Cloud Data Site Reliability Engineer (R4718)

Engineering Remote, United States


This role is a key Operations enabler and is focused on providing Data Quality assurances to all of our end users.

The Cloud Data Site Reliability Engineer within the BI and Analytics team will be a major contributor and architect of Avalara's cloud based centralized reporting platform. Hence strong experience in large scale reporting platforms, MPP cloud data technologies, advanced ETL/ELT and data streaming tools and deep understanding of long term benefits and pitfalls of various data structures (NOSQL vs SQL) is an absolute must.

A major responsibility for this role is to scale and support our customer facing reporting logic which includes providing end to end data delivery of custom and standard compliance tax logic to thousands of our customers via HTTPS and other secure protocols.


Responsibilities :

  • Work with DBA teams and broader engineering teams to build scalable data orchestration, transformation and reporting streams that can capture and prepare billions of transactions per day for customer reporting
  • Build, implement and iterate on operations infrastructure including ci/cd, Monitoring, Alerting using various cloud technologies
  • Build, implement and monitor a data quality framework with required ci/cd pipeline, code instrumentation and real time monitoring tools.
  • Practice/Implement data security, encryption and masking policies across various data sets and data sources
  • Communicate status and big picture to the project team and management
  • Work with business and engineering teams to identify scope, constraints, dependencies, and risks
  • Identify risks and opportunities across the business and drive solutions


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years combined experience; in data engineering, object oriented languages (python, C#, JAVA), DevOps, distributed cloud architecture, high availability production system deployment experience
  • Advanced SQL with big data optimization skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience managing efforts in distributed systems and/or developing large scale web/ cloud SaaS applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience as a SQL or Oracle DBA working in a high availability, global, multi-clustered data stack is highly relevant


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Grafana and/or Terraform are big pluses
  • Working knowledge of Kubernetes

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 hundreds of 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

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.