Avant | Technical Product Manager – Data Platforms | Chicago, IL | United States | BigDataKB.com | 17 Oct 2022

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Job Location: Chicago, IL

Technical Product Manager – Data Platforms (Remote)
Avant is dedicated to building premier digital banking solutions for the middle class through a combination of technology, analytics and superior customer service. Since 2012, Avant has connected over 1.5 million customers to over $7.5 billion in loans and 500,000 credit cards. A high growth financial technology company, 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.
Do you want to help a rapidly ascending FinTech company drive its next phase of growth? If so, Avant is looking for you. We’re building a best-in-class product organization, and there’s a lot of opportunity to grow your skills and your career here. Come join us!
Avant is looking for a Technical Product Manager (TPM) to lead our Data Platforms. Our data platform is at the heart of everything we do in order to facilitate an excellent experience for our internal as well as external customers. The Data Product Manager will partner with our data Engineering team to deliver features to achieve our key business commitments.
The TPM team’s charter is to help bring the business vision and strategy to life. As a TPM you will be focused on solutioning business needs and leading delivery with engineering. This position will report to the Group Product Manager.
What you will do at Avant:
  • Manage the data platform product intake process and work with our data architects to identify improvement opportunities to scale the data platform to easily support future product releases.
  • Understand and empathize with customers and come up with user personas to build deep understanding to represent the customer’s voice and solve for their needs throughout the product development processes.
  • Analyze customer needs and pain points, translate them into product ideas.
  • Work with business stakeholders and data engineering partners to come up with a roadmap and help prioritize the roadmap by making key tradeoff decisions.
  • Carry out impact assessment for roadmap items, flag and address any key risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Work with internal teams, including engineers, Q.A, and operations to execute on the roadmap.
  • Translate product strategy into detailed business and user requirements.
  • Actively prioritize product backlog and coordinate planning with other Product Managers to define and enhance our data platform across the application.
  • Create Epics and Stories with detailed technical requirements and clearly stage success criteria for testing and product acceptance.
  • Assess launched products and tools to measure their outcome against the planned objectives and key results.
  • Analyze metrics and data, identify trends and issues and come up with hypothesis recommendations and carry out experiments.
  • Organize training sessions with internal and external customers to educate them on how to use the product.
  • Answer questions related to the product and its capabilities.
  • Be an evangelist and subject matter expert to the community.
  • Be at the forefront of the creation and maintenance of product documentation.
Why you are a fit for Avant:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in business, computer science, data science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). MBA is a plus.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience working with technology products with at least 5 years in Product Management working in fintech or similar industry
  • Experience with Customer Information/MDM platforms and data reporting tools such as Looker
  • Demonstrated experience in defining a product strategy, creating a delivery plan, executing on that plan and learning from iterating on the plan to achieve the desired outcomes
  • High customer empathy
  • Agile development in a production environment at a startup or tech organization
  • Experience collaborating with engineers, designers and data scientists to understand the technical scope of products and features
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interface with multiple stakeholders across the organization, with an eye towards building cross-functional collaboration and support
  • You are excited about building the business of Avant as a cohesive whole, not just building features or products in isolation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, analytical skills, combined with intellectual curiosity, and a desire and ability to “get sh!t done!”
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.
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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.

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