TAbleau Administrator

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posted On: 6/15/2017
Job Code: 4031_Tableauadmin_IL
Job Description
Position Details:
Job Title : Tableau Administrator
Location : Chicago, IL (60606)
Duration : 6 months

The Tableau Administrator is a member of the Information Delivery team whose goal is to support better data-driven decision making across the enterprise by partnering with business and I.T. teams to deliver effective reporting and analytics solutions. This positon will be focused on four key areas of a heavily used instance of Tableau Server v9.3: Monitoring & Issue Resolution, Administration, Load Testing, and Content Retirement. As a member of the Information Delivery team, the Tableau Administrator may perform these activities within defined projects, small enhancements and in direct support of the business users or other I.T. teams. An important success criteria for this role will be the ability to operate autonomously given some guiding principles and goals.
In addition to the four areas of focus, the Tableau Administrator will support maintenance and upgrades of non-production environments and migration activities for moving a Tableau Server to a new data center while minimizing service disruptions. Migration activities may include development and execution of testing scripts and coordination with other teams within I.T. on aspects such as certificates/security, authentication, firewall rules, SMTP server connections, and desktop software.
• Monitoring & Issue Resolution: Monitoring activities will have a heavy emphasis on Tableau application performance (extract refreshes, dashboard rendering, and email subscriptions) but can also include some aspects of the virtual machines such as CPU, storage, RAM, etc. Issue resolution activities include troubleshooting and follow-up on of data source refresh processing delays, extract failures, or email subscription failures. Some monitoring activities will require creation of custom workbooks that pull data from Tableau’s internal Postgres database.
• Administration: As part of administration duties, the Tableau Administrator will coordinate schedule and group additions/updates as necessary. The Tableau administrator will also create and maintain documentation describing how to refresh extracts using a batch scheduling system. Other administration activities include diagnosis and resolution of permission-related issues, and coordination with site owners on anticipated storage and server load requirements.
• Load Testing: To support load testing, the Tableau Administrator will create and maintain configuration files for TabJolt that apply a mix of content requests that approximately match production. The Tableau Administrator will collect load test data and use this to evaluate alternate server configurations in non-production environments. Additionally, load tests will be used to evaluate new versions from Tableau as they enter the upgrade pipeline.
• Content Retirement: To keep server performance at a high level and to minimize storage needs, the Tableau Administrator will routinely sweep for unused content and will work with content owners to archive or retire content that is no longer needed.

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 4+ years of Tableau server administration experience with version 8.0 or higher
• 2+ years creating dashboards and visualizations in Tableau Desktop version 8.0 or higher

Technical Skills:
• Must understand foundational web technologies such as HTTP, SSL/TLS, TCP/IP, certificates, etc.
• Can write basic SQL queries to retrieve results from multiple tables
• Must have basic debugging skills to track down the root cause of issues
• Must have a working understanding of a batch scheduling system – TWS experience preferred
• Must understand authentication and authorization, including a basic knowledge of Kerberos and SAML
• Able to parse log files and trace issues across a modular application like Tableau
• Must understand various server processes within the Tableau application and how they interact
Category:IT  code:new
Job Requirements
SQL, Firewall, Architecture, Direct3D, Focus, TCP/IP, SMTP, SS7, Management

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