Avant is an online lending platform that is the leading provider of credit alternatives to middle income consumers in the US & UK. Avant offers unsecured personal loans ranging from $1,000-$35,000 with funding as soon as the next business day, and has served more than 500,000 customers worldwide. Avant offers its technology solutions to bank and non-bank partners via its Powered By Avant product to provide an innovative digital lending experience to their customers. Avant, founded in late 2012, has raised over $600 million of equity capital and originated over $4 billion of loans on the platform.

Information Security Engineer at Avant
Job Description

We only have so many hands so for this search, Avant has exclusively partnered with LaSalle Network, the leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has worked with more than 10,000 companies, ranging from Fortune 500s to start ups. With units specializing in accounting and finance, administrative, marketing, executive search, technology, supply chain, healthcare revenue cycle, call center, and human resources, LaSalle serves companies of all sizes and across all industries.

What we do

We are revolutionizing the world of lending by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for everyday people.  At our core, we are a tech company that builds advanced technology platforms and uses custom analytics to expand access to credit.  Today, our platform helps underserved consumers find fair and fast installment loans.  Tomorrow we plan to use our world class technology and underwriting capabilities to launch new products and services that help people improve their financial lives.

We think we are great, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Avant has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune, Bloomberg and Crain's Chicago Business. We have also been named one of Forbes America's Most Promising Companies and we’ve been featured on Forbes’ list of Next Billion Dollar Startups. Find out more at www.avant.com.

Who we are

We are nerds, passionate consumer advocates, hungry to make an impact, financial wizards who actually understand the fine print, data junkies, and a place where you can wear a baseball hat, a suit or both at the same time.

We believe that ideas are more important than titles, everything is more fun together, everyone drives change, and everyone is an owner.

Cool office and amazing benefits? Yeah… we have those - just ask us.

Whoever you are, you are welcome here; come join us.

Job Description

Let’s get to business. Avant is looking for a new Information Security Engineer to join the team in Chicago.

The Information Security Engineer will work at the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer and closely with other team members in the Information Security department. The Information Security Engineer will execute on strategic security projects including MFA, log monitoring and analysis, incident response, vulnerability and patch management, and threat intelligence. This role will also develop and mature related standards and processes, and ensure effective implementation. Other responsibilities for the Information Security Engineer include driving requirements for security monitoring and analytics capabilities and continuously assessing the effectiveness of existing technologies.

Job Duties Include:
-Work with IT to implement and design policies for FW, IDS, IPS, NAC, Encryption, Authentication methods and a wide variety of other security products/appliances.
-Analyze escalated, complex cases involving a pattern of security events
-Create, automate and improve documentation and workflow processes
-Perform and manage vulnerability scans and penetration tests
-Provide system stakeholders with vulnerability notices, remediation and best practices
-Sandboxing and testing of potential malware in controlled environments

Minimum Requirements:
-3+ Years of experience in an IT Security-focused role
-Knowledge of IR concepts and best practices, including forensics and chain-of-custody
-Broad understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, and other foundational topics
-Authoritative understanding of malware detection, analysis, and evasion techniques
-Extensive knowledge of the threat landscape and the ability to adapt practices to evolving circumstances
-PCI DSS and similar compliance experience
-Log collection and analysis experience, preferred SumoLogic, Splunk
-Endpoint security concepts and products
-Ability to be productive and maintain focus without direct supervision
-Understands IR in the context of risk management and organizational priorities
-Passionate in the practice and pursuit of IR excellence

Desired Competencies:
-Current exploit and remediation techniques
-Automation experience, scripting language such as Python, Ruby
-Firewall and content filter policy design - Palo Alto preferred
-Coud-based environments such as AWS 
-Digital investigation tool experience such as FTK, Encase etc.
-Corporate educational experience such as infosec bulletins, PhishMe campaigns etc.

If you are interested in the Information Security Engineer position and meet the requirements, please apply today!

Thank you,

Brandon Parezo
Technology Services

LaSalle Network

Keywords and Related Terms: siem , firewalls , incident response , threat intelligence , secure web gateways , log monitoring , sumologic , multi factor authentication , penetration testing

Avant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Avant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer, m/f/d/v.



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Company Reviews

"The Avant team focuses on using the latest technology and data science to deliver a better lending experience to the every day consumer. It feels good to be part of the solution."
Robert Krzyzanowski
Director of Data Engineering
at Avant
"It's great to work in an environment so full of talented, driven and fun people. Avant will help you become the best version of yourself."
Matt Gilk
Software Engineer
at Avant
"At Avant, I work alongside some of the smartest, most innovative people I know. I feel empowered to make decisions that have a real impact on our customers and our business."
Nupur Patel
Compliance Manager
at Avant
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