Integrations Team Leader

| Chicago
Amount delivers the technology that financial institutions need to create and enhance their digital credit offerings. Built by lending industry veterans, Amount helps partners go digital in months—not years—with a suite of proven product modules for credit decisioning, fraud prevention, account verifications, servicing engines and CRM solutions. Amount partners can optimize performance across product categories by tapping into various service offerings including customer acquisition, funnel and performance assessments, and risk consulting & analytics. Amount clients include financial institutions collectively managing close to $1T in US assets and servicing more than 25 million US customers. Visit www.amount.com for more information.
Job Description
We are looking for an experienced software implementation/integration team leader with 7-10 years of relevant experience, preferably with direct experience in project managing complex software implementations for financial institutions either as a consultant, vendor or from within large financial institutions and with leadership experience in managing day to day implementation/integration project management teams.
The Integrations Team Leader will be the primary point of contact for large FI clients of Amount during the requirements gathering and implementation phases of major implementations that span multiple product teams, and will be responsible for managing multiple implementation projects concurrently for different FI clients that are driven by this person’s team (the Integrations Project Managers).
The Integrations Team Leader will also be responsible for working across multiple product and development teams to ensure execution against specific goals and timelines and for planning, organizing, and motivating agile project teams to deliver new integration projects to completion. The Integrations Team Leader will be in a critical role responsible for managing both external and key internal stakeholders and will need to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment to join and succeed on our team.
This client-facing leadership role will require managing a growing team of Integrations Project Managers, improving on internal workflow and interaction models, and creating clear communication and accountability by working closely with exec, sales, customer success, engineering and product teams to launch complex proprietary custom software projects for new partnerships and deliver new solutions to existing partners. We’ve already delivered best-in-class products to some of the world’s largest financial institutions, and with your skillset, will be able to expand our pipeline to include many more.

What you do at Amount:

  • Client-facing team leader and primary point of contact for clients during onboarding and large/complex product integrations that are executed by a team of high performing and experienced team of integrations project managers
  • Work closely with exec, sales, product, customer success, and engineering to improve interaction models, create clear communication and KPI’s, drive accountability and ensure no-surprise success of complex projects for clients across multiple internal stakeholder groups
  • Work in coordination with outside systems integrators and bank/partner integration teams
  • Day-to-day leadership and management of the integrations team, including oversight for the development of project plans and prioritization strategy across projects with product, technology, operations, and other internal stakeholders
  • Leadership position interacting with other leaders from product, engineering and technology in regularly scheduled meta-scrum meetings to define low and high fidelity project plans and help set prioritization of sprints
  • Track progress and provide ongoing communication to stakeholders and leadership
  • Identify and help resolve project blockers
  • Continuously identify and implement improvements to the integrations process

Why you are a fit for Amount:

  • 7-10 years of project management experience managing complex multi-party projects
  • Has a solid understanding of technology (e.g., APIs, code, databases, infrastructure)
  • Experience in financial services software implementations preferred, including via FI consulting, vendor to FI experience or direct FI experience
  • Understand banking technology especially core banking, payments and lending environments
  • Proven organizational ability to plan and execute on multiple projects from end to end
  • Proven leadership experience of implementation/integrations project managers
  • Prior usage of project management tools (e.g., JIRA) and process and workflow design
  • Understanding of agile software development life cycle methodology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced start-up environment; comfortable wearing many hats
  • A culture of getting it done under difficult circumstances
  • Strong collaborator and willingness to go above and beyond

Why Amount is a fit for you:
At Amount, 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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Location

Located on Chicago's scenic riverwalk, we're surrounded by trendy restaurants, a thriving startup community, and easy access to public transportation.

An Insider's view of Avant

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is positive and encourages fun, but also strives for growth through hard work and innovation. I would also say Avant is a “come as you are” environment where people are able to bring their whole selves to work, which leads to diverse viewpoints and great ideas.

Liz

Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Because of the nature of my role, I’m constantly collaborating and working with other teams. Program management is like being a traffic cop, at the intersections of every vertical within the business unit; I stop and start traffic, provide estimates on travel time, and route drivers down the right street if they get lost.

Molly

Customer Success Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

The new projects we launch for our bank partners are really exciting because of all the learning opportunities they present. These projects require a substantial amount of collaboration between teams, so everyone is growing and learning from one another as we go. It's pretty awesome!

Marq

Tech Quality

What does your typical day look like?

70% of my day is working on code. 20% of my day is spent on unblocking other junior engineers or reviewing code. 10% of my day is in meetings. 100% of my day is spent having fun! =)

Hebron

Software Engineer Team Lead

What are Avant Perks + Benefits

Avant Benefits Overview

We offer group Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, as access to a 401(k) plan, generous parental leave, commuter benefits, and unlimited vacation time. We have a free gym on site at our Chicago office and other great perks like daily free lunch, a fully-stocked kitchen with beer on tap, casual dress code, a game room, and company happy hours.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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