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Fraud Operations Coordinator

| 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
Avant is looking for a new member of its Fraud Operations team in Chicago. This role is focused on minimizing Avant’s fraud exposure by reviewing high-risk credit applications and serving as the lead investigation team at the company. You’ll work closely with Avant Fraud Systems and Analytics teams to influence fraud prevention policy and techniques to combat a consistently-changing fraud landscape. We are looking for a hands-on candidate who takes ownership and seeks opportunities. Prior fraud operations and/or analytics experience is not required. 

What you do at Avant:

  • Perform live review of high-risk credit applications to identify fraudulent activity and prevent it from entering Avant’s portfolio.
  • Perform in-depth investigations into Avant’s customer base to identify and flag emerging risk which could indicate a coordinated fraud attack and recommend remediation.
  • In conjunction with Avant’s Fraud Analytics and Systems teams, develop and implement fraud prevention rules and policies.
  • Interact with identity theft claimants and law enforcement professionals to close account-level fraud investigations
  • Collaborate with cross-functional business partners on new initiatives, project requests, prioritization and delivery

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • BA/BS degree
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent ability to analyze and interpret data and policy. Experience with Excel, SQL, and business writing is preferred.
  • Self-confidence, good judgment and the ability to make sound decisions
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills with key attention to detail
  • High level of inquisitiveness, initiative and critical thinking 
  • Must be able to interface effectively with other departments and team members

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.

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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