Tableau Software Senior Dev Project Manager in Seattle, Washington

Senior Dev Project Manager

Department: Engineering

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.

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What you'll be doing...

You’ll join a team of change agents that are effective at shifting software development and technical leadership practices across Tableau’s Product Development organization. Strategic Growth’s Senior Dev Project Manager is responsible for designing and managing a broad portfolio of learning projects and programs for Tableau’s engineering community. Working with cross-functional teams, you’ll lead the development of complex technical learning and leadership projects to establish new sustainable processes and drive critical change management initiatives.

Some of the things you'll be doing include...

  • Run complex projects/programs through the complete program lifecycle.

  • Seek information about the underlying needs of customers. Partners with customer and leadership stakeholders to define and prioritize strategic initiatives.

  • Uses others’ time efficiently – ideas and proposals are articulated clearly to stakeholders to limit the need for churn and re-work.

  • ‘Connects the dots’ – works with customers to identify interdependencies and upstream /downstream impacts. Coordinates multiple disparate efforts into a cohesive set of projects with clear success metrics.

  • Leads others in scoping problems by identifying key issues, inputs, stakeholders, and outcomes.

  • Define resources and schedule for project/program implementation.

  • Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.

  • Oversees project engineering and third party deliverables where necessary.

  • Efficiently identifies and resolves program issues.

  • Design and maintain project documentation.

  • Model operational excellence practices and continuous improvement.

  • Communicate clearly and compellingly to stakeholders of all levels.

  • Proactively identify and resolve issues that could impair the team’s ability to meet customer expectations.

  • Identify opportunities to operationalize and automate repeatable processes.

  • Manage and coordinate the actions and interactions of hundreds of contributors and customers.

  • Define, collect and measure key program metrics to inform success/failure.

  • Bring build-measure-learn to every problem we solve.

Who you are... *LI-JC1

  • Excellent Communicator. The skills and presence to effectively communicate across all levels of leadership. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Leader. Demonstrated success managing complex projects from start to finish, working with significant autonomy. Exceptional project management skills.

  • Highly Technical. Excellent decision making, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Committed to High Standards. The courage and confidence to challenge the status quo.

  • Strong communicator . Strong organizational, presentation, and customer research skills.

  • Problem Solver. Ability to propose solutions, and process flows based on the requirements gathered.

  • Strong team player …with track record of cross functional collaboration.

  • Results-oriented . Proven track record of moving complex programs from concept to execution.

  • Multi-Tasker. Ability to handle ambiguity effectively and oversee multiple projects at once.

  • Detail-Oriented. Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage expectations and customer demands. Handle details accurately and in a timely manner.

  • 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!

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree.

  • Experience:

  • 7+ years’ experience managing projects and/or programs.

  • Experience with content management systems and learning management systems, preferred.

  • Hands on experience with iterative data driven experimentation for examples, scientist, educator, experience software or hardware PM.

  • Experience with statistical analysis.

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems and Knowledge Management Tools.

  • Analytics depth in training management.