Remote Tax Geography Engineer job at TaxJar

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There’s a person we want to work with.

Thing is, we're not talking about someone specific. In fact, that’s the problem. We’re talking about a set of traits and an attitude, which is scarce! We want developers who see things differently;  that don't conform to the norm. You’re ready to get the job done, and even surprise us. 

TaxJar’s remote-only team of 200+ people is growing quickly! We have an immediate need for a Tax Geography Engineer who wants to help us make eCommerce easier for everyone.

We are seeking an individual with a set of proficiencies that are uncommonly found together outside of the sales/use or property tax application realm. If you are a quick learner outside of the Tax space who can promptly fill in the gaps you would be a great fit for this role.

We are looking for someone who possesses the following:
  • Creative problem-solving 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Rapid learner
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience and/or ability to work well remotely and asynchronously
  • Experience in 2 or more of the below core components with at least 3+ years of work experience

*We are open to candidates who may be particularly advanced in one of the following dimensions and are highly motivated to learn quickly.

Core Competencies:

Computer Science:
  • Experience with Python and Ruby/Rails to develop applications
  • Experience with Python’s pandas library
  • Python’s geopandas library and/or geodatabases experience is a plus
  • SQL experience is a plus
  • Sales Tax Subject Matter Knowledge:
  • Foundational knowledge of basic sales/use tax concepts and jurisdictional structure 
  • Experience with tax engines, auditing, tax return preparation, etc. is a plus
  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate to advanced capabilities with data applications such as Excel or Google Sheets
  • Experience working with very large datasets
  • High degree of proficiency with GIS software (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.)
  • Ability to demonstrate fluid proficiency with geoprocessing tools such as spatial joins, tabular joins, merges, unions, clips, etc. to manage multiple layers of feature classes with a high degree of accuracy
  • Some experience with using Python to automate tasks and workflows in conjunction with GIS software
  • Experience working with very large datasets
  • Familiarity with United States Postal Service (USPS) data conventions is a plus

Candidates with SaaS or sales tax experience are highly encouraged to apply!

Please note that we are not able to sponsor any type of international visa at this time.

At TaxJar,  we believe a diverse team creates better solutions for our customers.  Read our Diversity statement below:

TaxJar is a human-first company. 

People are accepted and free to be who they are.

We embrace that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are essential sources of creativity and innovation that bring a richness of thinking and experience to the work that is celebrated at TaxJar. Simply put, we care. We will always put people - our team and our customers - first, by supporting our people to do their best work building products our customers love. 

Our formula is simple. We believe we have an elevated level of responsibility in everything we do. This means we empower our team to do the right thing for each other and for our customers, and we do the right thing, even when it's harder. We’ve built a team based on trust, that endeavors to maximize our team members’ individual talents so our workplace creates a sense of meaning and belonging for everyone.

TaxJar’s 2020 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging report here.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at

  • Excellent health, vision and dental benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • 12 week paid maternity/ 6 week paid paternity leave

Visit for a full list of our benefits and to learn more about how we work and what we stand for.

Job posted 2021-07-03