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Senior Software Engineer

| Seattle

Avalara is searching for a Senior Software Developer to help us build and evolve our highly distributed and scalable Saas Core Platform.

A successful candidate will be a well-rounded software development engineer with a proven track record of delivering SaaS at scale in an Agile environment.


Job Duties 

  • Read and understand requirements and search out ways to “go big” to solve the underlying problems.
  • Implement both SQL-based and NoSQL-based data storage solutions in the appropriate contexts.
  • Understand and plan upstream and downstream impacts of software changes.
  • Develop from the perspective of an attacker and demonstrate every way something could go wrong.
  • Sketch out your own test cases in the planning phase.
  • Write integration tests and unit tests.
  • Collaborate with team members on code reviews and test plans.
  • Work with product management and subject matter experts to ensure that each feature is useful for, and simple enough to be understood by, the target audience.
  • Design solid data models and make effective use of database technology.
  • Constantly seek out ways to do a better job and improve automation.

Qualifications

  • Computer science degree or equivalent
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a software development role shipping complex applications to large scale production environments
  • Ability to write great documentation
  • Passion to see your product be the best in the business
  • Demonstrable mastery of at least one language (C#, Java, C++, JavaScript, Python, Go)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development experience in multiple programming languages with a preference in C#
  • Deployment automation experience
  • Familiar with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)
  • Experience with .NET Core development
  • Familiar with SQL and NoSQL databases (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
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  • Perks
  • Coolest office in Seattle (winner of GeekWire’s geekiest office https://www.geekwire.com/2018/revealed-winners-of-the-2018-geekwire-awards/)
  • Ping Pong, Foosball, and Cornhole
  • Ergonomically configured work stations (sit/stand desks)
  • Subsidized ORCA card.
  • Avalara Hawk Tower is located right next to CenturyLink Field in the heart of Pioneer Square.  
  • Easy access to King Street Station and all forms of public transit
  • Free beverages (beer, pop, espresso, juice tea, nitro cold brew!)

 

About Avalara

Avalara solves Tax. But its not like you may think. Imagine every product you buy, every service you subscribe to, every transaction you make. It all needs to be taxed. Every city, county, state, country taxes differently and every transaction which crosses those boundaries (effectively every transaction) needs to account for those differences. Now imagine retailer (brick/online), the wholesaler, manufacturer, importer/exporter and the depth and breadth of the challenge in getting the tax right. Avalara takes on that burden and makes it easier for businesses of all sizes to do businesses globally. It's a very challenging domain in terms of scale, reliability and complexity and Avalara does it better than anyone.

The perks of working at Avalara go beyond amazing physical spaces and a Tiki Bar. We’re committed to continued progress in diversity and inclusion. As an employee at Avalara, you’ll have the opportunity to join resource groups focused on diversity of thought, engage with your local or global community about topics that matter to you and the organization and receive continued education around inclusion and development. As Avalara grows, so do the voices within it. It’s time to hear your voice.

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, gender, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law. We thrive on diversity and encourage people from all walks of life to apply to Avalara’s open positions.

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