Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Avalara   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Enterprise Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 61 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Avalara is searching for a Software Developer to help us build and evolve our highly distributed and scalable Saas Core Platform.

A successful candidate will be a well-rounded software development engineer with a proven track record of delivering SaaS at scale in an Agile environment.

Job Duties

  • Read and understand requirements and search out ways to "go big" to solve the underlying problems
  • Implement both SQL-based and NoSQL-based data storage solutions in the appropriate contexts
  • 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, and simple enough to be understood by, the target audience
  • 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
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 3-5+ years of experience in a software development role shipping complex applications to large scale production environments
  • Ability to write great documentation
  • Passion to see your product be the best in the business
  • Demonstrable mastery of at least one language (C#, Java, C++, JavaScript, Python, Go)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development experience in multiple programming languages with a preference in C#
  • Deployment automation experience
  • Familiar with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)
  • Experience with .NET Core development
  • Familiar with SQL and NoSQL databases (SQL Server, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
  • Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)

Valid Through: 2019-9-17