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Product Analyst (Forecasting Modeling & Marketing Analytics)

| 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
The Product Analytics team is helping revolutionize access to credit by applying data-driven analysis and innovative modeling approaches to our product, marketing, and overall business strategy.
As a part of the team, you will leverage our large structured and unstructured datasets to help better understand our customers, products, and business strategy. Your projects could range from forecasting the impact of strategic initiatives, to applying machine learning models to optimize our marketing performance.
We are looking for someone with the desire to drive major initiatives using product, customer, and marketing analytics to shape and advance their proposals. This person should have the desire to go beyond the analysis to realize their strategic plans, and to manage business initiatives from conception to implementation and monitoring.

What you do at Avant

  • Work with a team that owns business strategy across financial products and marketing
  • Analyze structured and unstructured data sets to help better understand our customers
  • Build forecasting models, analyze opportunity sizing, and work with key business stakeholders, including C-level Executives to drive strategic planning
  • Collaborate with other teams including Risk, Marketing, and Engineering, on strategic initiatives that cross business units

Why you are a fit for Avant

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field that requires quantitative analysis
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python or R
  • Proficiency with Excel or a similar analytical tool (exposure to Tableau, Looker, PowerBI, or similar tools is a plus)
  • A quantitative and analytical orientation to decision making
  • Ability and interest in developing familiarity in new software languages and analytical tools, where applicable
  • Experience with product/marketing analytics or financial services / risk management
  • High level of inquisitiveness, initiative, and critical thinking
  • Proven ability to solve challenging problems while meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic environment

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 succeed
We 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
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • 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!
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Group brainstorming sessions
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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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