Software Support Engineer

Job Description

TaxJar is the leading technology solution for busy eCommerce sellers to manage sales tax and is trusted by more than 20,000 businesses.

Our core values:

  • We know that we’re better together
  • We are always learning and growing
  • We shape our own destiny
  • We build relationships that matter

We have an immediate opening for a Software Support Engineer to be a part of our team that directly supports our customers using TaxJar and our sales tax integrations for Netsuite..

You will join our technical support team within the product engineering group and help us support and improve the TaxJar product our customers love. You will serve as the first point of contact for our customers and partners seeking technical assistance over the phone or email for the TaxJar application and services. You will perform remote troubleshooting and use targeted questions to provide customers the best solution based on the provided information and knowledge of TaxJar’s application.

*This is a full-time remote position available to folks located in the US.

On the Technical Support team you will:

  • Solve technical problems for customers on a daily basis. Our support engineers need to be fast learners and get up to speed quickly on our product and integrations.
  • Categorize and quickly respond to customer questions and requests via email (we use Help Scout).
  • Face debugging issues not only within our own Ruby and PHP codebase but also with the many technologies employed by our customers.
  • Troubleshoot SmartCalcs API questions, and help customers with issues in our in-house extensions such as our WooCommerce plugin,  Magento extension or ERPs such as NetSuite and Acumatica.
  • Track & monitor all customer requests and trending product issues.
  • Distill complex issues into underlying causes and work directly with our product development teams to deploy solutions while consistently delivering world-class support.
  • Interact with the developers to help identify root causes to bugs and exceptions reported by customers or by our application.


  • Proven experience in a technical help desk or customer support role
  • Demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot errors in one or all SQL, Ruby and PHP
  • Experience supporting open source carts like WooCommerce and Magento
  • Highly-skilled in written and verbal communications
  • Experience working with a remote team
  • Extremely patient…sales tax can be painful and our goal is to ease that pain 🙂
  • Ability to multitask on various client issues and prioritize issues.
  • Approaches success from the customer’s point of view
  • You enjoy teaching
  • Able to explain complex concepts in easy to understand language
  • Interested in understanding the ins-and-outs of sales tax
  • Attentive to details, both in communication and in explaining how TaxJar works

You’ll be a great fit on our team if you:

  • Only want to work remotely
  • Are a PRO at communicating and collaboration
  • Highly value working with people you like and respect
  • Are accountable
  • Are confident in your skills and a solid team player (We’re peers here, no egos please) but also comfortable working asynchronously
  • Are hungry to play an impactful role and not afraid to fail

We’re a happy team and we all really love what we do. We’ve created a space where high-achievers can succeed, but are also safe to fail. We’re profitable and focused on growing TaxJar sustainably. We’re always learning how to make TaxJar the best place to work for all of us, and not just another tech startup. We’re always looking for an amazing new teammates to come share in the excitement of solving real-world problems with technology.


  • Excellent health, vision and dental benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • 401k Plan
  • $1,000 in professional development credit
  • Home office stipend
  • Equity in a profitable company
  • 2x year all-company in person retreats (fully paid for by us of course)
  • Mandatory Birthday holiday!
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • Monthly perks reimbursement for things like Netflix, Amazon Prime, your gym membership, home internet and more

Once you apply, we highly encourage you to check your spam and promotion folders for application updates. Please visit for a full list of our amazing benefits for full-time employees, and to learn more about our values and how we work. You can learn more about our hiring process here.

Know someone who would be a great candidate for this opportunity? If you send us a referral, we’ll pay you $1,000 if we hire them! To refer someone, please email their full name to [email protected] and add “Candidate Referral – [Job Title]” to the subject line once the individual has applied for a role.

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