Full-Stack Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Avant is seeking a driven Full-Stack Software Engineer to help us build the future of consumer lending. We provide personal loans and credit cards to millions of customers across the US, empowering them to take control of their financial futures. If you're passionate about leveraging technology to drive innovation and make a real impact on people's lives, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

What you do

  • Architect, design, and develop scalable and robust full-stack solutions using modern technologies and frameworks

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and deliver innovative features that enhance our customer experience

  • Leverage data to make smart engineering decisions

  • Apply your expertise to optimize the performance and maintainability of our systems

  • Mentor and guide junior engineers and promote engineering best practices

Why you're a fit

  • 5+ years of experience as a Full-Stack Engineer with a strong track record of delivering high-quality software solutions

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field

  • Passion for writing high-quality, maintainable, and well-tested code

  • Solid experience with back-end development using languages like Python, Ruby, Java, or .NET

  • Proficient with front-end technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and one or more frameworks (React, Angular, Vue)

  • Strong understanding of database systems, both relational (e.g., PostgreSQL) and NoSQL (e.g., MongoDB, Cassandra)

  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure, and containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to complex challenges

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodologies and experience working in collaborative, fast-paced environments

Why Join Avant?

  • Dynamic, fast-paced FinTech where your contributions directly influence the company's success and growth

  • Collaborative culture that values continuous learning, professional development, and offers career advancement opportunities

  • Competitive compensation with equity and comprehensive benefits

  • Beautiful office in the heart of Chicago

  • Flexible PTO and work from home options

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We believe that a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences helps us create the most innovative solutions for our customers. We invite you to apply to our positions even if you do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the description. If you’re passionate about our mission and aligned to our values, we hope you’ll come contribute to our awesome culture.

Why Avant is the place for you:

At Avant, we believe our values make a difference:

Authenticity. We show up to work as our whole selves and make sure others can too.

Collaboration. We can only succeed when we do so as a team.

Problem-Solving. The harder the problem, the more satisfying the solution.

Customer. We are all owners of the customer experience.

Initiative. Plan. Adapt. Get Sh!t Done.

We believe that great ideas come from anyone and anywhere, that everyone is an owner who drives change, and that we have more fun when we work together. We're problem solvers who love collaborating with intelligent and highly-motivated people to reshape the face of digital banking. Avant offers terrific perks and benefits, fun social events with employees who actually like hanging out together, and a flexible growth environment where trying your hand at new projects and being the active owner of your career path is encouraged and supported.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Choice of great Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan options

  • 401(k) Match

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • Flexible Work Environment

  • Generous Paid Parental Leave

  • Lunch Allowance (Fooda) and In-office Snacks

  • WFH Stipends for our Remote Employees

  • Access to LinkedIn Learning for Professional Development

  • No Meeting Wednesdays - (a.k.a. planned time to Get Sh!t Done)

  • Summer Fridays

  • Fun In-Office and Virtual Social Events

  • And who doesn’t love the swag

This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you’re fully vaccinated upon your start date or before working in or visiting our Chicago office. You’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination. Subject to applicable law and requests for accommodation.