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Senior Director, Operations and Support - Tableau

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Tableau Online is the fastest-growing part of Tableau's business. We operate in dozens of regions worldwide, giving people everywhere the power of Tableau instantly without infrastructure or operations overhead. 

If you are interested in heading, growing, managing, leading, mentoring, and further developing our globally distributed team of cloud reliability and support specialists in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment, we have a role for you! Join us to define standards for creating maintainable, scalable, and reliable services to operate on public cloud platforms and drive a better support experience for both our on-prem and online customers in this role.

You'll join a team of highly collaborative and passionate people on a mission to help people see and understand data, dedicated to building a fantastic company and workplace, and who are relentlessly focused on our customers and building amazing products.

Some of the things you will be doing include:

  • Ensure high uptime and reliability of Tableau Online\Tableau Public by providing 24x7 monitoring and optimal response processes

  • Accountable for triaging, investigating, and troubleshooting product defects raised from Support and helping Support solve hardest non-product issues raised by on-prem customers

  • Establish a scalable Site Reliability Engineering function, including integrated, automated monitoring and Self-healing

  • Work with CISO on compliance and security, from threat monitoring to comply with appropriate security standards (SSAE 16, ISAE 3402, etc.)

  • Establish KPIs and metrics that ensure a high bar for uptime of Production systems and provide deep visibility into the production systems' health.

  • Work across teams at Tableau to ensure that we can deliver our solutions in production with scale and reliability and deal with customer's product issues with urgency and care. 

  • Drive operational rigor, apply best practices and processes through rapid organizational growth 

  • Drive the technical culture, so every team member obsesses about scale, performance, security, operations, and ease of use.  

  • Assist with making Tableau a company of builders; you will be expected to attract and senior engineering talent to continue Tableau's focus on building great software for our customers. 

Who you are:

  • You've operated production SaaS systems at scale.

  • You've understood and put into practice SRE principles.

  • You've grown and led a large team of SREs, Product supportability engineers, and managers (50+ people), fostering an inclusive environment.

  • Experience supporting customer problems and communication

  • History of strong leadership to drive recruiting, building, and growing engineering organizations at scale.

  • Strong technical background that includes cloud technology, distributed systems, web technologies, and build tools

  • Ability to formulate and articulate strategy/vision and effectively drive consensus across the organization 

  • Excellence technical communications skills at all levels of the organization, including both technical and non-technical individuals 

  • Strong organizational judgment and problem-solving

  • Developed collaborative interpersonal communication skills, including verbal, written, and listening communications. 

  • BS in Computer Science or related field preferred (Graduate Degree in Computer Science or related field is a plus) 15+ years of experience managing a high-performing engineering team in a rapidly growing environment. 

  • 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 on board to help us continue to build one of the world's best companies.


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