Lead Software Engineer (R2144)

Engineering Remote, United States Seattle, Washington


Avalara is searching for a Lead Software Engineer to help us build and evolve our highly distributed and scalable Saas Core API 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. As a Senior Engineer, you will join a team of seasoned engineers responsible for the scaling, availability and architecture of Avalara's API platform services. You will be building opportunities for the practical application to meet the needs of massive growth and rapidly evolving business environment.

Job Duties

  • Read and understand requirements and search out ways to “go big” to solve the underlying problems

  • Address complex architectural problems with simple, intuitive design

  • Understand and plan upstream and downstream impacts of software changes

  • Work with product management and subject matter experts to ensure usability and usefulness of a feature for a target audience

  • Collaborate across teams to reduce silos and ensure continuous delivery with minimized risk of late discovery of potential issues

  • Guide product leadership through technical challenges to assist in setting right expectations and deliverable commitments

  • Lead technology discussions and decisions while mentoring and empowering team members towards technical excellence

  • Design, code and debug complex solutions

  • Develop from the perspective of an attacker and demonstrate every way something could go wrong

  • Lead scrum teams across all phases of the development lifecycle (planning, design, implementation, testing, deployment and support)

  • Collaborate effectively with team members on code reviews and test plans with an eye towards automation

  • Design solid data models and make effective use of database technology

Qualifications

  • Computer science degree or equivalent

  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in a software development role, shipping complex applications to large scale production environments

  • Expert level knowledge of RESTful web services and API standards

  • Experience in engineering for highly available and fault tolerant software

  • Experience with monitoring and alerting tools, and analyzing system metrics to determine root cause analysis

  • Passion for technology and ever evolving best practices and industry standards

  • Passion to see your product be the best in the business

  • Demonstrable mastery of at least one language (C#, Java, C++)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with .NET Core development

  • Experience building platforms and libraries that are self-contained, extendable and ready for wide scale consumption

  • Demonstrate knowledge to build CI\\CD pipeline (GitLab, Terraform)

  • Familiar with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)

  • Familiar with SQL and NoSQL databases (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)

  • Exposure to Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

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.