Senior Technical Lead

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What You'll Do

Avalara is searching for a Senior Technical lead to help us evolve and support our highly critical Identity and Access Management platform. A successful candidate will be a well-rounded software development professional with a proven track record of delivering SaaS at scale in an Agile environment. As a Senior Technical Lead, you will join a team of seasoned engineers responsible for the scaling, availability, and architecture of critical (Tier 1) platform services in the IAM domain. You will be building and supporting opportunities for the unified practical application of Identity and Access Management across the Avalara product portfolio to meet the needs of massive growth and a rapidly evolving business environment.

  • Champion design and implementation of IAM features and use cases
  • As a SME in the IAM domain, drive the continuing evolution of Avalara’s IAM standards, processes, and technology to stay current with industry best practices
  • Active contribution across all phases of the SDLC (planning, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and support)
  • Drive engineering excellence across all aspects of the service domain including availability, security, scalability, monitoring, and code quality
  • Guide and mentor other engineers to influence, grow and scale IAM expertise
  • As s solutions engineer, collaborate with cross functional engineering teams actively adopting the IAM platform to guide positive integration outcomes
  • Find ways to optimize processes and services to improve application and team efficiency with an eye towards automation and cost-effective solutions

What You'll Need to be Successful

  • Experience maintaining a Tier 1 critical software service in a 99.99% uptime environment
  • Bachelor/master's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Minimum of 12+ years of experience in a software development role, shipping complex applications to large scale production environments
  • Excellent knowledge of architectural styles and service design patterns
  • Experience in engineering for highly available and fault tolerant software in a SaaS cloud environment
  • Ability to write clean code following Object Oriented Design principles
  • Working knowledge of at least one public cloud platform - AWS, GCP, Azure, etc
  • Working knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • Experience with monitoring and alerting tools as well as analyzing system metrics for performance and reliability tuning
  • Experience in working in an Agile team with hands on in testing practices
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with software or services in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) domain is expected, including experience with IAM standards and protocols such as OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, SAML2.0
  • Understanding of the issues and challenges related to authentication and authorization at scale in large distributed systems
  • Full stack development experience using C#, .net core
  • Practiced knowledge of CI/CD processes and principals
  • Familiar with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)
  • Experience with tools like JIRA and Confluence

About Avalara

We’re Avalara. We’re defining the relationship between tax and tech.

We’ve already built an industry-leading cloud compliance platform, processing nearly 40 billion customer API calls and over 5 million tax returns a year.

Last year, we became a billion-dollar business, and our tribe expanded by a cool thousand people - there’s nearly 5,000 of us now. Our growth is real, and we’re not slowing down - not until we’ve achieved our mission - to be part of every transaction in the world.

We’re bright, innovative and disruptive, like the orange we love to wear. It captures our quirky spirit and optimistic mindset. It shows off the culture we’ve designed, that empowers our people to win. Ownership and achievement go hand in hand here. We instill passion in our people through the trust we place in them.

We’ve been different from day one. Join us, and your career will be too.

EEO Statement

We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of our company — we don’t want people to fit into our culture, but to enrich it. 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. If you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know.

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