Sr. MongoDB Engineer

Engineering | Remote, TX, United States

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Avalara, Inc., (, is the leading provider of cloud-based software that delivers a broad array of compliance solutions related to sales tax and other transactional taxes.

What is it like to work at Avalara? Come find out!  We are committed to the following success traits that embody our culture and how we work together to accomplish great things:  Fun. Passion. Adaptability. Urgency. Simplicity. Curiosity. Humility. Ownership. Optimism.

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, 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.

We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced Sr. MongoDB Engineer to join our team.

Primary duties may include but are not limited to:

Provide 24/7 administrative support (on-prime as well as Atlas Cloud) on MongoDB Clusters ·

Developing database designs based on business requirements ·

Reviewing database designs to ensure all technical and business requirements are met ·

Building database designs bases on detailed design ·

Performing database testing to ensure SLA's are met ·

Providing support during system implementation and production

Essential Functions:

Server as part of the database team in developing, implementing and maintaining next generation database systems ·

Provide services in administration and performance monitoring of database related systems ·

Developer system administration standards and procedures to maintain consistent practices ·

Support backup and recovery strategies ·

Provide, assist and participate in the creative process to improving architectural designs and implement new architectures ·

Expertise in delivering optimal efficiency and cost effectiveness ·

Monitor and proactively support capacity planning and analysis ·

Monitor performance, troubleshoot issues and proactively tune database and workloads ·

Ability to work remotely and independently.

Technical skills and abilities: ·

Strong working knowledge of MongoDB (4.0 or above) ·

Experience with Sharding and Replica sets ·

Strong working knowledge of database installation, setup, creation and maintenance processes . Strong working knowledge on Change Streams and Mongo ETL's to replicate live changes to downstream Analytics systems .

Experience with running mongoDB in containerized environment (EKS clusters) is a plus ·

Experience with Cloud or Ops Manager (a plus) ·

Strong technical knowledge of Backup/ Recovery. Disaster Recovery and High Availability techniques · Strong technical knowledge in writing shell scripts used in support of database administration.

Highly detail oriented and well organized. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Excellent Team player.

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.

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:

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

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