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Senior Data Engineering Manager 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.

Job Description

Avant is looking for a Senior Data Engineering Manager to scale our big data infrastructure. Avant relies on our enterprise Data Lake to report performance to investors, make staffing decisions, and build credit and marketing models to drive the growth of our business.

This is a high impact position where you'll work across Tech and with senior management to define requirements, manage priorities, and drive projects to completion. We're looking for an engineering manager who fosters a collaborative work environment, has a strong focus on quality, and sets their team up for success.

What you do at Avant:

* Proactively drive the technical vision for our enterprise Data Lake
* Lead the engineering team in deploying infrastructure and developing software through pair programming, code review, and architecture guidance
* Manage the performance of the team, including 1:1s, performance reviews, goal setting, and professional development
* Provide guidance to other teams on business and technical data projects
* Collaborate with DevOps, Production Engineering, and SRE to achieve operational excellence in system reliability, quality, and delivery
* Stay informed about new technologies and trends in the data space

Why you are a fit for Avant:

* 6+ years of relevant engineering experience
* 2+ year of technical management experience
* Experience with technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Presto, NiFi, and Luigi
* Experience with the AWS ecosystem
* Experience with Python
* Data modeling experience preferred
* Scala or Java experience 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.

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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