Mar 22, 2024 - News

Tax software firm Avalara to add 100 jobs in Durham

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 28: The field is seen during a rain delay before the Clemson Tigers play the Miami Hurricanes for the ACC Baseball Championship game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park on May 28, 2023 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

Avalara's office overlooks the right field at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Photo: Eakin Howard/Getty Images

Avalara, a Seattle-based tax software company with offices in Durham, is adding 100 new positions in the Bull City, the company announced.

Why it matters: In an era of tech startups moving to remote jobs and downsizing offices, Avalara is renewing its lease at the American Tobacco Campus' Diamond View office building, which overlooks the Durham Bulls' outfield.

State of play: While Avalara operates under a hybrid work model, a spokesperson for the company says it is focusing its hiring on workers within driving distance of the Durham office.

  • The company previously said it had more than 400 employees in Durham.

What they do: Avalara makes tax-compliance software that helps companies navigate the differences in sales tax rules across the country.

  • It was acquired by the private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $8.4 billion in 2022.

Between the lines: Most of the company's engineering talent is based in Seattle — though it is hiring across all departments in Durham.

  • The company said many of the new jobs it is looking to fill are in sales and project management roles. It's recruiting recent graduates for them.
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