The Engineering team is building Avalara's next generation of SaaS software to be part of every VAT calculation in the world.
Software with 5 nines of reliability. Software which is part of a sales checkout process so it's got to be fast and accurate.
That requires systems with massive scale and redundancy by design with functional excellence. It also requires top notch APIs and a SOA design for maintainability and extensibility.
In this role, you will be responsible for functional, performance, integration, reliability and subsequent automation testing to ensure world class quality of Avalara products.
You will be the voice of the customer within the organization, demanding zero defects, five nine's reliability and ease of use.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
A strong understanding of test methodologies and software engineering throughout all phases of the software development life cycle.
Significant demonstrable related work experience including writing test cases, test strategy and producing test reports.
Strong QA skills : planning, exploratory testing, defect reporting, troubleshooting and debugging.
Demonstrable experience of having worked with and built or extended frameworks for automated UI and API testing.
Experience in performance, load and reliability engineering
Understanding of application security concepts.
Experience of using BDD, TDD or ATDD methodology and related tools. Strong knowledge of .NET framework. OR A solid understanding and hands-on experience of using any Object Oriented programming language.
Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server / any other RDBMS.
Experience using various testing tools such as jMeter / Blazemeter, Selenium / Nightwatch / Cypress, CucumberJS / SpecFLow, SOAPUI / Postman.
Experience with Git, JIRA, Confluence.
Experience working on CI / CD tools to create pipelines.
Ability to deal with ambiguity and flexibility to work collaboratively with others in a dynamic environment
Excellent communication skills, collaboration, follow-up and self-motivation Outstanding problem solving and debugging skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Professional demeanour, team player, and a positive attitude
Proven ability to make things happen and meet commitments
Ability to work under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment
More about Avalara
We are building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world.
Imagine every transaction you make every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, meal kit, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping.
Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there is an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation.
The logic behind calculating taxes the rules, rates, and boundaries is a global, layered, three-dimensional mess of complexity, with compliance dictated by governments and applied by every business, every day.
Avalara works with businesses of all sizes, all over the world from corner stores to gigantic global retailers to calculate tax accurately and automatically, at speeds measured in milliseconds.
That’s a massive technical challenge, in terms of scale, reliability, and complexity, and we do it better than anyone. That’s why we’re growing fast.
Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S., South America, Europe and India.
Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.
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