Engineering 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 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:

  • Lead an engineering team and provide mentorships, reviews and technical guidance
  • Work with other engineers and technical product managers to write, test, and deploy your code safely and automatically to production. We deploy multiple times a day.
  • We work mostly in Ruby and Javascript (Typescript, React, and GraphQL) along with some Python, R, and Elixir but many employees come from other areas. We want strong programmers and our interview process is unbiased and language agnostic.
  • Be a part of a strong culture of ownership, pragmatism, and testing
  • We have a culture that treats engineers as both teachers and students, and encourage this by presenting weekly Lunch and Learns, hosting hackathons, and attending conferences
  • Contribute to open-source initiatives

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • 4+ years of relevant engineering work experience and 2+ hands-on technical management experience
  • You’re a pragmatic generalist programmer who will provide a strong voice for technological direction of systems at Avant
  • You are excited about refactoring and system design as we migrate to a service-based architecture and prepare for scaling and increasing data flow
  • You’re entrepreneurial, self-driven, and takes pride in improving our customers’ experiences
  • You have strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and coding/testing 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
  • You like communicating directly with business units from all over the company to ensure you understand and can best handle the pain points and the wide range of stakeholders needs

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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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

Perks of working here

401(K)
Dental
Health Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited PTO
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