Sr. Software Engineer – API Platform team Jobs in Seattle, WA at Avalara

Title: Sr. Software Engineer – API Platform team

Company: Avalara

Location: Seattle, WA

Salary: $80K – $100K*

Category: Enterprise Technology

Job Duties

Ability to design and code complex solutions

Understand and plan upstream and downstream impacts of software changes

Develop from the perspective of an attacker and demonstrate every way something could go wrong

Sketch out your own test cases in the planning phase

Write integration tests and unit tests

Collaborate with team members on code reviews and test plans

Work with product management and subject matter experts to ensure that each feature is useful for the target audience and easy for them to understand

Design solid data models and make effective use of database technology

Constantly seek out ways to do a better job and improve automation


Computer science degree or equivalent

Experience in leveraging Cloud services (like AWS, Google Cloud or Azure) in an automated way

Familiar with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)

Strong verbal communication skills

Minimum of 3+ years of experience in a software development role, shipping complex applications to large scale production environments

Passionate in solving complex problems and delivering elegant solutions

Mastery of at least one language (C#, Java, C++)

Preferred Qualifications

Development experience in multiple programming languages with a preference in C#

Experience in using Terraform for infrastructure as code

Experience with .NET Core development

Familiar with SQL and NoSQL databases (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)

Experience in both front end and back end development


About Avalara

Avalara, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters in Seattle, WA. Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales tax, excise tax, communications tax, and other tax types. Founded in 2004, Avalara is one of six Certified Service Provider available to retailers. Avalara was founded in 2004. In 2011 Avalara raised $7 million in venture capital from Sageview Capital. In 2012 Avalara raised $20 million in additional venture capital from Battery Ventures.