SEO Associate

| 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
We are looking for a data driven SEO master who can drive our SEO strategy and improve our organic traffic by identifying key trends, implementing best practices, and delivering regular performance reporting.

What you do at Avant

  • Responsible for all things related to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) spanning the technical site structure side to working with our design team on content creation. 
  • SEO audits to identify technical issues, keyword research and mapping, metadata development, campaign development, optimization, and performance analysis.
  • Retain your title as SEO guru by keeping up to date with SEO trends, search engine and internet marketing industry trends and developments.
  • Create proactive and actionable reporting tools to identify further optimizations.
  • Provide recommendations and execute strategies for content development in coordination with SEO goals – general and keyword specific.
  • Responsible for increasing CTR (click through rate) on SEO pages, through ongoing A/B tests.
  • Play nice with others - ie. partner with various internal teams (Design, Legal + Tech teams) to roll out regular A/B test

What you might own at Avant

  • Reviewing and managing all page tagging
  • Develop content for new digital properties as assigned, including but not limited to web copy and blog posts.
  • Assist in social media content ideation + creation 
  • Subject matter expert of our content management system
  • Backlink management + outreach
  • Maintaining a strong relationship and driving results with digital agency partners

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 3-5 years experience managing organic search programs
  • Have a proven track-record of delivering qualified traffic and results
  • Experience with Google Analytics, Google AdWords and Google Webmaster Tools
  • HTML/CSS coding and content management system experience strongly encouraged
  • Basic understanding of SQL, advanced knowledge is a plus!
  • Technical-minded and have the excellent analytical and marketing skills needed to transform a company's online presence
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to collaborate with people at all levels of the organization
  • Naturally detail-oriented; you make sure that all i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed
  • A self motivated individual; takes accountability and ownership of their work
  • Is invigorated by an opportunity to improve a channel that is fully un-optimized
  • Familiarity with personal finance topics and strong interest and passion for the “fintech” industry

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.
222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60601

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
Daily Meals Provided
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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