Senior Database Administrator

Chicago
Technology – Technology Operations
Full-Time

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
Let’s get to business. Avant is looking for a new DBA to join the Technology Team. You'll work directly with the Dev Ops team and be responsible for assisting in scaling the existing database infrastructure as well as designing and developing databases for future products. Tasks will range from defining database standards; designing database schemas; monitoring and optimizing operational databases and data warehouses; ensuring peak performance of database systems. We are looking for pragmatic database administrators who can not only help us execute in scaling our systems, but also have a real say in the technological direction.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Entrepreneurial and self-driven
    • Thrives in unstructured environments
    • 5+ years of database administration experience, including at least 1 year of PostgreSQL experience
    • Expert at query database schema design, database tuning, query optimization, and stored procedure development
    • Experience with deploying databases in cloud environments, such as AWS
    • Knowledge of replication, partitioning, sharding, and techniques for high availability
    • Experience recommending and implementing architecture changes leading to measurable improvement

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.