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Tableau-BEN_0622Tableau Software is growing fast, and it’s looking to hire aggressively to take advantage of what CEO Christian Chabot described today as a “green field opportunity” in the business intelligence arena.

“The plan is to hire at a very healthy clip,” said CFO Tom Walker in an earnings call with analysts on Thursday. “We are investing aggressively and we are going to continue to do that.”

He said there can be “some lumpiness” with hiring, but they remain very focused on it even as the bar remains high for new recruits.

“We are very careful with who we hire,” he said.

Tableau’s growth in employment has been rather aggressive in recent years. The staff grew from 188 in December 2010 to 749 in December 2012.

In the most recent quarter, the company added 96 employees, up 86 percent over the previous period last year. Total employee count now stands at 930.

The bulk of the new hires have been in sales and marketing and research and development positions. The company also is adding support overseas, though Walker said it is “really early in the stage of our international expansion.” International revenues came in $9.4 million, representing 19 percent of the overall revenue.

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