Sr. Data Product Manager (R4462)

Product Management Remote, Washington Remote, Michigan


Job Summary

The Data Infrastructure Senior Product Manager will work with Avalara's product, engineering, and data science teams to define an API-led global strategy for unifying our data that will be consumed across Avalara and by external customers and partners. This role will have responsibility for determining how data is generated, collected, and consumed by our customers using our products.

What you'll do


  • Work with internal and external customers to acquire a deep understanding of their requirements & business needs (e.g. other PMs, operations, business development, sales, marketing & customer success teams)
  • Apply data science techniques, data engineering processes, and market experimentation tests to deliver customized product experiences
  • Leverage knowledge of storage, ETL, pipeline, and visualization tools to drive both operational efficiencies and new product experiences
  • Drive annual and quarterly OKR and 90 day planning processes
  • Research and write detailed product requirements including but not limited to user stories for engineering to execute against
  • Deliver requirements in partnership with Design/UX with an iterative, pragmatic approach to feature delivery
  • Ensure that product requirements incorporate effective written and more creative, visual techniques (e.g. wireframes and mockups)
  • Develop and articulate defensible point of views based on data from primary and secondary researching including direct customer engagement
  • Ensure committed product delivery timelines are achieved across the organization including but not limited to engineering
  • Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of products
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key decision makers across the organization

What you'll bring


  • 5+ years' experience as a product manager focused on solving customer needs with data
  • Deep understanding of data modeling, data infrastructure, and data science techniques, tools, and processes
  • Working knowledge and experience with common storage, ETL, and visualization tools (fe.g. Snowflake, MongoDB, Tableau, PowerBI)
  • 7+ years overall experience with some startup experience
  • Very strong technical skills (you have worked in the past as a developer and/or still enjoy writing code as a hobby)
  • Experience working with partners and 3rd party developers on API development
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and toolchain (e.g. Jira)
  • Experience working for leading SaaS companies with a diverse customer base spanning small business owners, SMB, and enterprise
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with design teams on UI/UX
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to drive results through influence
  • Very strong English written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with tax automation products, ERP, eCommerce, and other financial accounting systems
  • Experience with accounting and transaction tax compliance concepts (i.e., sales tax returns)
  • Experience with analytics platforms like Heap, FullStory, and Adobe
  • Working on data models with hands-on SQL experience to write queries and perform data analysis

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.