Perficient, Inc. Tableau Lead Consultant in Plano, Texas

At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.

We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.

Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a TABLEAU LEAD CONSULTANT

*Note: There is travel component involved however this role can be based from any location within 45-minutes of a major U.S airport.

Job Overview:

As a Lead Technical Consultant you will be filling the role of a strategic BI Lead for the Data practice that focuses on analytics within Perficient. For our Data practice, we are looking for someone who has the necessary technical expertise as well as adept understanding to for strategic business decisions. Work within this type of role requires you have a strong understanding of report development lifecycles including the understanding of requirements gathering, designing, and developing final solutions. In addition, we are looking for someone with a strong background in Agile Project Management, story-telling, prototyping, and sprint deployments. As part of the data team you will be engaged on a multitude of projects that require a certain level of expertise in having worked or worked with Data Analysts, and QA roles, excellent communication skills to interact with clients and lead developers, providing business support for deployed BI applications, and developing documentation when needed.

+ + Lead short-term & long-term BI projects and close them per customer expectations

  • Serve as a technical lead and strategist for all things Tableau and/or Power BI

  • Lead the technical planning & requirements gathering phases of an engagement: Scope Estimates, Develop & Testing, Management, Architecting, and Delivery

  • Prepare quick Tableau Desktops dashboards for Pre-Sales presentation

  • Acquire knowledge with all the offerings and become an expert in building Strategic BI Dashboard Platforms

  • Define, Develop, & Maintain reports in multiple reporting platforms including Tableau, Qlik, Power BI and SSRS, SAP Business Objects, Cognos, and OLAP SSAS Cubes

  • Prepare project timelines and deliverables for large Enterprise Data Warehouse & Data Lake projects

  • Work with Multi-Cloud and hybrid environments with a focus on AWS & Azure

  • Creating SQL Queries to provide ad-hoc reports, analysis, and datasets based on needs

  • Assist with testing and quality assurance activities with data extracts, research and analysis

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members.

  • Participate and lead in design sessions, demos and prototype sessions, testing and training workshops with business users and other IT associates


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with ability to obtain a secret clearance

  • VERY strong communication & client facing skills especially with business users

  • Strong working knowledge on SSRS, BO, Power BI, Tableau, Cognos

  • At least 5 Years of industry experience

  • At least a year of experience working with large projects in the cloud (Azure, AWS)

  • Recent project work on solving a complex BI problem with a BI tool

  • Strong acquired competence and experience working with Tableau Desktop, Server & Online

  • Strong working knowledge on SSRS, SAP BO, Power BI, Tableau, Cognos, OLAP SSAS

  • Experience in building complex MS Excel solutions using Pivot Tables, DAX, M Query, etc.

  • Operations support experience with solid understanding of release, incident, & change management

  • Experience collecting, analyzing and documenting user requirements & closely working with business on prototyping

  • Demonstrated ability to tell a story using data & visualization

  • Experience in building and executing production migration plans

  • Strong understanding on Quality Assurance concepts including Unit Testing, Regression, and Black Box

  • Ability to learn and develop skills as needed to support services outside of this job description and prove with prior examples

  • Passion to provide a solid UX to non-technical users


  • Working knowledge on building and reporting to data governance team

  • A U.S. Citizen with a minimum of Security Clearance.

  • More than 2+ years of working knowledge with cloud hosted solutions like AWS, Azure, and Google Big Query

  • At least 5+ years of interaction and preferably working knowledge of ETL Tools like Informatica, DataStage, etc.

  • Experience working with huge BI practices such as top 10 large consulting firms


  • Oracle & SQL experience (11gR2, MSFT SQL Server, PostgreSQL), and PL & T/SQL

  • Enterprise BI reporting tools such as Business Objects, Cognos, Tableau, Qlik, SSRS, SSAS

  • Cross training market leading BI tools such as Tableau or Power BI

  • Prototyping with an ability to prove a solution in the interview

  • Erwin/Power Designer experience with Dimensional Modeling

  • Experience with JIRA, HP-ALM

  • Past experience working in a Data Analyst Role

Preferred Education/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5+ years relevant experience or equivalent.

Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work.

More About Perficient

Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.

Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.

Perficient is an award-winning IBM Premier Business Partner, a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Business Solution Partner, and a Salesforce Gold Consulting Partner.

Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclaimer: The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification. Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time.

ID: 2017-2921

External Company Name: Perficient, Inc