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Avant

Software Engineer, IVR (JAVA) 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 www.avant.com, for more information.

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. Thanks to the help of our engineering team, a bank partner can onboard and start lending to their customers in as little as days.

Do you want to enable software to talk like a pirate? We are seeking a Software Engineer to work alongside our Lending as a Platform team who is excited to build interactive voice response phone system technologies that bring audio-based presentations to user experiences.

What you do at Avant

* Work with other engineers and technical product managers to write, test, and deploy your code safely and automatically to production. We deploy once a month or so.
* Code mostly in Java using the Cisco Call Studio IDE
* Be a part of a strong culture of ownership, pragmatism, and testing
* Contribute to tooling as well as our technology architecture and direction
* We have a culture that treats engineers as both teachers and students, and encourage this by presenting weekly Lunch and Learns, hosting hackathons, and attending conferences
* Contribute to open-source initiatives

What you might own at Avant

* Expand technologies that enable phone systems to interact with modern, cloud-based services
* Improve automation for test & deploy capabilities that interact with phone system components
* Build technologies enabling improved phone-based self-service customer experiences

Why you are a fit for Avant

* You're a pragmatic generalist programmer who will not only help execute, but also will provide a strong voice for technological direction of systems at Avant
* You are excited about refactoring and system design as we migrate to a service-based architecture and prepare for scaling and increasing data flow
* You're entrepreneurial, self-driven, and takes pride in improving our customers' experiences
* You have strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and coding/testing 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
* You like communicating directly with business units from all over the company to ensure you understand and can best handle the pain points and the wide range of stakeholders needs

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.

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222 N LaSalle St #1700

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