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Title:  Director, International Tax


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  32479


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary


NetApp is a hybrid cloud data services and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Founded in 1992, NetApp has repeatedly transformed businesses and set industry standards for over two decades. Behind our success is an open, collaborative culture that fuels fresh ideas. Join us, and we will help you do your best work.


NetApp is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated Director, International Tax to manage all areas of international tax. The Director will be involved in IP structure changes, planning for new U.S. Tax Laws and proposed International legislations, technical and structuring support to NetApp’s new business initiatives and products, and new processes as required by the new structure. The Director must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment and to work closely and proactively with numerous functional teams across our organization. This position will be based in Sunnyvale, California and report to the Senior Director of Tax.

Job Requirements


  • Keep current on developments in global tax that may affect our business, including monitoring, researching and analyzing the effects of US and international legislation
  • Analyze local country tax requirements around all aspects of our business, including entering new countries, compliance in existing markets, and proper structuring of acquisitions, reorganizations and cross-border transactions
  • Provide technical support to modeling potential tax accounting and tax return implications of tax initiatives and proposed changes to domestic and international tax laws
  • Responsible for implementation of global tax planning strategy including technical analysis, ownership of implementation workplan, and appropriate documentation for use in accounting, compliance and tax audit cycles  
  • Manage local tax teams in EMEA and APAC to ensure timely filings of returns in these regions
  • Advise, review and track global transfer pricing and intercompany arrangements
  • Assist in developing and implementing integration strategies for M&A activities
  • Provide strategic support on the international tax aspects of tax examinations and inquiries by the IRS and foreign tax authorities
  • Prepare and/or review US international tax calculations such as GILTI, FDII, subpart F, FTC, etc.
  • Prepare and/or review international tax disclosures for the US consolidated income tax return
  • Work with the tax provision team to identify uncertain tax positions and the need for remeasurement and release of income tax reserves for US and foreign international tax related items
  • Prepare and/or review quarterly and year-end tax provision calculations relating to international operations for US consolidated and local statutory financials


  • Bachelor's degree and JD, LL.M or MST
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant international tax experience in public accounting and corporate tax departments with at least 5 years in-house in areas of international income tax planning, reporting and compliance, and hands-on implementation of tax strategies with a global, multi-billion-dollar company
  • Strong technical tax knowledge of or experience with new U.S. tax laws (TCJA) planning (GILTI, FDII, tax credit, BEAT) as well as international IP structure, IP valuation, withholding tax, and PE
  • Knowledge of transfer pricing issues common to U.S. multi-national technology companies
  • Capability to quickly understand and integrate business objectives with tax strategies
  • Experience in managing local tax teams in EMEA and APAC
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with all levels of management and cross functional teams
  • Willing and able to manage and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach
  • Willing and able to perform tasks at all levels, from detailed preparation to high level review
  • Independent and self-driven with the ability to find solutions and make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Growth mindset and willingness to embrace change


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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