#1 of 2Avant (fmrly DebtEye YC S2011) | Los Angeles, Chicago | Backend, Frontend, Mobile, Analytics/Machine Learning | Full-Time
Ruby, R, Python, Redshift, Postgres, Scala
Avant Credit Corp ('Avant') is a fast-growing startup that offers tremendous advancement opportunities to its employees. Since its launch in December 2012, Avant, a consumer finance company, has changed the way customers borrow money -- providing them with a new and unique online experience. Avant uses state-of-the-art analytics methods in order to offer its lowest possible interest rates to the widest range of customers. Since inception, Avant has secured over $300 million in equity financing and over $700 million in debt financing to continue to grow at an exponential pace. Previously, Avant's founders created the leading international online short-term lender currently employing over 1,000 individuals and generating over $700 million in annual revenue. Avant’s founders have also launched an innovative real estate investment trust that provides affordable housing options in Chicago, Indianapolis and Baltimore with over 10,000 apartments owned and managed.
Please apply at https://www.avant.com/jobs
#2 of 2Baltimore, Maryland, USA | We're hiring for an interactive designer position in an established daily newsroom. You almost certainly must have at least two years of LAMP stack development experience AND a journalism degree to be considered for this role. We are only likely to consider exceptions if you have at least 3 years of experience coding news-focused LAMP applications in a newsroom setting -- all others will almost certainly be discarded.
Our development projects regularly take on topics like police brutality, government corruption and corporate mismanagement, meaning that the candidate we hire will care as much about security of our apps and the integrity of our journalism as the visual niceties of the code.
That means pushing back robustly if someone wanders in from outside the newsroom with a request to "make some advertorial content look better." This is a newsroom job, and we will expect you to help enforce the distinction between editorial and advertising content.
It also might mean coaching reporters on topics like PGP or databases occasionally when they ask, or sending them along to someone who knows the answer if there's not a ready solution at hand. Don't worry -- our team has at least three other coders (or more, depending on your criteria) who will support you on a lot of this stuff. These questions can be a lot of fun, though, since they usually mean there's a great investigative story of some sort in the works.
Repeating: You almost certainly must have at least two years of LAMP stack development experience AND a journalism degree to be considered for this role. We are only likely to consider exceptions if you have at least 3 years of experience coding news-focused LAMP applications in a newsroom setting -- all others will almost certainly be discarded.
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