DevOps 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.

What you do at Avant:

  • Avant is building an infrastructure platform and set of tools that enable creating, managing and delivering computing resources to the entire organization. 
  • All our infrastructure is in code and we believe in creating and/or using systems to enable autonomy and self-service for our engineering teams. 
  • We have recently completed migrating all of our applications to Docker/ECS and is starting on the next phase to build out orchestration on Kubernetes. 
  • You will play a key role in architecting, building and assessing/implementing production grade, best in class solutions. 
  • DevOps at Avant means using engineering approaches to running better production systems. 
  • We value constant self-improvement, honest feedback, clear communication and empathy for the users of our services.

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • Self-driven and thrives in unstructured environments.
  • 2+ years’ experience with a major orchestration technology (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, etc.)
  • Extensive Unix/Linux experience.
  • Experience supporting production web applications.
  • Knowledgeable with N-Tier cluster technologies (nginx, apache, haproxy, memcache, redis.)
  • Experience preparing for regulatory audits preferred (PCI, SOX, etc.)
  • Knowledge of development tool creation and application architecture design.
  • Worked with service based architectures in applications, preferably with experience migrating from a monolithic application to service based architecture.

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
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    • ReactLibraries
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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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