Staff Software Engineer, Developer Tooling, Processes, and Productivity
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 18, 2023
The Trade Desk is a global technology company with a mission to
create a better, more open internet for everyone through
principled, intelligent advertising. Handling over 1 trillion
queries per day, our platform operates at an unprecedented scale.
We have also built something even stronger and more valuable: an
award-winning culture based on trust, ownership, empathy, and
collaboration. We value the unique experiences and perspectives
that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to
fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic
selves to work every day.
Do you have a passion for solving hard problems at scale? Are you
eager to join a dynamic, globally- connected team where your
contributions will make a meaningful difference in building a
better media ecosystem? Come and see why Fortune magazine
consistently ranks The Trade Desk among the best small- to
medium-sized workplaces globally.
What we do:
Our Software Engineers are end-to-end owners who have the
opportunity to participate in many aspects of designing, building,
and delivering data-focused products for our stakeholders.---
At The Trade Desk, we believe in building the back-end
infrastructure of our platform with a focus on quality at scale.
This means whether we are building parts of our client-facing
applications, internal custom solutions for our own team members,
or model pipelines for bidding optimizations, we are making sure
that we have infrastructure, development, and tools to do it right
Our system performs all day, every day serving global traffic. We
build a distributed system in a highly collaborative environment,
utilizing a broad range of technologies. Our back-end developers
work on finding solutions to algorithmic, optimization and scale
challenges in everything we do.
What you'll do:
Some of the work that you will be doing to help us deliver on our
Working on the developer tooling, processes, and productivity means
speeding up all of engineering by improving the efficiency of the
development process across all aspects. We design and implement
processes and tools that impact everybody and help the organization
If you're the kind of engineer who says "I want to fix that", or "I
can see how we can make experience of our engineers better"
whenever you encounter a problem, then come join us. We focus where
we can have the most impact, whether it's prototyping new
platform-wide technologies, improving build performance, rethinking
code organization, application monitoring and alerting systems, or
building completely new deployment frameworks, just to name a few.
The Trade Desk's platform pushes the boundaries of modern software
engineering and keeping it balanced, requires tools and processes
that do the same.
We are a global team with different backgrounds, experiences and
perspectives. To complement this team, you will welcome ideas that
are different from your own and be well-versed in building from
common ground to value, seek out, and foster invisible and visible
dimensions of diversity.
Who you are:
Our culture is much deeper than just having fun together (though,
we do that well too...). We take pride in our engineers being
trust-builders, generous givers, scrappy problem solvers, and
gritty pursuers of excellence. You do not have to meet all the
requirements below, but we believe that people who meet most of
them will have a higher likelihood of succeeding in this
- Cares deeply about improving developer experience, tools, and
- Communicates clearly and empathetically; your customers are
your peers and you will work with them every day.
- Drives innovative solutions while being sensitive to the
current needs and realities of your fellow engineers.
- Ability to navigate differing opinions, ambiguity, and
compliance requirements to build and advocate designs with clear
objectives and trade-offs.
- You have 11+ years of software development, engineering
- You have a Bachelor's/Master's level degree in a
computer-science or relevant engineering related field or
equivalent experience. Not everyone has the same level of access to
opportunities. What is most important to us is what and how you can
contribute, which is why our consideration is not limited by the
level of education you have
Variety of technical opportunity is one of the best things about
working at The Trade Desk as a software engineer which is why we do
not expect you to know every technology we use when you start. What
we care about is that you can learn quickly and find solutions to
complex problems using the optimum tools for the job.---What you
know is less important than how well you learn and innovate. We
don't need engineers who know all the answers; we need engineers
who can invent the answers no one has thought of yet, to the
questions yet to be asked.---
The Trade Desk does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm
recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate
submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired;
such resumes will be deemed the sole property of The Trade Desk.
The Trade Desk is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of
employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and
business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical
or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic
information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under
federal, state, or local law.
[LA JOBS ONLY] The Trade Desk will consider qualified applicants
with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with
the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for
Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652.
[SF JOBS ONLY] Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance,
we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest
and conviction records.NY, CO, CA, and WA residents only: In
accordance with NY, CO, CA, and WA law, the range provided is The
Trade Desk's reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this
role. The actual amount may differ based on non-discriminatory
factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and
location. All employees may be eligible to become The Trade Desk
shareholders through eligibility for stock-based compensation
grants, which are awarded to employees based on company and
individual performance. The Trade Desk also offers other
compensation depending on the role such as sales-based incentives
and commissions. Plus, expected benefits for this role include
comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with
premiums paid in full for employees and dependents, retirement
benefits such as a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term
disability coverage, basic life insurance, well-being benefits,
reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, parental leave, sick
time of 1 hour per 30 hours worked, vacation time for full-time
employees up to 120 hours thru the first year and 160 hours
thereafter, and around 13 paid holidays per year. Employees can
also purchase The Trade Desk stock at a discount through The Trade
Desk's Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
The Trade Desk also offers a competitive benefits package. Click
here to learn more.
Note: Interns are not eligible for variable incentive awards such
as stock-based compensation, retirement plan, vacation, tuition
reimbursement or parental leaveAt the Trade Desk, Base Salary is
one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package
and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for
this role is$133,700-$245,100 USD
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