Software Developer In Test

Engineering | Brighton, United Kingdom

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We are looking for a Software Developer In Test. The Engineering team is building Avalara's next generation of SaaS software to be part of every VAT calculation in the world. Software with 5 nines of reliability. Software which is part of a sales checkout process so it's got to be fast and accurate. That requires systems with massive scale and redundancy by design with functional excellence. It also requires top notch APIs and a SOA design for maintainability and extensibility.

In this role, you will be responsible for functional, performance, integration, reliability and subsequent automation testing to ensure world class quality of Avalara products. You will be the voice of the customer within the organization, demanding zero defects, five nine's reliability and ease of use.

Job Duties:

  • Engage in continuous automated and manual testing activity throughout agile development iterations to ensure zero defects.
  • Participate in iteration planning, providing input on required testing tasks, process, and associated effort for the selected user stories.
  • Create and manage bug reports, ensuring they are clearly communicated to the team and addressed in a timely, thorough, and satisfactory manner.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations on software usability and functionality.
  • Investigate customer problems referred by technical support.
  • Be a passionate voice of the customer within the development organization.
  • Be a key participant in creating a Quality First and Zero Defects culture.
  • Support software releases.
  • Engage in team process improvement.
  • Qualifications:

  • Significant demonstrable related work experience including writing test cases, test plans and code coverage.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent.
  • A strong understanding of test methodologies and software engineering by testing one or more products throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle.
  • Strong QA skills: planning, exploratory testing, defect reporting and troubleshooting.
  • Experience building automation in Browser and RESTful and SOAP web services.
  • Experience using various tools such as jMeter, Selenium, WebDriver, SOAPUI.
  • Experience with GitHub, JIRA, Confluence.
  • Experience using Jenkins for CI, CT.
  • Experience in performance, load and reliability engineering.
  • Proven problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and flexibility to work collaboratively with others in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, collaboration, follow-up and self-motivation.
  • Experience of creating CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience working with JIRA and Confluence.
  • Willingness to dive in and get to the bottom of a problem.
  • Outstanding problem solving and debugging skills.
  • Strong knowledge of .NET framework.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server/ any other RDBMS.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional demeanour, team player, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of source control tools such as GitLab.
  • Proven ability to make things happen and meet commitments.
  • Ability to work under pressure and thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • About Avalara:

    We're building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Almost every purchase, be it a tank of gas, cup of coffee, a pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, meal kit, streamed song, or every sensor-to-sensor ping requires a nuanced & unique 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. and around the world, in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K.

    Equal Opportunities:

    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.

    Reasonable Accommodation:

    Avalara is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can follow this process outlined when applying for a position: Please provide your name and contact information to our recruitment team at

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