Data Engineer Marketing - Prospect/Customer Database (6706)

Engineering Seattle, Washington Remote, United States

Avalara, Inc., (, 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.

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced Data Engineer Marketing - Prospect/Customer Database to join our team.

You’ll collaborate with the Marketing team to expand and optimize our data pipeline infrastructure for customers and prospects. 

You have experience building and maintaining the tools and workflow necessary for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources.

You’ll support our data analysts and data scientists on different initiatives and work to maintain optimal data delivery for new and ongoing projects. 

You must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products as we build audience segments for marketing programs and campaigns.

You’ll need to implement data security, encryption and masking policies across various data sets and data sources. 

You have the ability to work independently and collaboratively with both local & remote teammates.

You have knowledge of best practices for the software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous integration/deployments, testing and operations

Our tools

  • SQL Server
  • Snowflake
  • Python
  • AWS (EC2, Lambda, CloudWatch)
  • Prefect (or other similar DAG tool)
  • FiveTran, Wherescape Red, Talend

Required Qualifications

  • 8+ years combined in data engineering, distributed architecture, high availability production systems, and deployment experience
  • Advanced SQL with big data modeling skills
  • Experience pulling data from a number of different APIs
  • Experience managing efforts in distributed systems and large scale data sources
  • Proven ability to combine business acumen, technical acumen and process expertise to define client engagement and program execution
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent work experience

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:

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.