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Data Engineer Avant
Chicago, IL

Avant is an online platform and a provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers.

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About Avant

Job Description

Avant is a high growth financial technology company, dedicated to lowering the barriers of borrowing for all consumers. Since 2012, Avant has secured more than $4 billion in funding and connected customers to over $5 billion through 800,000 transactions and counting. Through big data and machine learning, Avant's mission is to provide better access to responsible financial products. Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg, and has raised over $600 million of equity capital. Visit, for more information.


Avant is looking for Data Services Engineers at all levels to help us build a robust and scalable data platform to support ETL, reporting, and data analysis as our business scales. We use cutting-edge technologies like Spark, NiFi, and Presto to deliver high-quality data to analysts, data scientists, and partners.

We're looking for an engineer that takes ownership in their work, has a strong focus on quality, and enjoys working in a collaborative environment.


* Build data ingestion pipelines for various data sources including Postgres, SQLServer, and REST APIs
* Participate in design and architecture planning for our infrastructure and code
* Develop features to support dynamic ETL, automated data quality validation, and data delivery
* Work with Data Management to build data pipelines in Spark
* Automate operational data tasks
* Perform periodic on-call duties


* 3+ years of data engineering or backend development experience in Python
* Experience with technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Presto, NiFi, and Luigi
* AWS experience preferred
* Data modeling experience preferred
* Scala or Java experience preferred

Why you are a fit for Avant

* You're a pragmatic engineer who will not only help execute, but also will provide a strong voice for technological direction of systems at Avant
* You have a passion for data and empowering business with it
* You are excited about evaluating and automating new technologies
* You're entrepreneurial, self-driven, and take pride in improving our user's experiences
* You have strong knowledge of Software Engineering & Data fundamentals as well as DevOps best practices
* You thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts and enjoys working with a diverse group of people with different expertise

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.

About Avant

Avant is an online platform and a provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers.

1000 employees

222 north lasalle street

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