Mission: The Trade Desk is the fastest-growing adtech platform for a reason – our people. We’re here because we believe we’re building something special, and we’re looking for good people to pitch in. Our culture is innovative, energetic, and ...
Best Places to Work: 2017 (#20)
Check out the latest from our Chief Technology Officer, Dave Pickles, who oversees engineering, product innovation and data science.
Find out why "we have gone to great lengths to keep individual engineers as close to the customer as possible."
We take pride in the opportunity to gather our entire global team in one location for one week. This is what we call "Palooza" and it is one of the many examples of how our leadership invests in it's employees. Inspired and excited about 2019!
Our story starts in 2009, when founder and CEO Jeff Green leaves Microsoft after they acquired his previous venture, online ad exchange AdECN, in 2007. Jeff and TTD cofounder Dave Pickles decide to build the most robust, agile, and expressive programmatic platform advertising has ever seen. Cut to 2016: our engineers still ship product weekly for clients across the globe.
Our goal? To bring unparalleled sophistication to online advertising. And although we’re a technology platform, it all starts with our team.
At The Trade Desk, we love stories. Though our platform is rooted in technology, when you boil down what our pipes are doing, we’re really helping marketers tell their stories cohesively and memorably across all touch points.
And now, it’s our turn.
Meet our people, the true people of programmatic. We partnered with Digiday to give you an inside look at the people who are transforming the way media is bought, sold and consumed every day. The concept is a play on the popular Humans of New York blog and books, which so enchantingly captures the stories of New Yorkers and beyond. The Trade Desk is filled with interesting and unique characters, who each took their own path to get here and we wanted to share their perspective in the same way.
We are looking for full-stack SOA engineers with grit. Every day we're solving problems that have either never been solved before, or have never been solved at this scale. We run our team very fast and very lean, which means every engineer has a high degree of ownership and potential impact – and we are looking for candidates with the chops to handle it.
Recently named one of the top 10 most promising companies in America by Forbes Magazine and one of the "Best Places To Work" in the nation by Outdoor Magazine, The Trade Desk offers a culture of "relaxed intensity" – one that comes from working alongside one of the most talented teams in our industry, and leading in a race that is ours to lose.
You might be a great fit for The Trade Desk development team if:
I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time (Less than a year)
C-Suite is visible and transparent, employees come from a variety of backgrounds and all support TTD's vision and mission, great benefits and perks, opportunity to travel, strong focus on maintaining special culture with high growth
Processes sometimes get in the way of getting things done, no manager evaluations
Advice to Management
Pay attention to your team, listen to them, and truly help them grow. Your team's success is a reflection of your ability as a manager. Believe in them and don't set them up for failure.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Trade Desk (New York, NY) in October 2015.
I had three interview (1 phone and 2 on-sites). I met employees from a range of teams, as well as managers and leadership from the Client Services team that I would be joining. The final on-site interview included a demo to a Hiring Manager and Head of Client Services.