Data Science Manager (R5892)

Technology Remote, United States


Avalara, Inc., (www.Avalara.com), 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.

Job Summary:

The Content, Data & Insights (CD&I) business is part of the Avalara Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) and is seeking an experienced, initiative-taking, and client-driven professional to help accelerate the growth of the CD&I Point-of-Sale (POS) and Content Delivery business. This business focuses on providing tax content relevant for finance/tax professionals and/or systems. This includes, but is not limited to, physical locations (stores, kiosks, etc.), ERP systems, and Tax Professionals.

As a Data Science Manager for the CD&I business, you will have the knowledge and experience of an ETL developer, and you will be responsible for launching and supporting a new service-type with the mission of assisting and performing data transformations for various systems and processes. You will gather requirements by collaborating with third-party partners and other source information, deep dive into multiple domain types, and define and/or perform a wide variety of data transformations. This includes leveraging current Avalara products and tools to perform needed tasks and working closely with our Business, Product, Engineer, and Partner Launch teams. This position will require an individual who is willing to “roll-up their sleeves” and, at the same time, build strategies in support of the CD&I business.

Essential duties of the Content Delivery: Data Transformation role include:

  • Define, design, and configure data transformations for Avalara strategic content delivery initiatives
  • Support third-party implementation and technical partners with Avalara domain knowledge and consultation
  • Develop and maintain collaborative Avalara cross-functional relationships among the Product, Engineer, Partner Launch, and Professional Services teams
  • Be the Subject Matter Expert connected to getting Avalara tax content delivered to our customers and partners based on their requirements
  • Deep dive into strategic systems…learn, document, and advise on their tax data storage domains and functional capabilities for transaction tax calculation
  • Work closely with Product Management to help inform and prioritize product direction based on you and our partners experiences
  • In collaboration with Product Management and Partner Launch, assist with data transformation efforts for new or existing partners
  • Provide Product management with information needed to create new service offerings for content delivery
  • Communicate potential risks, delays, and status to stakeholders
  • To actively research and maintain transformation for Content systems, using Partner and Vendor Relations to accomplish new Data modeling parameters.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and create/develop effective tools to manage large Data Models and Transformations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years combined experience in data engineering and DevOps, and 3+ years in ETL development
  • Demonstrated senior level understanding of data modeling and concepts
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and create/develop effective tools to manage large data models and transformations.
  • Experience collaborating with partners and/or customers
  • Advanced level of experience using MSFT Excel, Word, Access, Visio, and PowerPoint
  • Exposure to SQL based querying, as well as other Database Methodologies (Oracle, NoSQL, and Mongo)
  • Demonstrated ability to scrutinize a variety of sources (manuals, publications, etc.) to evaluate relevancy of information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and nontechnical stakeholders
  • Personify the Avalara Success Traits: Ownership, Passion, Adaptability, Humility, Fun, Optimism, Curiosity, Urgency, and Simplicity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Has performed transformations for the delivery of tax content to leading vendor POS platforms including Oracle Retail Xstore, NCR Emerald, Silver, Etc., Aptos Aptos SA, Toshiba ACE, MSFT Dynamics 365, or others

Travel: <25%

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.