Tableau Software Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, California

Senior Software Engineer

Department: Engineering

Location(s): Palo Alto, CA

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: at .

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: at


What you’ll be doing…

You’ll be working with a team of amazing engineers to design and develop end to end features that help people shorten the time and effort needed to go from their questions to the data they need to answer those questions; the data they need to analyze. You will work on the platform building blocks and data modeling components, on the services that put it all together and on the experiences that ultimately help people find the data they want to see and understand. Our customers range from small organizations to Fortune 500 companies and our software must scale accordingly. Our platform code is written in C++, much of our server code is Java and we have multiple front ends ranging from C++ to Xamarin.

We are searching for great developers with interest and experience in C++ code and server development, solid coding, debugging and design skills and experience making systems scale and perform.

Who you are… *LI-ZB1

  • Experienced. You have 7+ years of experience designing solutions, modeling systems, writing code, debugging hard issues and have a passion for solving complex problems. You know what it takes to build enterprise-ready software.

  • Highly Technical. You have solid development skills with C++ and a strong foundation in algorithms and data structures.

  • Curious. You enjoy venturing out and expanding your areas or expertise, learning how to do new things in new ways and understanding why things are the way they are.

  • Relentlessly High Standards. You love building great products. You believe in automation and writing tests for your own code as a way of maintaining high quality in your code. You love writing things that “just work”. You know how to make large scale systems that are robust, scalable, and that perform well.

  • A True Team Player. You enjoy collaborating, learning from or teaching others so we can all become better developers. You make the people around you better.

  • 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!