Sr. Technical Program Manager - Security (R5876)

Security and Compliance Remote, United States


Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), is the leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes.

What is it like to work at Avalara? Come find out!  We are committed to the following success traits that embody our culture and how we work together to accomplish great things:  Fun. Passion. Adaptability. Urgency. Simplicity. Curiosity. Humility. Ownership. Optimism.

We are 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, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there is an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage complex technical projects, tracking deadlines, deliverables, resources, and timelines.

  • Drive implementation of technical solutions and ensure resources efforts are seamlessly integrated in the project plans.

  • Adapt plans based on evolving needs, conditions or issues that may arise and ensure on-time, high-quality delivery aligned with the stated project goals.

  • Manage multiple concurrent projects, each with varying priority, timelines and resource requirements.

  • Inform project teams and senior leaders where resources are currently being placed and adjust workflows and identify resourcing gaps accordingly.

  • Partner with Engineering and other teams to ensure documentation, supporting materials and project plans are updated and readily available for internal teams, senior leaders as well as external partners/stakeholders.

  • Own and maintain information security's project portfolio, communicating project status, scope, schedules, risks, dependencies and blockers, etc.

  • Facilitate all retrospective reviews of projects completed, particularly when projects didn't go according to schedule.

  • Build strong relationships and maintain regular communication with assigned customer contacts to understand and manage performance/service expectations.

Qualifications:

  • At least 4 years as a program manager at an organization with at least 1000 employees.

  • Highly proficient with business applications such as JIRA, GSuite, Microsoft Excel/Word/PPT, other applicable project tracking and reporting applications.

  • Familiarity with security fundamentals (confidentiality, integrity, availability) and core IT infrastructure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 years of related experience as a program manager.

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience.

  • Professional experience as a program manager within an Information Security group or SaaS business.

  • Exposure to vulnerability management, including timely mitigation of web application and host based issues.

  • Familiarity of audit or regulatory frameworks such as SSAE18 SOC 1 or SOC 2, ISO 27001, Cloud Security Alliance, etc.


About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use.

Avalara offers over a thousand pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.

Avalara’s headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com

Our diverse and inclusive culture drives Avalara's innovation and growth. We actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds, locations, and cultures. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERG) help us build culture and drive equity for all by removing systemic biases. ERGs help Avalara understand the cultural differences and needs of such under-represented groups.

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.

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.