Senior UX Engineer


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In this role, you will be responsible for functional, performance, and integration testing by creating automated test cases to ensure world class quality of Avalara products. You will be responsible for understanding requirements and designing test cases from the requirements. You will be working closely with product and developer teams on a day to day basis. You will be the voice of the customer within the organization, demanding zero defects, five nine’s reliability and ease of use.

We have a startup culture focused on building great software and having the maximum impact on the world that we can, and having fun while doing it. We’d love to talk to you about what we are up to.


Job Duties

  • Writes readable, maintainable, and test-covered code, setting high standards for the team
  • Investigates and fixes bugs, taking primary responsibility for software quality problems observed in the project and especially on owned features
  • Contributes to architectural design of new features and improvement of existing features
  • Helps improve team processes and expertise by participating in designs and code reviews, and by suggesting new processes and tools. Enjoys mentoring others and taking feedback to improve.
  • Owns expertise in specific technology areas relevant to the project
  • Actively engages with developing industry tools and practices to remain current.
  • Work closely with the SRE team to come up with plans for deployment and provide all the support needed for uptime.



  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience building customer-facing UX
  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript, including ES6 and modern best practices
  • Strong knowledge of HTML and CSS/Sass
  • Expert knowledge of EmberJS or ReactJS with deep expertise in several of the following areas: REST design, routing, promises, web components, data transforms, integration/unit testing, build tooling
  • Proficiency with supplemental tech such as Git, Bash, Team City, and JIRA

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrates mastery in at least one of the following areas:

  • Modern best-practice HTML and CSS/SASS 
  • Content delivery pipelines 
  • Server technologies e.g. Express, Nginx, Docker, Jenkins/Team City 
  • Cloud computing environments e.g. S3, EC2 


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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