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 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.

What you do at Avant:

  • Define project scope, goals, and deliverables for our data platform
  • Prioritize technical platform improvements and new initiatives to ensure that the data organization is working on the most strategic and impactful projects
  • Lead sprint planning and execution for the Data Engineering team
  • Ensure clear and timely communication regarding the health and progress of projects

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 of 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 technical project management experience, especially around building big data and analytics tools
  • You have experience working with a variety of stakeholders at the senior level
  • 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 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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Location

Located on Chicago's scenic Riverwalk. It’s home to nearby trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and 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

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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