Senior Technical Product Manager, Backend Services

| 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
Avant’s many financial products around the world are offered through our global platform. As a Tech Product Manager, your product will be one of Avant’s backend platforms, and your job is to make it best-in-class. You will create and execute the roadmap of your platform. This consists of working closely with cross functional teams (i.e. engineering, marketing, strategy, operations, compliance, etc) to prioritize and execute business initiatives and bug fixes, creating and monitoring platform KPIs, and working with a talented tech team to drive platform innovation.

What you do at Avant:

  • Manage the entire platform lifecycle from strategy to execution
  • Create and own platform roadmap
  • Prioritize and manage the pipeline of your dedicated engineering team
  • Gather business requirements by working with cross functional teams
  • Define, monitor, and analyze platform metrics
  • Communicate platform health, progress, and vision to internal customers
  • Understand the competitive landscape within the product areas of focus

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • 5+ years of product management experience in tech industry
  • 5+ years working with agile software development teams
  • 3+ years managing teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Software development experience
  • Financial services and FinTech experience
  • SaaS experience
  • Familiarity with Agile software management and collaboration tools like GitHub, Pivotal
  • Tracker, HipChat, etc.

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

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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
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