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Product Analyst

Chicago, IL, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Junior
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.

Job Description

Avant is looking for a new Product Analyst to join the team in Chicago.  We are revolutionizing access to credit by innovative mathematical models, and we bring that data-driven analytics approach to the entire customer experience.  As part of our Product team, you will leverage our fast growing structured and unstructured dataset to better understand our customers. Your projects could range from improving the customer experience on our web and mobile applications to designing and implementing new underwriting rules.

What you will do at Avant:

  • Make the right data available – review our current customer and credit data, and find useful and interesting ways to aggregate and integrate with other sources
  • Decide what/how to measure – use the data to develop KPIs and determine how to visualize and monitor in an automated fashion
  • Drive change through analysis – tackle tough questions from business and technical teams and summarize your findings in a clear and actionable fashion for key stakeholders, including C-level executives
  • Collaborate with other business units – including Engineering, Risk, Marketing, and Business Development – on new initiatives, project requests, prioritization and delivery

Why you are a fit for Avant:

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field like mathematics, statistics, engineering, or computer science, or relevant experience with data analysis
  • Proficiency with Excel or a similar analytical tool
  • A quantitative and analytics orientation to decision making
  • Ability and interest in developing familiarity in new software languages and analytical tools, where applicable
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python and/or R
  • Experience with web/mobile product analytics or financial services / risk management
  • High level of inquisitiveness, initiative, and critical thinking
  • Proven ability to solve challenging problems while meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic environment
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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