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Working As A Senior Tableau Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $95,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Tableau Developer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Senior Tableau Developer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
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$70,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
$131,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Credit Suisse
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.6 years
How much does a Senior Tableau Developer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Tableau Developer in the United States is $96,084 per year or $46 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $70,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $131,000.

Real Senior Tableau Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Tableau Developer Diversant LLC Charlotte, NC Nov 14, 2016 $115,000 -
$125,000
Senior Spotfire/Tableau Developer Visvero, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Jun 10, 2013 $90,000
Senior Spotfire/Tableau Developer Visvero, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Jun 24, 2013 $90,000
Senior Spotfire/Tableau Developer Visvero Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Aug 20, 2013 $90,000
SR. Tableau Developer Pyramid Technology Solutions, Inc. Universal, IN Oct 18, 2016 $65,416
SR. Tableau Developer Pyramid Technology Solutions, Inc. CA Oct 26, 2016 $65,416

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Top Skills for A Senior Tableau Developer

  1. Tableau Server
  2. Dashboards
  3. SQL
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked with Tableau Administrator in installing and upgrading of Tableau server and server performance tuning for optimization.
  • Experience in designing and development of Tableau visualization solutions and Created Business Requirement documents and plans for creating dashboards.
  • Developed custom SQL connections and calculated fields within Tableau to facilitate automated production of data visualizations.
  • Played a key role in gathering and documenting Business requirements and conducted requirement walk-through meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Performed performance tuning in Teradata including collecting statistics, analyzing explain plans & determining which tables needed statistics.

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Top 10 Best States for Senior Tableau Developers

  1. Washington
  2. California
  3. Virginia
  4. Texas
  5. New York
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Massachusetts
  8. District of Columbia
  9. North Carolina
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Senior Tableau Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

53.9%

Female

34.5%

Unknown

11.7%
Ethnicity

White

47.4%

Asian

27.8%

Black or African American

10.2%

Hispanic or Latino

9.1%

Unknown

5.5%
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Senior Tableau Developer Education

Schools

University Hospitals of Cleveland

19.4%

Southeast Missouri State University

6.5%

More Tech Institute

6.5%

Webster University

6.5%

Oklahoma State University

6.5%

Rochester Institute of Technology

6.5%

New York Institute of Technology - Manhattan Campus

6.5%

Missouri State University

3.2%

Indiana Institute of Technology

3.2%

University of Houston

3.2%

State University of New York College at Old Westbury

3.2%

University of Florida

3.2%

California State University - Fresno

3.2%

Herguan University

3.2%

Lincoln University (California)

3.2%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.2%

Campbellsville University

3.2%

University of the Sciences

3.2%

University of Texas at Austin

3.2%

University of the West

3.2%
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Majors

Computer Science

32.6%

Electrical Engineering

15.1%

Information Technology

12.1%

Computer Applications

9.1%

Engineering

6.4%

Business

5.0%

Computer Engineering

4.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.3%

Management

2.0%

Computer Information Systems

2.0%

Finance

1.3%

Mechanical Engineering

1.3%

Biotechnology

1.3%

Physics

1.0%

Entertainment Business

0.7%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

0.7%

Management Science

0.7%

Chemical Engineering

0.7%

Business/Commerce

0.7%

Information Systems

0.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

66.7%

Masters

19.2%

Other

12.5%

Diploma

1.0%

Associate

0.3%

Doctorate

0.3%
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