Risk Manager

| 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 Risk Manager to join the team in Chicago. The Risk Manager will play a critical role in Avant’s Risk Team. This role will be working directly on developing new fraud prevention strategies to minimize risk and optimize the customer experience for Avant’s unsecured loan product. We are looking for a hands on candidate who takes ownership and seeks opportunities.

What you will do at Avant:

  • Review strategies and models created by risk team
  • Collaborate with cross-functional departments on new initiatives and projects
  • Communicate new initiatives to key stakeholders
  • Use data to understand new ways of finding insights from limited data sets and develop recommendations

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • BA/BS Degree with specialization in Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or Economics. (Masters degree preferred)
  • 5+ years experience in a large financial services in Risk Management
  • Experience building credit policy strategies
  • The ability to apply credit and risk principles toward business objectives
  • Excellent overall business judgment and solid management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven skills to manage effectively across cross functional areas in a matrix-organization
  • Have Credit Card or Personal Loans experience 
  • Have Second Line Risk Management experience for model / policy validation
  • Have CCAR experience

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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