Search Marketing 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 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. 
Do you have a passion for digital marketing? We are looking for a self-driven candidate who is excited about pushing the boundaries of our paid search campaigns through data analysis, consistent testing and creative strategic optimization and execution.

What you do at Avant:

  • Daily management of Avant’s Paid search channels across multiple product lines. Responsible for driving growth and performance metrics. 
  • Solution-focused! Maximize opportunities through tactical strategies, technologies and creative solutions to roadblocks.
  • Develop and execute an optimization strategy across campaign variables; bid pricing, ad copy, landing pages, keywords with limited handholding. 
  • Identify and launch testing initiatives across paid search channels.
  • Tell a story with data; independently analyze, isolate issues and opportunities and make recommendations. 
  • Manage external vendors; driving value and ROI. 
  • Independently recognize and drive communication across internal and external stakeholders. 

What you might own at Avant:

  • Launch a new paid search campaign for a new product
  • Test a paid social campaign for the Avant Credit Card product
  • Collaborate with the analytics function on bid optimization and execute test
  • Test different audiences to maximize funnel 
  • Collaborate with legal on targeting strategies

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of work experience in Paid Search
  • You’re data obsessed and love analyzing and solving problems at scale
  • Ability to identify trends and act accordingly
  • Expert knowledge in paid digital platforms and web analytic tools; Google Adwords, Bing, Facebook,etc.
  • Previous experience with SQL a huge plus
  • An inquisitive, logical mindset with an attention to details- they matter! 
  • Ability to break down complex issues in manageable pieces
  • Self-motivated; takes accountability and ownership of their work
  • AdWords certified
  • Proven work experience managing B2C accounts
  • Background in the financial space is a huge plus

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 succeedWe 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
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    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Located on Chicago's scenic riverwalk, we're surrounded by trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and easy access to public transportation.

An Insider's view of Avant

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is positive and encourages fun, but also strives for growth through hard work and innovation. I would also say Avant is a “come as you are” environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, which leads to diverse viewpoints and great ideas.

Liz

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Because of the nature of my role, I’m constantly collaborating and working with other teams. Program management is like being a traffic cop, at the intersections of every vertical within the business unit; I stop and start traffic, provide estimates on travel time, and route drivers down the right street if they get lost.

Molly

Customer Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The new projects we launch for our bank partners are really exciting because of all the learning opportunities they present. These projects require a substantial amount of collaboration between teams, so everyone is growing and learning from one another as we go. It's pretty awesome!

Marq

Tech Quality

What does your typical day look like?

70% of my day is working on code. 20% of my day is spent on unblocking other junior engineers or reviewing code. 10% of my day is in meetings. 100% of my day is spent having fun! =)

Hebron

Software Engineer Team Lead

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Avant Benefits Overview

We offer group Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, as access to a 401(k) plan, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited vacation time. We have a free gym on site at our Chicago office and other great perks like daily free lunch, a fully-stocked kitchen with beer on tap, casual dress code, a game room, and company happy hours.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Acme Co. provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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