Tableau Software Senior Systems Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure in Seattle, Washington

Senior Systems Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure

Department: Operations

Location(s): Seattle, WA

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


Tableau’s making a significant investment in our cloud strategy and our infrastructure team is expanding the shared services available to employees in the cloud while also managing our on-premise infrastructure. To build the future of cloud at Tableau, we’re looking for talented engineers and visionaries to help migrate our services to the cloud. As a member of our Core Infrastructure team, you’ll build applications and services in the cloud, write automation to support on-premise infrastructure and tooling, and provide end user support for the services we provide.


  • Are enthusiastic about all things cloud and want to stay at the forefront of distributed computing

  • Are driven to build great things and get awesome results

  • Are excited by technology’s ability to drive business impact

  • Understand the IaaS technologies, platforms and applications that should be migrated and have the skills to customize those pieces for our business

  • Start questions with “What if we…,” and end with, “What we can expect is…”

You will:

  • Create and implement automation for cloud platforms as well as on-premise infrastructure

  • Participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud

  • Ensure all cloud infrastructure components meet proper availability, cost, performance and security standards

  • Design, implement and maintain server, storage, network and security infrastructure

  • Design, implement and test disaster recovery and business continuity architecture

  • Troubleshoot end user issues and respond to after-hours escalations when on-call

  • Other duties as needed

You have: #LI-BF1

  • 4-5+ years of overall infrastructure experience

  • Infrastructure as code experience using well-known languages and frameworks including Cloud Formation, Terraform, Python, PowerShell, etc.

  • Expertise in Linux and Windows operating systems

  • Experience with AWS and VMWare

  • Hands-on experience designing, building and implementing the following AWS services: EC2, EBS, S3, Glacier, Lambda, ELB, IAM, Service Catalog, etc.

  • Knowledge of and active participation in repositories such as GitLab, Artifactory and GitHub

  • Understanding of Continuous Integration (CI) tools like Jenkins, GoCD, or Bamboo

  • The ability and willingness to master new technology or languages as needs change

  • A desire to push boundaries, creatively solve problems, test new ideas and pursue out-of-the-box solutions to solve business and technology challenges

  • Strong communications skills – written and verbal

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, related degree or equivalent