Tableau Software Senior Technical Recruiter in Palo Alto, California

Senior Technical Recruiter

Department: Operations

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


Our Product Development Recruiting team is growing and we are looking for some new additions. A little about us…we love our technology and are deeply committed to building this company and to help people see and understand their data. We have incredibly tight relationships with our business and thrive on the partnerships we have built. In a nutshell...our team is a great place for Recruiters to shine. We have fun and respect and appreciate one another. From impromptu roof top get-togethers, to a day at the ballpark, we make time to understand each other and our diverse backgrounds and have enjoyable working relationships.

Most important…we love this company! Whether it be the freakishly friendly attitude you encounter when you first walk in the door, to the amazing connection we have with our customers. It’s just a tight knit community here and being on the frontline of talent acquisition is the perfect place to let everyone know!

While our recruiting team is based out of Seattle, this role will join the dev team and one of our Senior Recruiters in the Palo Alto office. It’s a great opportunity to work with the local team to expand Tableau’s footprint in Palo Alto. Travel to Seattle will be occasional (2-4 times per year).

What you will do …

  • This role will be a Full Cycle position and this Senior Recruiter will be responsible for Sourcing to Close…and beyond

  • Partner with business executives (Director, VP+), hiring managers and the recruiting team to assess short and long term hiring requirements and collaborate on org wide recruiting activities and overall external talent acquisition strategy

  • Develop & implement effective and innovative recruiting strategies to attract and source high quality candidates

  • Screen and interview candidates for key role requirements and company values alignment

  • Connect with candidates throughout the recruitment process, provide a world-class experience, solicit feedback and ensure win-win outcomes

  • Participate in recruitment related activities such as conferences, sourcing lunches and open house events

  • Work closely with your peer team to support our overall efforts to hire in Product Development

  • Coach and mentor hiring teams and recruiting team members

  • Hire lots of really smart, inspired people

Who you are… #LI-JV1

  • Experienced. You have a proven track record of working in-house, as a corporate recruiter in the Palo Alto metro area, and delivering growth to fast paced, successful and innovative organizations. Experience (7-10+ years) recruiting multiple technical/software engineering full time profiles within a commercial or consumer product development (you have hired people who build products that ship directly to external customers) organization (Java and C++ devs, SAAS/Cloud, DevOps experience a plus). You have a recruiter brand and are known in the recruiting community. You have deep knowledge of the local market and have employed proven strategies to hire and build a local recruiting brand.

  • Company builder. You have a great eye for finding, attracting, assessing, advocating for and closing full time software engineering talent.

  • Go-Getter. You always work at warp speed and are willing to go the extra mile. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and have a strong sense of urgency.

  • Tenacious . You won't stop until the job is done (or in this case - filled!) You strive to remember - and follow through on - every detail.

  • Organized, DATA fanatic. You care about your data. Tracking, reporting analyzing and sharing out your data are second nature for you. Your data helps you tell your businesses staffing story.

  • Partner. You enjoy working with hiring teams, bring value into talent related conversations and aim for delivering excellent hiring manager and candidate experience.

  • Passionate and convincing. You have the ability to inspire passion in others, strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful. Effectively give and receive feedback.

  • Energetic and creative. Energy and enthusiasm are your hallmarks. You think outside the box and wow people with your interesting angles, new ideas, and quality work. You love the creative process - especially when it leads to hiring great employees that wouldn't have been discovered without you!

  • Flexible. This role may require you to plug and play where needed. You enjoy the variety of working with and getting to know multiple businesses and profiles.

  • Team player. Recruiting is a team sport; supporting each other in achieving best possible results is key to success.