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Senior Software Engineer

| Seattle

We are an engineering team developing a product which focuses on the management of tax liability payments between thousands of our customers and tax jurisdictions around the world. As such, we are seeking a senior software engineer to join a growing team dedicated to helping convert existing processes into an automated and scalable system. This position will require interaction with internal customers, creative thinking to automate existing processes, and continual focus on risk reduction. 

Job Duties

  • Work smart and understand how your code impacts the goals of the business
  • Identify and implement best practices for coding as well as development processes
  • Be a technology lead, looking for new ways to improve our product
  • Be introspective, always trying to improve yourself and the team around you
  • Participate on an agile team – full lifecycle and full stack – including design, development, testing, planning, backlog grooming and support
  • Design and develop REST API’s for use across multiple platforms
  • Design and develop backend data storage, both Sql and NoSql
  • Contribute to UI design and development efforts
  • Work with product owner to define and implement user stories
  • Develop unit/integration tests to run in a continuous integration environment
  • Support production platform, including troubleshooting & bug fixes
  • Communicate potential risks, delays, concerns and status to manager
  • Own features from design stage through production deployment

Qualifications

  • Outstanding problem solving and debugging skills
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented design & development and common design patterns
  • Top-notch communication skills with techies and non-techies alike
  • Proven ability to make things happen and meet commitments
  • Willingness to dive in and get to the bottom of a problem; egos need not apply
  • Experience working on agile development team
  • 5+ years software development experience
  • 2+ years with C# and .NET
  • Familiarity with front end technologies such as Javascript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, TypeScript, Telerik
  • 3+ years Web API / REST Service design and development
  • 3+ years working with relational databases (MySql, SQL Server, PostgresSQL)
  • Familiar with ORMs.
  • 1+ years of experience with cloud computing (AWS/Azure)
  • Experience writing unit/integration tests
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with UI development
  • Experience with SQS, S3, Lambda, EC2, Autoscaling, ELB, etc
  • Financial industry experience
  • Experience with Software Security

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. The Avalara Compliance Cloud® platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 600 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at www.avalara.com

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

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Location

255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

What are Avalara Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
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