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User Interface Developer (HTML/CSS Specialist)

| 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
Do you want to build elegant user interfaces for Avant’s Lending as a Platform initiative? We are seeking an experienced User Interface Developer to work alongside our team of software engineers, designers, and user experience architects who is excited to build responsive web experiences focusing on cutting-edge presentation-layer technologies and methodologies.
As a User Interface Developer at Avant you will collaborate closely with our in-house Design and Engineering teams to facilitate the handoff between visual design and implementation. In addition to that, you will be challenged with helping drive the creation of web applications and solving interesting problems regarding accessibility, browser compatibility, standards compliance, and responsive design. The ideal candidate is one who lives and breathes HTML & CSS, and continuously seeks to sharpen those skills, stays up to date with modern CSS techniques and emerging web standards, and strives to achieve clean, semantic, accessible markup.

What you do at Avant:

  • Own the HTML & CSS development of modern web applications, operating between Design and Engineering teams.
  • Assist in scoping, estimating, and planning for projects, in collaboration with the team lead.
  • Participate in work review, pairing, or other forms of knowledge sharing.

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • Proficiency in HTML5 and CSS3
  • Understanding of industry best practices
  • Understanding of BEM methodology
  • Comfortable developing outside of any CSS frameworks (no Bootstrap, Foundation, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of Styled Components in React
  • Familiarity with Atomic Design Methodology
  • Familiarity with a11y practices
  • Experience with Sketch and Git
  • Prior client services, consulting, or freelancing experience
  • Experience working in a remote team

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
    • 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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