Senior Technical Product Manager

Product Management Brighton, United Kingdom


As the Senior Technical Product Manager for Fiscal Representation, you will help us shape the future of an exciting emerging product. You will partner with Product and Engineering across Avalara. Utilizing your technical proficiency and successful track-record of 3rd party integrations you will leverage the best of both platforms for our current and prospective customers, directly contributing to Avalara's success.

We're flexible on location: Brighton (UK) or Pune (India) could work well.

You'll work with a global team.

Job Duties:


  • Work with internal collaborators (especially Engineering and other Product teams) and external customers/stakeholders to fully understand requirements and business needs to ensure successful integration of Fiscal Rep with existing Avalara systems

  • Create and update roadmap for Avalara's Fiscal Rep integration:

  • Identifying and prioritizing opportunities to improve customer experience and internal efficiency

  • Establishing shared vision across company stakeholders by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution

  • Research and write detailed product requirements including but not limited to user stories and acceptance criteria for engineering to execute against

  • Define and evolve the Fiscal Rep workflow as well as data requirements

  • Propose scalable solutions to accommodate variations across regions

  • Develop and articulate defensible point of views based on data

  • Ensure committed product delivery timelines are achieved across the organization including but not limited to engineering

  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key decision makers across the organization

  • Partner with the Sr PM as needed in working with customers and stakeholders to understand their needs, and translate those needs into feature enhancements and new products

  • Be / become an expert in your product's space.


  • Qualifications:


  • 3+ years of Product Management experience, preferably in SaaS

  • Very strong technical skills and ability to connect with engineers on a deep technical level. You have computer science exposure and/or enjoy writing code as a hobby

  • Willingness to engage with stakeholders and customers to understand their needs, workflows, and context

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies, the Product Owner role, and commonly used tools such as Jira, Confluence, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience partnering cross-functionally

  • Ability to deliver developer-ready requirements appropriate for the project at hand

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, allowing you to easily bridge the gap between tech and non-tech stakeholders. As well as experience conducting small-group briefings and demos both internally and with customers

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Team player able to drive results through influence and enthusiasm

  • Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience working with international teams, particularly in the US and Europe

  • Past software development experience

  • Experience with both startups and big companies

  • Experience with tax automation products, ERP, eCommerce platforms, and/or other financial systems

  • Familiarity with VAT, fiscal representation or sales tax

  • Experience working with government agencies (e.g., tax authorities)

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant area (computer science, accounting, business) or equivalent professional experience.

  • About Avalara:

    We're building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Imagine every transaction you make — every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, meal kit, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there's an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.

    The logic behind calculating taxes — the rules, rates, and boundaries — is a global, layered, three-dimensional mess of complexity, with compliance dictated by governments and applied by every business, every day.

    Avalara works with businesses of all sizes, all over the world — from corner stores to gigantic global retailers — to calculate tax accurately and automatically, at speeds measured in milliseconds. That's a massive technical challenge, in terms of scale, reliability, and complexity, and we do it better than anyone.

    That's why we're growing fast. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world, in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K.

    Equal Opportunities:

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodation:

    Avalara is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can follow this process outlined when applying for a position: Please provide your name and contact information to our recruitment team at [email protected]

    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.