Senior Engineering Manager (Dublin/Remote IRE) R6028

Engineering Dublin, Ireland Remote, Ireland


Avalara is setting up a Centre of Engineering Excellence in Dublin. This group of technology talent will be pivotal in planning, architecting and developing key global solutions for Avalara. This is an ideal time to join and be one of the founding members of this important team.

Brief Description

The person who succeeds in this role will enable the development and broad adoption of a shared-services platform to be used across many Avalara products. You will lead a high-performance engineering team that is skilled in using the most relevant technology, ensuring the development efforts add value, meet corporate objectives and empower consuming teams to rapidly build applications. 

Job Description

The successful candidate should have experience managing full stack teams, a proven ability to learn new approaches in emerging technologies and a high degree of intellectual curiosity. Experience should also include multiple software development methodologies, excellent problem-solving skills, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

The person who succeeds in this role will enable the development and broad adoption of a shared-services platform to be used across many Avalara products. You will manage a high-performance engineering team that is skilled in using the most relevant technology, ensuring development efforts add value, meeting corporate objectives and empowering consuming teams to rapidly build applications. 

Primary Responsibilities


  • Provide people, process, and technical guidance to engineering team
  • Mentor, motivate, and lead the engineering team to support a vibrant and productive engineering culture
  • Champion development best practices for the team: design, code hygiene and re-use, performance, and quality
  • Lead hiring efforts to ensure hiring of high-quality engineers

  • Work with Architects, Product Owner, UX Designers and other stakeholders to understand requirements to deliver the right technical solution; ensure team delivers solution that meets cross-functional requirements
  • Be the team's Agile practice evangelist and help the team learn, adopt and grow into a fundamentally Agile team

  • Actively engage in sprint planning, delivery, and release management
  • Develop engineering action plans to guide timely development of projects and work with Program Managers to share project statuses
  • Actively engage with emerging industry tools and practices to remain current

Qualifications


  • Computer science degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years leadership experience, currently in an engineering management role and has experience working on scalable software products with engineering teams
  • Minimum 6-8 years of experience designing and building highly scalable web apps and services.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly detail oriented and well organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience building and designing shared services

  • Fluent with at least one of the following languages: C#, Java, C++
  • Additional familiarity with at least one of the following languages: Python, Node.js, Go, Rust
  • Familiar with SQL and NoSQL database technologies (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • Familiarity with cloud best practices and approaches (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Ability to write clear, concise documentation
  • Passion to see your product be the best in the business

  • Familiarity with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD pipelines and automated testing
  • Preferred familiarity with Machine Learning

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 North and South America, Europe and India.

Equal Opportunities:

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation 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]

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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.