Senior Software Development Engineer R4963

Engineering Remote, Ireland


Location: Dublin (Hybrid)

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 founding members of this important team

The person who succeeds in this role will be part of a team that creates a shared-services platform to be used across many Avalara products. You will contribute to 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 full stack development experience, a proven ability to learn new approaches in emerging technologies and a high degree of intellectual curiosity. Experience should also include excellent problem-solving skills, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

The person who succeeds in this role will be part of a team that creates a shared-services platform to be used across many Avalara products. You will contribute to 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.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Champion design and implementation of new features

  • Collaborate with team, cross functional teams, and other stakeholders to understand requirements and come up with the best technical solution, targeting simplicity and cost efficiency

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

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

  • Act as a mentor to other engineers and team members, share your skills and expertise, encourage creativity and innovation

  • Create software designs and architectures to enable goals of the business

  • Address non-functional requirements like security, performance, and load

  • Follow agile/scrum processes

  • Qualifications:


  • Minimum of 8 years' of software development experience Outstanding problem solving and debugging skills

  • Computer science degree or equivalent experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Professional demeanor, team player, and a positive attitude

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities

  • Ability to work within a dispersed non co-located team

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Technical aptitude and ability to solve programming problems. Proven ability to make things happen and meet commitments

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

  • Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years' experience with full-stack development

  • Experience building and designing platforms

  • Strong analytical and reasoning abilities, including troubleshooting

  • Proficiency in C# or other similar language

  • Additional proficiency with at least one of the following languages: Python, Node.js, Go, Rust

  • Experience using SQL and NoSQL database technologies (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)

  • Working experience with cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

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

  • Experience creating CI/CD pipelines for cloud (GitLab, Terraform preferred)

  • Strong experience publishing and consuming REST Web services

  • Experience with event-driven architectures using Event Brokers / Streamers

  • 2+ years' experience with ML / DL and related libraries (TensorFlow, sklearn, PyTorch)

  • Experience with ML lifecyle management tools (Sagemaker)

  • Experience in Javascript, HTML, CSS and other front end technologies

  • Knowledge of architectural styles and design patterns to solve complex problems, with the ability to apply the “right” pattern for the job

  • Experience working in an Agile team

  • Experience with tools like JIRA and Confluence

  • Preferred experience with GraphQL

  • 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.