Software Engineering Manager
Avant makes premier financial solutions accessible to everyday consumers by blending cutting-edge technology, creative analytics, and superior customer service. Since 2012, we've connected over 1.5 million customers to over $7.5 billion in loans and 1 million credit cards, and we ve cultivated a work culture that we re incredibly proud of. As we ve evolved, we ve maintained our ability to be nimble, to help each other work smarter, and to keep learning and trying new things. A high growth financial technology company, Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, and Bloomberg, and we've raised over $600 million of equity capital. Visit for more information, and check out our employee blog to see what it's like to be an Avantee.
We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager to help us build our Ecosystem Platform Team. In this role, you'll focus on three things initially. First, you will drive the full time software engineer hiring plan for this team and collaborate with our contractors to satisfy the short term headcount needs. Second, you will take complete ownership of our in-house built service IVR(Interactive Voice Response), Customer information service(CIS), and CRM (Zendesk integration). Third, you will need to collaborate with other development teams for setting joint technical vision, data teams for data pipelines and infrastructure teams for various environments. You are a creative problem-solver and proactive communicator who enjoys helping others create work we can all be proud of. If that sounds like you, keep reading.
What you'll do at Avant
Setting Team vision and coming up with long term team roadmap
Focusing on team outcome and staying on top of the business priorities (IVR, CIS, CRM) and working with TPMs to project manage them including devicing risk mitigation plan
Actively participating in hiring and the growth of our team, as well as working with contractor firms to onboard contractors and filling the short term talent gap
Cultivate and maintain trust, comfort, camaraderie, and compassion amongst a diverse team of talented engineers
Coaching, counseling, grooming your team members.
Continuously improve upon your team's process and best practices ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of high-quality software, maintaining the balance between maximizing business impact and minimizing technical debt
Developing strong partnerships with product management, design and other key areas of the business as well as other engineering leaders
Actively Participating in and manage all phases of development from ideation to post-deployment issue resolution
Participating in technical design discussions and driving alignment within the team and outside of the team.
Embracing operational excellence for all web services you own with strong caring in software quality
We are looking for:
1+ years of experience as a Software Engineering Manager with a team of direct reports
7+ year(s) of hands-on software engineering experience and a solid understanding of backend systems, infrastructure, databases and large-scale data processing frameworks
B.S. degree in a computer science/engineering or related field
Familiarity with python or other programming languages such as Java. NodeJs etc.
A track record of meeting objectives using metrics and providing business value
Confidence working through ambiguity and building process around it
Ability to evaluate different design approach with proper resource allocation and leverage the right tools to effectively solve problems
Exceptional collaboration and communication skills across distributed teams
Managed in remote, multi-time-zone environments
Experience being exposed to FinTech is strongly preferred
Check out our Avant Blog!
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
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)
Fun In-Office and Virtual Social Events
And who doesn t love the swag
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $160,000.00 - $200,000.00 per year
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
Software Engineering Management: 1 year (Required)
Work Location: Remote