The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk offers a self-service technology platform to manage data-driven digital advertising campaigns. We make the Internet better for everyone by fixing the way advertising is bought and sold.

Founded 2009
501-1000 employees
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • News, Media, Advertising, & Publishing
  • Information Systems
  • Headquarters address
    6100 Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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    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 collaborative. Those aren’t perks – those are just the way we do business.

    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 2015: 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.

    Our engineers are agile and build against the full stack. They bring new ideas to the table and work shoulder-to-shoulder with business and product to produce tech that was recently recognized by Forrester Research as “a better option for buyers.”
    Our media traders have degrees in economics and statistics from top universities and many made the jump into advertising from careers on Wall Street. They’re numbers people with a passion for pivots, and always up for a raucous session of ping pong.
    Our sales and accounts teams are advisors and strategists. They have managed clients, marketing strategy, and advertising campaigns at companies such as JWT, WebMD, DoubleVerify, Google, and Microsoft. They’re deep on the details of our tech and a whole lot of fun at happy hour.

    Sound like the kind of people you’d like to spend your days with? We invite you to come make an impact.

    Our Interview Process:

    • Call with recruiter - Learn more about the company
    • Call with hiring manager - Learn about our teams and learn what we work on
    • Coding exercise - Take home test (software engineering roles only)
    • Coding exercise discussion - Review the code prior to final interview (software engineering roles only)
    • Final interview - Peer panel interview on-site
    • Offer - Welcome to TTD

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    • #2 Best Medium Workplaces on the FORTUNE/Great Place to Work 2018
    • #9 on Forbes List of America's Most Promising Companies
    • Named among Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City 2014 & 2015
    • Named among Outside’s Best Places to Work 2014 & 2015
    • One of AlwaysOn’s 2014 OnMobile 100 Top Private Companies
    • CEO, Jeff Green & CTO, Dave Pickles Named Entrepreneur of the Year, Greater LA 2015
    • Named among Forbes Best Places to Work for Millennials, Women, & For Diversity 2015
    • #34 on Inc. Magazine’s America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2015
    • CEO, Jeff Green, recognized as AMA's 4 Under 40 Marketing Emerging Leaders 2015
    • #7 on Entrepreneur Magazine's Inaugural Top Company Cultures List 2015
    • #7 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500

    Tech stack

    Java, C#, SQL, Python React/Redux MSSQL, Vertica, Aerospike, Hive Spark, Kafka AWS


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)

    Values and quality of life

    Catered meals
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