Principal Engineer (Technical Architect)

Engineering Remote, Washington Durham, North Carolina Seattle, Washington


Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer works closely with software engineers, product management and leaders to design and build highly scalable connectors and extractors platform

Job Duties & Responsibilities


  • Design and implement frameworks and features that are instrumental in building the next generation connectors and extractors for variety of diversified host systems
  • Provide technical leadership for new design and evangelize implementing best practices and guidelines
  • Participate in design discussions, build POC and contribute to deliver high quality products/features/frameworks
  • Ensure team is not creating technical debts
  • Taking necessary corrective measures to address problems and anticipating problem areas in new designs and work
  • Focusing on security aspects, observability, scalability and telemetric
  • Lead discussions with stakeholders on requirements and design aspects related to key technical components, frameworks, interfaces etc.
  • Be an author to document architectural decisions, designs, comparisons and analysis of the exploration
  • Act as a mentor/coach to other engineers to share your knowledge and expertise
  • Experience and Skills


  • Bachelor/master's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 15+ years of full stack experience in software design and development
  • Expert in C#, Java programming language and .NET framework
  • Knowledge of architectural styles and design patterns
  • Experience of architecting, building and deploying (CI/CD) highly scalable distributed systems and frameworks for small businesses and enterprises
  • Experience of working on AWS Cloud and DevOps (Terraform, Docker, ECS, etc.) would be beneficial
  • Experience of converting monoliths to microservices or server-less architecture
  • Should be self-motivated with focus on automating everything
  • Should own both the design and implementation of solutions for complex problems
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills to be able to solve complex problems and critical production issues
  • 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.