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Project Manager, Data

| 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.

What you do at Avant:

  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables for our data products
  • Prioritize incoming business requests to ensure that the data organization is working on the most strategic and impactful projects
  • Work with bank partners to gather technical and business requirements related to data
  • Lead sprint planning and execution for all teams in the data organization
  • Ensure clear and timely communication regarding the health, progress, and vision for datasets, internal products, and partner integrations

What you might own at Avant:

  • Drive the execution of the roadmap for our Data Lake
  • Sprint planning and backlog prioritization
  • Work with the management team for a business unit to define and oversee development of a new data pipeline into the data warehouse

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • You have project management experience, especially around building big data and analytics tools
  • You have experience working with a variety of stakeholders at the senior level both internal and external
  • You have a proven track record of managing large scale projects
  • You have excellent project management skills for projects that span multiple teams
  • You’re hands on – you’re not afraid to roll your sleeves up and help debug a problem or analyze a dataset
  • You are comfortable facilitating large group discussions
  • Project management qualification (PMP) is preferred
  • JIRA proficiency is preferred

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.

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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