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Sr. Customer Solutions Data Engineer, Tableau

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As the Senior Customer Solutions Data Engineer you will be responsible for expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline architecture, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross-functional teams. You’re experienced as a data pipeline builder and data wrangler who enjoys optimizing data systems and building them from the ground up. The Senior Data Engineer will support our team of Analysts and Data Scientists on initiatives, acting as a coach and mentor, writing and reviewing code underlying the system, and project management (ensuring we are executing effectively on the roadmap). The person will also be responsible for providing reporting, providing analysis and recommendations for future strategy and governance.

Some of the things you’ll be doing include…

  • Build and architect the Customer Solutions Data Platform, owning the roadmap for Customer Solutions data integrations and data sources.

  • Build robust, scalable data processing and data ingestion pipelines using Python, Kafka, Spark, REST API endpoints and microservices to ingest data from a variety of external data sources to Snowflake, and use Airflow to build workflow DAGs and schedule jobs.

  • Develop data quality automations and unit tests to ensure the accuracy of the data delivered to the Analysts, Data Scientists and Business Customers.

  • Redesign infrastructure to build solutions that scale gracefully as our data volumes grow exponentially, automating manual processes and optimizing data delivery.

  • Define and implement monitoring and alerting policies for data solutions.

  • Develop data models that support analytical models used by Tableau. Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional/non-functional business requirements

  • Participate in code reviews and related processes.

  • Lead knowledge-sharing sessions to train team members on new skills or technologies.

  • Work with internal customers to understand their needs, author and define implementation plans, and functional specifications that solve those needs.

  • Project Management: Run analytics projects/programs through their lifecycle; Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning; Oversee third party deliverables on projects where necessary; Efficiently identify and resolve program issues; Design and maintain technical and project documentation.

  • Regularly assess and improve own performance in such areas as job knowledge, technical skills, productivity, accountability, quality, initiative, innovation, drive, working relationships, communications, leadership and alignment with the Tableau core values.

  • Mentor more junior members of the team.


Who you are…

  • Passionate. You have a passion for data, building data platforms, and enjoy solving complex data integration problems with modern, cloud-based technologies. You are naturally curious, enjoy learning new technologies and seek out efficient solutions without producing complicated code. You understand the value of delivering value to the customer quickly and welcome incremental feedback. You maintain a high personal standard for delivering quality software, with a sense of urgency to our users that performs at scale and is easily maintained by other team members.

  • Experienced.Bachelors degree required, preferably BA/BS in Computer Science. 5-7+ years professional experience in software engineering role. 2-3+ years ETL development experience. AWS Certifications on either a Developer or Architect track handy but not required. Bachelors degree required.

  • Technically Savvy.A technical background that includes modern programming languages, frameworks and patterns, test automation, performance optimization and debugging. Experience with data, analytics, and data warehousing concepts, including database management, ETL architecture and development, and strong SQL proficiency. Snowflake, Google BigQuery and Google Cloud Platform experience preferred. Experience writing Python code and complex, highly optimized SQL queries across large data sets.

  • Strong Team Player. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. You have the ability to articulate ideas and proposals clearly to stakeholders and working effectively across internal functional teams and external vendor relationships. You have a willingness to jump in and help when needed, learn and teach new skills, and have the experience and professionalism required to meet objectives.

  • Go-Getter.Tableau and Salesforce.com product knowledge or the ability to learn it quickly. Enthusiasm for a fast-growing, fast-changing environment.

  • Detail oriented.Nothing gets overlooked when it comes to you.

  • 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 best companies in the world!


Tableau Software is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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