Software Engineering SMTS – Tableau

Tableau Software
September 19, 2022
Palo Alto, CA
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Products and Technology

Job Details

Tableau helps people see and understand data. Our analytics platform fuels exploration, allowing you to quickly answer questions with data and share insights across your organization. Global enterprises, early-stage startups, nonprofits, and governments all use Tableau's intuitive software to quickly transform their data into actionable insights. We are passionate about our product and our mission and we are loyal to each other and our company. We value work/life balance, efficiency, simplicity, freakishly friendly customer service, and making a difference in the world!

The Server Cloud team has a need for a Software Engineer Senior Member of Technical Staff (SMTS). The team was originally formed to port our popular Tableau Server product to Linux. Building on that success, our team has worked on containerizing Tableau Cloud (our SaaS product offering) and bringing containerized deployments to our self-hosted customers through Tableau Server in a Container. We also work to integrate Tableau Online onto Salesforce infrastructure.

We are a multicultural team that welcomes diversity and works closely with one another, supporting each other through code reviews, shared debugging sessions, and mentorship. Through our products' beta testing process, we have worked extensively with customers to ensure our products meet their needs.


As a Software Engineering SMTS, you will be expected to:

  • Lead the design and implementation of new features, develop deep domain knowledge and teach others what you know, understand and advocate for our team's mission, and help build Tableau by participating in hiring loops
  • Work with a variety of languages throughout Tableau Server and Tableau Cloud, including Java, C++, Bash scripts, Python, and more
  • Work with strong concentrations on Linux, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Increasingly work in the public cloud, especially AWS


  • You have 5+ years demonstrable experience developing services/features/platforms and are familiar with agile development methodologies
  • Have what it takes to write software that is used by thousands or millions of people
  • Team focused: you will work extensively with your teammates, and with people across Tableau. Working as a team is a core value at Tableau
  • Quick learner: there is a lot to learn at Tableau, and you will be expected to pick things up quickly, with the help of documentation and your teammates
  • Mentorship: you receive mentorship eagerly, and you will be expected to mentor others
  • Customer delight: you are ready to work with and delight our customers, both directly, and indirectly by helping other departments at Tableau who work directly with customers every day like Sales and Support
  • Linux: you know Linux and are eager to learn more
  • Containers: you have experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Cloud: you have experience with other cloud technologies and platforms

For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $128,600.00. You may also be entitled to receive bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits.


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