Senior Data Engineer (R7934)

Engineering | Remote, IL, United States

Apply Now!
Job Duties:
  • Design functional data models by understanding use cases and data sources
  • Build scalable, complex DBT models
  • Design and build scalable data orchestration and transformation
  • Inject SDLC best practices into the data stack, and provide guidance to other data engineers
  • Implement CI/CD pipelines with automated testing, code instrumentation, and real time monitoring
  • Practice/Implement data security, encryption and masking policies across various data sets and data sources
  • Work with business and engineering teams to identify scope, constraints, dependencies, and risks
  • Identify risks and opportunities across the business and drive solutions

  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in data engineering field
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience with cloud technologies
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in data pipelines (ETL / ELT)
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience with Snowflake (or similar)
  • Experience with DBT (CLI or Cloud)
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Advanced SQL proficiency
  • Advanced understanding of GIT and GIT fundamentals
  • Experience conducting thorough code reviews using GIT
  • Working knowledge of DevOps concepts, and CI / CD pipelines
  • Working knowledge of Agile frameworks and Jira
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders across multiple business units
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to debug complex environments and data pipelines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced experience with Data Visualization tools (ex: Tableau and Power BI)
  • Experience with creating CI / CD Pipeline
  • Experience with Python
  • Functional experience with AWS

About Avalara:

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.

We're 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's 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., Canada, Brazil, UK, Europe and India.

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.

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.

Apply Now!