Functional Lead


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The role is responsible for the conceptual design of all solution requests relative to the platform. Performs impact analysis of application changes across various components, holding an end-to-end view of the system. Understands internal customers’ processes and products and how they fit within the goals of each business unit or department. Generates detailed technical designs for multiple integrated cloud based business applications ensuring alignment with business requirements.  Estimates Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality and supports internal department and external department stakeholders in building Business Case, including cost / benefit analysis, risk assessment, project scope, and development of a high level plan. Supports the implementation activities, troubleshooting system environmental issues, training as required. 

Job Duties

  • Serve as an integrator between business needs and technology solutions, helping to create technology solutions to meet clients’ business needs
  • Perform project tasks independently and direct the efforts of others
  • Participate in or lead the development of solutions
  • Anticipate business user needs and formulate solutions to issues
  • Review deliverables for accuracy and quality
  • Contribute to new business proposals and projects

Qualifications (absolute must haves walking in the door)

  • 5+ years of experience in SalesForce object data model, building custom solutions on the platform, as well as integration of SalesForce with other applications using multiple integration patterns such as SOAP/REST web services, APIs, batch processes, connectors, middleware etc…
  • 3+ years of experience successfully leading large integrated projects across multiple business and technology groups. 
  • 3+ years of experience working with integrated CPQ applications such as PROS Cameleon, BigMachines, Steelbrick, etc.…
  • 3+ years’ experience in Designing, developing and maintaining VisualForce, APEX, and pages
  • Salesforce Advanced Developer and/or Architect Certification Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field of study.

Preferred Qualifications
(great to have but not absolutely necessary)

  • Leadership experience
  • In depth technical understanding of systems, databases, networking, and computing environments 
  • Familiarity with NLP, machine learning and search technologies, Cloud Orchestration Tools

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use.

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.

A privately held company, Avalara’ s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara’s headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and in Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at:


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