Jobs at Avalara

Join the orange revolution

Avalara is fundamentally transforming an essential business process that’s been around for as long as civilization itself. And you could be part of it.
Automating sales tax for everyday businesses is a radical idea with momentous implications. Bringing that concept to life is what we do every day at Avalara. Using a unique mix of brains, expertise, passion, and technology, we are taking on the mysterious, archaic, and unbelievably complex process of calculating, collecting, reporting, filing and remitting sales tax.

And we’re having a heck of a lot of fun along the way.

From development to finance, sales to support, IT to marketing, our teams work together to deliver end-to-end compliance solutions with a simple mantra: provide a fast, easy, and accurate way to manage transactional taxes. If working for a well-respected, fun, industry-leading company sounds appealing to you, take some time to check us out. Avalara is changing the world of business, solving serious problems most people don’t even know exist. And we’re looking for smart, creative people to help us do it.

Are you up for the challenge?

Life at Avalara

Avalarians wear orange. We’re optimistic. Curious. Adaptable. We are intensely committed to making the difficult simple for our customers – which is really hard, but really rewarding. Some say we’re a little quirky, but that’s a good thing, right? We welcome and value unique people and insights, and we believe our winning culture sets us apart. We recognize, cherish, and hire to that conviction every day.

Through the years we’ve identified a few key traits that are common among our most successful employees. Ranging from passion and urgency to ownership, fun, and optimism, these traits form the basis for our culture and we hold them in highest esteem. In the end, it’s a simple proposition: At Avalara we are not only very good at what we do, we are also proud of how we get things done.

We’re proud of our Bainbridge Island roots and have been recognized as one of the best places to work in Washington. Of course we’ve grown far beyond the Pacific Northwest, with offices in California, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin, not to mention Brighton, England and Pune, India. Each is unique, but the heart of our culture is everywhere.

Benefits highlights

  • Medical/Dental/Life/Vision benefits
  • 15 Paid Time Off days to start, plus 8 holidays 
  • 401k Savings Plan and Investment advisor services
  • Short and Long term disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Stock option grants for all new hires
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee discounts

Great facilities, challenging projects, stimulating colleagues, and outstanding opportunities are all well and good, but what about straight up benefits, like vacation and health care?

And life after work

In keeping with our Island roots, employees around the country enjoy catching up in one of our many signature Tiki Lounges. And then there are the events. Holiday parties, employee celebrations, company meetings and recognition occasions, not to mention our “endless summer” family barbeques.

So for us, the old saw is true. We do work hard. AND play hard – ask anyone and you’ll get that answer. In the end though, it’s all about G’in’ the JD (key trait #7). If you have what it takes, we want you to consider joining us.

Success traits

9 Traits for success at Avalara.

Through the years, we have found the following characteristics to be common among our most successful employees. They form the basis for our winning culture and we value them highly.

Of course we can

We are corporately allergic to “it can’t be done.” Great accomplishments never arise from small thinking, so maintaining a positive attitude is vital to success at Avalara.

Care. Really care.

We live and breathe to take our business to the top and are tormented by an insatiable hunger for success.

“Ride the wave of change.”

We accept change as our only constant. There is no instruction manual for our business. We are fast, agile, and aware; willing to turn when circumstances shift.

“Presence, not pretense”

We never assume we have all the answers. We know we can improve and embrace all opportunities to learn – from others, and from our own mistakes. Job descriptions are only starting points. There is no task beneath anyone.

“Work hard, play hard”

At Avalara, we are serious about fun. We know how to work hard, but joy is also key ingredient to success. High expectations and high performance are not sustainable in a stilted environment, so we encourage a fun, friendly atmosphere.

“G-in’ the JD (Getting the job done).”

Success is our duty, obligation and responsibility. We don’t make excuses, and we never say “it’s not my job.” We insist on accountability, in ourselves and our colleagues.

“Seek knowledge. Insist on understanding.”

We ask “why?” every day and don’t stop until we understand. We benchmark ourselves against the best and constantly seek ways to improve.

“Life is short. Make a difference NOW.”

Speed matters in our business. We thrive on pressure and recognize that our time is now. We value a mentality of aggressive action as well as persistence until success is achieved.

“Understand, systematize, automate.”

We know we are in the simplicity business and refuse to pass the burden of complexity to our customers – internal or external.

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