Director, Software Engineering

Engineering Seattle, Washington


Key Challenges in the Role


  • Grow and execute a distributed/customer-cloud Tax Engine vision, managing a global team of engineers, building a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Build and expand a global distributed platform of highly scalable and highly performance API services.
  • Partner with our other engineering and cross functional leaders and SME's to create processes and culture which drive efficiency, productivity and enthusiasm for our rapidly expanding business.
  • Requirements


  • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science.
  • Requires 6 - 8 years related experience plus at least 8 years leadership experience
  • Experience leading geographically distributed engineering teams, building a healthy organization culture with transparency and empowerment.
  • Experience building high performance, low latency, extremely reliable, distributed transactional services.
  • Experience building platforms and API best practices.
  • Experience in AWS or public cloud systems
  • Experience with privacy and security frameworks
  • Experience tuning cloud services for performance, latency, and cost
  • 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.