Avant
Avant is building the premier digital bank for the middle class.
Chicago, IL

IT Systems Engineer at Avant

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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 1.5 million customers to over $7.5 billion in loans and 800,000 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.

Challenges You Will Solve:
As our Systems Engineer you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the core systems that enable Avant employees to make their greatest impact. With your solid understanding of systems, patience, willingness to learn and resourcefulness, you will build elegant, intuitive solutions that allow Avant to continue to grow, move fast and be a strong security ally to our customers.

What You’ll Do:
- Manage the configuration of internal core services (AD, SaaS, MDM resources, etc), from definition to deployment, identifying and eliminating inefficiencies while proposing improvements that improve the overall employee experience
- Design and implement technical solutions for new business needs and challenges
- Understand and help refine Service Level Objectives and Service Level Indicators associated with these systems
- Respond to and resolve issues reported by employees by debugging, performing root cause analysis, and working closely with internal and external support teams
- Monitor the performance of the fleet, interfacing with operational teams to guide targeted improvements to observability, and striving to minimize operational incidents

What You’ll Bring:
- Experience as a System Engineer, specifically within SaaS/Azure environments
- Demonstrated success troubleshooting and correcting operational issues related to to Active Directory design and configuration experience
- Demonstrated success overseeing a growing number of disparate SaaS systems with complex integrations and automations
- Demonstrated success overseeing all aspects of Single Sign-On (SSO) implementation across user endpoints, SaaS, and pet servers (SSH)
- A demonstrated ability to design, implement and support complex networking (routing, ACL) of services serving a distributed workforce
- A demonstrated ability to use one or more of the following languages: Ruby, Python, Bash
- A strong urge to collaborate across internal teams and with our customers and partners
- Oversee and guide the implementation of products and services required to maintain compliance with existing, new or changing regulations and audit recommendations
- A high degree of empathy for the customer, and feel the only measure of success is how well our products fulfill customer needs
- A positive attitude and default to action. If you see something that may negatively impact the customer experience, you dive right in, isolate the issue, and ensure we do whatever it takes to eliminate it
- Excellent communication skills, able to describe complex technical issues in a concise and user-friendly manner


Nice To Have:
-Experience with Tanium or equivalent device management platform
- Experience with Jamf and endpoint management
- Experience with Azure Active Directory and InTune

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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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Where we are

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

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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
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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
Adoption Assistance
Avant's adoption assistance plan provides reimbursement of adoption-related expenses for up to $5,000 per adoption, for up to two adoptions.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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

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