Learning & Development Trainer, Engineering
Pune, MH, India
3d ago

Job Summary

Support the up-skilling of development teams across the globe to enable the maturing of Avalara Engineering into a world-class organization.

Avalara is seeking a training specialist who wants to join an international, fast-growing Engineering division, and develop long-term training programs across the globe that focus on core competency assessment, skills development, onboarding, and certification opportunities.

Avalara's ambitious mission is to be a part of every transaction in the world. As governments increase their demands on businesses to be tax compliant, this means developing cutting-edge technology to process millions of sales on-demand and populate tax returns all over the world.

To support this end goal, Avalara requires a world-class team of software engineers.

The objective of the Engineering Training Specialist role is to lead and support a variety of training initiatives that enhance our technical abilities, mature our agile practices, and enable new hires to hit the ground running.

This role requires an understanding of software development best practices, excellent interpersonal communication, self-driven project and program management, and a thirst for sharing knowledge.

Job Duties

  • Become knowledgeable in our tech stack and products / services
  • Create a technical skills gap analysis program
  • Produce a detailed internal library of coding best practices, the do's-and-don'ts at Avalara, and educational resources
  • Create and deliver a training curriculum that develops core technical competencies
  • Identify and vet external resources that aid in targeted areas of skills development
  • Develop universal skills assessment tests for hiring managers by role type, tech stack, and geography
  • Establish a benchmark of core competencies by role type, including for front-end and back-end developers / testers
  • Deliver live training sessions on process changes and new requirements / deadlines as mandated by SDLC and agile directives, Security, Architecture Review Board, and other Engineering teams
  • Assist in the creation of a certification program that rewards employees for pursuing further education and expertise;
  • identify certifications available to employees; assess the value to Avalara for different technology certifications

  • Identify new opportunities for training and professional development
  • Help introduce new tooling / technology and create user guides and demos
  • Develop special projects for each new hire to execute in lower test environments, as well as the curriculum needed for each hire in our various functional areas based on the technologies, languages, and platforms they leverage
  • Continuously incorporate improvements to the onboarding bootcamp experience
  • Qualifications

  • Min 8 years of adult training or education
  • Project management of long-term programs and initiatives
  • Self-sufficient and empowered to deliver without heavy supervision
  • Excellent communication, planning, and presentation skills
  • Working in a wide variety of applications and software systems; tech-saavy
  • Creating training materials using different mediums (PPT; recorded videos in technologies like Gitlab, SQL, MongoDB, etc.
  • Confluence pages, etc.)

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Coding instruction
  • 1-2 years coding experience
  • Working with people all over the world
  • Executive-level reporting and presenting
  • PMP / Agile Certification
  • Should be comfortable working with 3-4 hours of overlapping.

    About Avalara

    Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types.

    The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. The Avalara Compliance Cloud® platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

    Avalara offers more than 800 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers.

    Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

    Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and Canada, and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at

    The perks of working at Avalara go beyond amazing physical spaces and a Tiki Bar. We're committed to continued progress in diversity and inclusion.

    As an employee at Avalara, you'll have the opportunity to join resource groups focused on diversity of thought, engage with your local or global community about topics that matter to you and the organization and receive continued education around inclusion and development.

    As Avalara grows, so do the voices within it. It's time to hear your voice.

    Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, gender, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

    We thrive on diversity and encourage people from all walks of life to apply to Avalara's open positions.

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