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Senior Software Engineer

Tableau Software
Kirkland, WA
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Careers | Tableau Software

Senior Software Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location(s): Kirkland, WA

Tableau Software is a company on a mission. We help people see and understand their data. After a highly successful IPO in 2013, Tableau has become a market-defining company in the business intelligence industry. But don’t take our word for it—read what analysts like BARC and Gartner have to say about us. (Spoiler: You’ll find terms like “Leader” and “#1.”)

Tens of thousands of companies and organizations have chosen Tableau. From the executive suites of Fortune 500 companies to the jungles of Central America, from immunology research labs to high school robotics club meetings, our software can be found anywhere people have data and questions. Additionally, journalists, bloggers, and major media web sites have embraced our free product, Tableau Public, for its ability to help them share data online in the form of interactive visualizations. Check out all of our products at: www.tableau.com/product-tour.

Tableau’s culture is casual and high-energy. 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. Tableau offers exceptional professional and financial growth potential.

To learn more about Tableau’s mission, please visit: http://mission.tableau.com


What you’ll be doing…

You will design and develop enterprise software for a next-generation Visual Analytics and Collaboration suite.  As a full-stack developer, you will be working on a Java-based platform on which we build server-based applications as well as a UI layer utilizing various JavaScript frameworks. The server platform is the foundation that allows businesses to analyze large datasets interactively and allows people who are passionate about data to bring their interactive data views to life. You will be able to take on a variety of projects, from building a high-performance backend to a web-based analytics tool, to building robust and highly available clustered services, to extending the abilities of people to collaborate on data at intranet and Internet scales.  You will do this and more in a highly collaborative environment full of talented professionals who are dedicated to helping people “see and understand their data”.

Who you are

·         Experienced . You have 5 or more years industry (non-intern) experience coding commercial software and a passion for solving complex problems. You have solid development skills with object-oriented languages (Java, C++, C#) and preferably web technologies and development tools as well. Experience developing scalable services using open source or contributions toward open source projects are a plus.

·         Relentlessly High Standards.   You believe in automation and writing tests for your own code as a way of maintaining high quality in your products.

·         A True Team Player.   You enjoy collaborating, learning from or teaching others so we can all become better developers. 

·         Technically Savvy.   You understand what it takes to write software that is used by thousands or millions of people – things that are robust, scalable, and that perform well.

·         Customer Advocate.  You understand customer requirements and prioritize for maximum customer / user experience.

·         You are a recruiter!  Tableau hires company builders and, in this role, you will be asked to be on the constant lookout for the best talent to bring onboard to help us continue to build one of the best companies in the world!


  • At least 5 years professional experience with some combination of Java, C#, C++, or other object oriented languages

  • Comfortable with programming for concurrency

  • Experience with relational databases and SQL.

  • Look beyond your assigned work for chances to "make things right"

  • When placed on a small team, other team members soon look to you for technical advice and direction

  • Able to ramp up quickly on a new codebase

  • Able to take a vague requirement, interact with the requester to clarify it, turn that into a solid design, and turn the design into reality

  • Been there, done that, made the mistakes, and are determined not to make the same ones again---or to allow others to.

  • Experience with the complete software development lifecycle

  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively in a professional environment, and to build a consensus within and across teams

Nice to have:

  • Experience with the Spring framework

  • Expert level knowledge of Java

  • Knowledge of C++

  • Knowledge of modern functional languages like Haskell, F#, etc.

  • Experience with JPA/Hibernate

  • Experience with PostgreSQL

  •           Experience with both Windows and Linux development

Tableau Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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