity
  • Professional experience with relational databases such as Oracle, PostgresSQL, SQL Server 3+ years of experience in querying and analyzing large datasets on a regular basis
  • Strong project management skills, ability to work in a team environment, and capable of independently managing multiple, conflicting priorities and delivering a quality result within tight deadlines
  • Expertise in programming using, Python, R, and/or C++ for conducting research and automation
  • Exposure and knowledge of risk management concepts and practices (Risk Identification, Controls, KRI’s, Risk Modeling) is preferred

Why Avant is a fit for you:

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. 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.

Avant is an equal opportunity employer and individuals seeking employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), age, disability or genetic information or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

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Location

Located on Chicago's scenic riverwalk, we're surrounded by trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and easy access to public transportation.

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

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
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications
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