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Vice President Engineering

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Tableau Software, Inc

Palo Alto, CA

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What you\u2019ll be doing\u2026. In this critical leadership role in the Product Development organization, you will be the leading force in defining, delivering, operating, and evolving the foundational Data platform technologies. This spans from connectivity to disparate data sources, to query pipeline, query optimization and data engine including Hyper. We are challenging assumptions and leveraging new technology breakthrough and looking for a create leader to lead us on that journey. You and your team will directly influence the company\u2019s product direction and deliver innovative software and services to over 57,000 customer organizations. You'll join a team of highly collaborative and passionate people on a mission to help people see and understand data, who are dedicated to building a fantastic company and workplace, and who are relentlessly focused on our customers. If you are 1. Skilled at product strategy for enterprise data management software\/services and getting into the hearts and minds of users\u00a0 2. An experienced engineering\u00a0leader of global orgs 150 in size and\u00a0 3. Consider yourself a technologist,\u00a0excited about the finer details of crafting high quality, beautiful software and services, then read on! Why this position?\u00a0 This position is critical to Tableau\u2019s innovation and in its pursuit of the mission of helping people see and understand their data. Tableau has a huge amount of innovation and market opportunity ahead of us, and our customers are asking variety of questions (queries) on variety of data types (connectivity) and are expecting fast responses (in memory Data engine). Continuing to enhance our already exceptional technology stack around Connectivity, Query Pipeline, & Data Engine is critical to both - meeting our customer\u2019s expectation and pushing our mission forward. At Tableau, you\u2019ll be making a significant impact in a collaborative, supportive environment, while working on a beautiful and world-impacting product set. This is truly a rare opportunity for the right person. Some of the things you\u2019ll be doing include\u2026. Establishing a long-term vision and roadmap for the team and define 1-3 year strategy. Deliver customer-delighting, ground-breaking new functionality for Tableau. Work with others across the support and sales to align and leverage efforts Build a strong distributed team across US, Germany, and Canada by bringing out the best in our current team members, by hiring excellent new hires, and by aligning efforts and running successful projects. Manage and partner with other strategy area leaders across Tableau\u2019s entire dev organization Design and be involved in the implementation, execution, delivery and logistics as well as the program management aspects Actively help solve our engineering and research challenges and achieve breakthroughs. Demonstrate strong personal values and a commitment to our mission and customers. \u00a0Our ideal candidate for this role will have: Shipped commercial, enterprise, on-prem software products (external customers, not internal). Ideally, SAAS\/Cloud experience, in addition to traditional desktop\/server product experience. History of success in Database System leadership roles, with demonstrated leadership in developing and shipping commercial database products. Proven ability to define a clear vision and product roadmap that is challenging, but achievable and motivating to your team.\u00a0 Strong staff management and organizational skills Strong influence skills at the senior leadership level Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful; self-starter who acts with initiative and is pro-active 10 years of management experience 5 years in a product development leadership role related to data platforms or application technologies, shipping to external customers 5 years\u2019 experience in at least third-level management (two or more layers of managers reporting to you) 2 years experience working across multiple offices \u2013 in our case, within the US, Germany and Canada. Our ideal candidate for this role will be: *LI-JV1 Credible.\u00a0 You have done what we are asking our leaders to do, and you are able to understand the core essence of the challenge they face. Quality focused. \u00a0You know what it takes to deliver quality, sustainable systems, and you can teach others to do the same. You are passionate about high-quality software development and the technology and knowledge that supports it. Synthesizer.\u00a0 You role model how to distill a problem to its essence, to make it \u201cas simple as possible, but no simpler.\u201d You crystallize the wisdom of the team, and make the next steps obvious.\u00a0 Elegant.\u00a0 You sweat the details to bring a beautiful elegance to everything you put your name to\u2026and you make sure that the efforts of your team are well designed and coherent. Self-Motivated.\u00a0 The drive to deliver is just a part of you. You don\u2019t go home without accomplishing something. You routinely get stuff done in the absence of clarity, guidance, or kudos \u2026 although we will provide all three. Team Builder.\u00a0 You know how to recruit and retain top talent. You know how to bring out the best in those around you, both on your immediate team, and on the extended Tableau team. Team Player.\u00a0 You enjoy collaborating with, learning from, and teaching others so we all become better. You assume good intent in others, and actively do your part to make a positive work environment. Lifelong Learner.\u00a0 You stay current on new tools and approaches. But that\u2019s easy, because you get a kick out of learning new things! And you know that the best way to learn is to make mistakes. You make mistakes, and you tolerate mistakes by others\u2026because you value the learning. 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!

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