Data Services Manager

| 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 to 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
Avant is looking for a Data Services Manager to scale our big data infrastructure. The organization relies on our enterprise Data Lake to report performance to investors, make staffing decisions, and build credit and marketing models to drive the growth of our business.
This is a high impact position where you’ll work with teams in our Data organization and senior management across the business to define requirements, management across the business to define requirements, manage priorities, and drive projects to completion.

What you do at Avant

  • Proactively drive the vision for our enterprise Data Lake across various business functions and partners. Define and execute on a plan to achieve that vision
  • Define the processes needed to achieve operational excellence in all areas, including project management and system reliability
  • Lead the engineering team by providing mentorship, technical review, and guidance
  • Stay informed about new technologies and trends in the data space
  • Manage SLAs for data ingestion and ETL jobs

Why you are a fit at Avant

  • 4+ years of relevant engineering work and 2+ year of technical management experience
  • Experience with Big Data ecosystem, including Hadoop, Spark, Hive, and Presto
  • Experience deploying a robust distributed application
  • Experience with AWS ecosystem
  • Python experience

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.
222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

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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