After a ten-year hiatus, I have re-entered the work force with a job as a Senior Software Engineer at Tableau Software.
After taking three years off to deal with the issues of my son Spencer’s Leukemia, I became a stay-at-home dad for another seven years until Jacob, my youngest, subtly let me know that I was no longer needed to help him deal with the rigors of daytime life and that being around for sports and carpools would be sufficient. By happenstance, an old diving buddy invited me to a recruiting event at Tableau Software. I mostly attended for the social time, but fell in love with the Data Visualization aspects of Tableau’s Business Intelligence product. I immediately started using it for analyzing a bunch of data sets I have on cancer incidence and survivorship. When the call came from the recruiter inviting me to Seattle to interview, I jumped at the chance and wound up accepting a position taking me back to the roots of what I truly love: working hands on writing and fixing software. The job is here in Austin, TX, and I will be heading up to Seattle 3-5 times a year to work with the rest of my team.