Manager, Software Engineering R7762

Engineering | Brighton, United Kingdom,United Kingdom

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Location: Brighton / Hybrid

As the Engineering Software Manager of the EMEA CUP team (part of our Global User Interface Organisation) you'll be responsible for delivery of the customer-facing application of our managed VAT returns business.

This application allows users to self serve and manage their data associated with VAT returns. You'll be expected to orchestrate the delivery of high quality, well-tested UI features, integrations with backend systems, and advocate for industry best practices. Most importantly, you'll be expected to create an inclusive, collaborative team environment that allows our engineers to be maximally productive.


  • Mentoring and leading a team of talented engineers, ensuring we have the right structure to balance engagement and support with growth and scale, with an inclusive work environment.

  • Providing technical leadership, including architectural guidance and technology strategy across multiple product lines.

  • Partnering closely with product and design to deliver a user experience that our customers love.

  • Leading team to ensure we can execute flawlessly on product and engineering roadmaps.

  • Collaborating closely with stakeholders and leadership in and outside of engineering to ensure we have alignment and are executing on the right business objectives.

  • Influencing and supporting broader agile and SDLC related processes.

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • Minimum of 7 years experience working on Saas-based solutions or complex, large scale enterprise applications.

  • Prior people management experience.

  • Expert level programming language knowledge (C#, or Javascript) and experience

  • Experience architecting and deploying cloud infrastructure eg. AWS, Azure, GCP

  • Mentoring, demonstrable leadership skills.

  • A strong customer focus and desire to improve our customers' lives.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Terraform, CloudFormation or equivalent infrastructure-as-code tooling.

  • Experience with statically-typed JavaScript variants like flow.js and TypeScript

  • About Avalara:

    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 in North and South America, Europe and India

    Equal Opportunities: 

    Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

    Reasonable Accommodation:

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