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Data Services Engineer

| Chicago
Avant is revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people. At our core, we are a technology company that builds advanced platforms and uses custom analytics. Today, we help underserved consumers, the majority of whom get fast funding on our online platform without having to talk anyone. Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and bank partnerships that improve people’s financial lives.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Are you passionate about managing data at scale? Do you want to help build out a robust and scalable data lake? Join us as a Data Services Architect to contribute to Lending as a Platform and help us push data and credit to the next level.

What you do at Avant:

  • Deploy cutting edge technology (Qubole, Spark, Nifi, Presto) to solve large scale data processing problems
  • Build production grade, custom pipelines to ingest and process large datasets
  • Enable a data-driven culture by building tools that allow other teams to access data and perform computation on the Data Lake
  • Contribute to a collaborative environment where we encourage teaching other members of the team and other teams across the company about data and technology

What you might own at Avant

  • Onboard several bank partners onto our white label lending platform by building out secure data environments and interfacing with external systems
  • Expand the capabilities of our Data Lake by exploring new tools
  • Power our reporting, data governance and BI infrastructure
  • Create workflows and the backend that powers internal service tools and provide external visibility to our partners
  • Improve the customer experience and availability of our data for business users.

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • You have 2+ year experience on a production big data deployment (Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Nifi, etc)
  • You’ve worked on production systems written in Python, especially using dependency management frameworks like Luigi
  • You’ve written and optimized large Hive, Impala, or Presto queries
  • You have experience working on a major cloud platform (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
  • You have strong knowledge of Software Engineering & Data fundamentals as well as DevOps best practices
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts and enjoys working with a diverse group of people with different expertise

Why Avant is a fit for you: At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:We value, support, and help each other growWe are committed to active inclusion and diversityWe are transparent and believe the best idea winsWe succeed when our customers succeedWe get sh!t done… responsiblyAnd 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Chicago's scenic Riverwalk. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and public transportation.

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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