Software Engineer, Platform

| 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
Let’s get to business. Avant is looking for a new Software Engineer to join the Platform Engineering team. You will be responsible for designing large-scale systems and ensuring that they work efficiently and reliably. Your day to day will include creating and managing clusters with Docker and AWS, mitigating security risks at the system and application level and working with product teams to drive a unified API layer across their different technologies. You also will provide ideas on high-level architectural designs and turn those ideas into real and efficient implementations. You must be quality-oriented and have good teamwork skills in order to help the Platform Engineering support the larger Engineering Organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Software development experience in Python or Ruby using a major web framework such as Rails, Django, or Sinatra
  • Professional experience using and administrating systems with Docker and AWS 
  • Experience with different strategies for testing a system (acceptance, integration, unit) and with techniques like TDD
  • Basic understanding of UNIX architecture and administration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and coding/testing best practices
  • Professional experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Professional experience working at scale with significant traffic
  • Knowledge of development tool creation and application architecture design

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 Benefits
Health Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited Vacation
Vision Benefits
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