Tableau Software is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world, with nearly 100% annual sales growth. Tableau makes fast analytics and visualization products that help people see and understand data of any size or format. The company is on its way to becoming a large, market-defining company in the business intelligence industry and is next in a long line of high profile Stanford spinouts (e.g., Google, Yahoo, VMWare). Customers of all sizes use our products, from Fortune 500 companies, to video game designers, to scientists in the jungles of Central America, to high school principals. Our software is for anyone with data and questions! Additionally, Tableau’s web products ( www.tableaupublic.com ) are used by bloggers, journalists, and major media web sites to share data online as interactive visualizations. Check out our products at: www.tableausoftware.com/products/tour .
Tableau’s culture is casual yet high energy. We are passionate about our product and 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.
What you’ll be doing…
Here at Tableau, we love and use our products as much as our customers do. Using Tableau Server to understand our own data comes naturally and the thought of using our new features as soon as possible can sometimes trigger a true Pavlovian response! To support our business and engineering needs, we have several production-grade Tableau Server installations that we use, maintain, and explore with two goals: to maintain a world-class server cluster for our own use and simultaneously ensure our product is of the highest possible quality for our customers.
As a Software Engineer in the role of System Troubleshooter (aka “Software Detective and Tableau Server Explorer Extraordinaire”), you will apply your Tableau Server expertise, software engineering knowledge, love of exploring and understanding complex issues, and excellent diagnostic skills to help us achieve those goals. Some of the things you’ll be doing include…
Maintain production grade Tableau Server installations, fine-tuning for optimal performance, trolling for bugs and usability issues.
Exercise new features to explore their capabilities, increase your level of expertise in the product functionality, and uncover possible problems or improvements.
Analyze product log files, crash dumps, network traces, etc. to provide root cause analysis for failures reported against our internal servers or encountered during our full range of automated Tableau Server build and test processes.
Investigate problems reported by customers that involve complex configuration issues that require in-depth expertise, exploration and analysis. Implement tools, processes and visualizations to aid in diagnosing issues and other activities.
Look for patterns to gain insight into failures, that have been encountered either internally or externally, that are not generally reproducible but could be indicative of an underlying product issue. Work with other engineers and apply your system knowledge to help understand the nuances of particular system behaviors they have encountered.
Who you are…
Experienced. You have strong Tableau product knowledge, or ability to gain such knowledge quickly.
Investigator . You have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to break down and understanding large, complex issues.
Highly Technical . You have a BSCS or equivalent work experience. You possess a solid understanding of server applications and database systems architecture. You have the ability to read and understand programming languages such as Java, Ruby and C++. Experience debugging and modifying source code, a definite plus.
To learn more about Tableau’s culture, please visit: http://careers.tableausoftware.com
Tableau - 13 months ago
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