Mobile 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 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
We are looking for a mobile engineer to join our team that has a passion for native / react native apps. You will be working with our mobile team to build reusable functionality across native and web. Previous experience with React Native is required, and native iOS / Android experience is a plus. The existing native apps are actively being downloaded and used, so rest assured that what you build here will make a difference in the lives of our customers. We are seeking highly motivated candidates, that are self-starters, and are passionate about their craft.

What you do at Avant:

  • Work with other engineers and technical product managers to write, test, and deploy your code safely and automatically to the App Store and Google Play. We deploy once a month or so.
  • We work mostly in Java for Android and Swift for iOS but we are actively exploring Re-act Native for our new initiatives.
  • Be a part of a strong culture of ownership, pragmatism, and testing
  • Contribute to tooling as well as our technology architecture and direction
  • 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

What you might own at Avant:

  • Expand our unsecured installment loan product and launch a new credit card product
  • Improve the customer experience and automation on our mobile apps
  • Building and maintaining a mobile SDK for our powered by Avant partners

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • You’re a pragmatic generalist programmer who will not only help execute, but also will provide a strong voice for technological direction of systems at Avant
  • You are excited about refactoring and system design as we explore a native / react na-tive architecture
  • You’re entrepreneurial, self-driven, and takes pride in improving our customers’ experi-ences
  • 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 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.

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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.

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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