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Lead Research Scientist, Tableau

Company: Salesforce
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

To get the best candidate experience, please consider applying for a maximum of 3 roles within 12 months to ensure you are not duplicating efforts. Job Category Products and Technology Job Details Tableau Research ( research.tableau.com ) is a small, industrial research team focused on Tableau's mission of helping people see and understand data. As part of Tableau's Office of the CTO (OCTO), we work to be a source of new and inspiring product and technology directions for Tableau each year, generating ideas that influence, drive or significantly change what Tableau delivers to customers. As a research lab, we aim to both provide value to Tableau and establish ourselves as a place to do world-class research. An ideal candidate has deep technical experience in a domain relevant to Tableau such as 1) applied ML/AI to support visual analytics and human-in-the-loop systems, 2) NLP for search and content retrieval as well as for question and answering systems, 3) data-driven collaboration and presentation, or 4) HCI techniques for multimodal interaction to support data exploration. The candidate has demonstrated skills working from ideas to impact, preferably in an industrial research setting. In addition, you have experience leading small teams, either as a technical lead or manager. - Primary responsibilities

  • Design and manage a portfolio of research projects and activities that explore new ways to help people collect, explore, interact with, analyze, visualize, and derive actionable insights from data
  • Validate and communicate research innovation to the rest of Tableau via prototypes, whitepapers, and presentations
  • Work collaboratively with research scientists, developers, and product managers to drive research results to product impact
  • Understand Tableau products, customers, and business goals to further innovation and to help create new products and services
  • Work with OCTO leadership on strategy and planning
  • Participate in external research and technical communities to hone your expertise, provide thought leadership and build relationships
  • As needed or desired, lead a small team, either as a project lead or manager -
    - Qualifications
    • PhD or the equivalent in a technical domain relevant to Tableau Research
    • At least 5 years postdoctoral experience in academic research or applied research
    • Is fluent with relevant technical skills to implement research ideas
    • Experience working as a research partner to industry
    • Experience leading a group of people towards a common goal
    • Enthusiasm for Tableau's mission as a focus for your research agenda
    • Experience publishing research results at major conferences or in journals, such as those sponsored by ACM or IEEE Accommodations If you require assistance due to a disability applying for open positions please submit a request via this Accommodations Request Form . Posting Statement At Salesforce we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of our world. Each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and workplaces. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, inclusive benefits, and more. Learn more about Equality at Salesforce and explore our benefits. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org do not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Salesforce.com and Salesforce.org will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Salesforce.com or Salesforce.org . Salesforce welcomes all. As a federal contractor, Salesforce is required to verify that all US-based employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you receive an offer and are unable to get vaccinated for religious or medical reasons, you may request a reasonable accommodation. Founded in 1999, Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Companies of every size and industry are using Salesforce to transform their businesses, across sales, service, marketing, commerce, and more by connecting with customers in a whole new way. We harness technologies that can revolutionize companies, careers, and, hopefully, our world. Salesforce is built on a set of four core values: Trust, Customer Success, Innovation, and Equality. By making technology more accessible, we're helping create a future with greater opportunity and equality for all. This has taken our company to great heights, including being ranked by Fortune as one of the "Most Admired Companies in the World" and one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" eleven years in a row, and named "Innovator of the Decade" and one of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" eight years in a row by Forbes. There are those who choose to work with the best and brightest. And then, there are those who want to do more than just a job. They are the ones improving lives, not only their careers. Having an impact now instead of later. Doing something that's so much bigger than themselves, an industry, and their company. We believe everyone can be a Trailblazer. Join Salesforce and discover a future of new opportunities.

Keywords: Salesforce, Seattle , Lead Research Scientist, Tableau, Other , Seattle, Washington

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