Machine Learning 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
At the heart of Avant’s online platform is a suite of software tools developed by the Machine Learning Engineering team. These tools empower Avant’s Data Scientists to build machine learning models consistently and efficiently. We are looking for Machine Learning Engineers to develop and maintain these powerful data science tools and infrastructure.
Are you passionate about process improvement and automation? Are you excited about applications of machine learning techniques? Join us as a Machine Learning Engineer and contribute to the tools used by our Data Scientists to develop the models that lie at the heart of our decision-making processes!

What you do at Avant:

  • Develop, test, and document features in the software that powers data science work at Avant
  • Review code and provide feedback to data scientists and data engineers
  • Provide technical support for data scientists and other users of the platform, resolving and documenting issues
  • Act as a liaison between the Data Science team and technical teams that own our data warehouses and production systems
  • Be a part of a strong culture of ownership, pragmatism, and testing
  • Contribute to tooling as well as our technology architecture and direction

What you might own at Avant:

  • A software platform used by the Data Science team to develop machine learning models
  • Interfaces between the software platform and our data warehouses and production systems
  • Workflows that compute and deliver model predictions to internal stakeholders for decision-making and later analysis

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, or other quantitative field
  • You are comfortable collaborating with both technical and non-technical colleagues
  • You have experience using at least one of R and Python, and have the ability and desire to become an excellent software developer in both languages
  • You have experience using relational databases such as Oracle, PostgresSQL, SQL Server, Hive QL
  • You understand the paradigms of object-oriented programming and functional programming, and how to use them to write production-quality code
  • You are familiar with machine learning theories and practices

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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    • 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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