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Solution Engineer, OEM/Embedded Analytics

Seattle, WA, USA

This job was posted on:

September 4, 2020









$ - $



Job Details


Tableau is as much a philosophy as an amazing suite of tools. We enable people to transform data into something visual and understandable, empowering them to make important decisions based on those insights. If you are passionate about technology, but also care deeply about doing something meaningful, Tableau is the place for you. Our products have been key in helping organizations with data to address not just the immediate crises, but also the longstanding inequities behind them, including Climate Action, Equity, Global Health & Poverty.


What you’ll be doing…


The Solution Engineer has a specialized focus on and skills with deep technical proof points, including business intelligence, application programming interface (API), authentication and data security. This Solution Engineer is the key technical point of contact for embedded deals at Tableau specializing in complex  application and systems integration.  You will communicate the features, capabilities and benefits of Tableau to developers, application owners, product managers and software vendor community. You will act as the Embedded SME for customers and independent software vendors with questions regarding Tableau’s integration capabilities. You will regularly interact with product teams and present technically focused demonstrations to them. Work on special projects and research new technologies, tools and methodologies as they emerge that may be applicable. The Solution Engineer provides presales support contributing towards the successful conversion of prospects to customers and engages customers to nurture repeat purchases.


Some of the things you will be doing include…


  1. Work with development staff to articulate the value of Tableau’s products and solutions in an embedded analytics environment
  2. · Work with prospect’s data to deliver world-class embedded product demonstrations
  3. · Provide strategic presales support for sales activities including needs analysis, data review, product demonstrations and other general sales support
  4. · Become an expert in the features, benefits and application of Tableau’s products and APIs
  5. · Drive all aspects of successful proof of concepts from requirements and design to delivery
  6. · Communicate via phone, email, face-to-face and virtual meetings with prospects assisting and guiding them through the evaluation and selection process
  7. · Communicate daily with sales staff regarding sales activities and strategies
  8. · Educate and train the sales force in the features and use of Tableau, APIs and embedding
  9. · Provide proactive support to customers and prospects
  10. · Be the customer advocate and liaison for product management and development
  11. · Support all strategic deals involving complex application and systems integration
  12. · Provide embedding/API support and skills on strategic proof of concepts
  13. · Backup the technical support staff as needed
  14. · Other related duties as assigned


Who you are…


  1. Amazing Salesperson.  You have a desire, even an obsession, to bring new customers into the Tableau community and maximize revenue. You are a closer.
  2. · Technical Rock Star.  When you work with a piece of software, you want to know how far it can go. Once you reach that limit, you want to know how much farther you can push it. You enjoy being more technically savvy than a polished sales guy. You have roots in computer science, with a deep understanding of the power of business intelligence, databases, data analysis tools and most importantly solutions building.
  3. · Tinkerer. You are genuinely interested in tinkering with and learning new technology and what it has under the covers, with a special leaning towards software.
  4. · Developer-centric. You enjoy working with other developers, heads of engineering, product development, product management, CTOs, CIOs and other technical audiences.
  5. · Domain.  Proven experience succeeding in the sale of software to business users in all industries. Proven experience with supporting enterprise and departmental sales.  Experience with programming, web development and ETL tools (Informatica, Data Integrator, Data Transformation Services, etc.) a strong plus.
  6. · Conviction and Commitment.  You have an unshakable belief that Tableau’s products will improve the world – one person at a time.  Once you get it, you go all the way.
  7. · Go-Getter.  Willing to go the extra mile with a strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful.
  8. · Entrepreneurial.  Knowing how to build and grow a business from scratch is essential.
  9. · Energy and Creativity.  Energy and enthusiasm are your hallmarks. You think out-of-the-box and wow people with your interesting angles and quality work. You love the creative process – whether it’s selling a new customer or recruiting a great salesperson.
  10. · A True Team Player.  You are a leader and you know that to get the best results, you also have to be a great team player.
  11. · Experienced.  5 or more years’ experience as a Solution Engineer. 3 or more years’ experience with Business Intelligence.

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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