Data Scientist

| Greater LA Area

ABOUT THE TRADE DESK

The Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. We were founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, and we've become the fastest growing demand-side platform (DSP) in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage advertising campaigns across all digital channels. We’re growing our offices across the globe, from our headquarters in Ventura, California, to major media markets in the US (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago), Europe and Asia.

To learn more, check out a few of our links:

  • Hear from our CEO about our mission to transform the global advertising industry
  • Experience a taste of our global culture
  • Get to know a few members of our team

DATA SCIENCE & THE TRADE DESK:

At The Trade Desk, the Data Science team is responsible for transforming our hundreds of terabytes of Real-Time Bidding (RTB) advertising auction data into actionable intelligence, using advanced modelling and optimization algorithms. Our mission is to develop new and powerful means of growing the value of our client’s campaigns across millions of web-based publishers.

Our team believes in innovation that contributes to our product. In this role, you will be a key member in the development of entirely new data products and the improvement of existing ones, all while using world-class machine learning. You will interact primarily with our product, trading, and engineering teams to oversee the implementation of your data products. Your ideas and research will contribute directly to our client facing product.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Be an intellectually generous and collaborative team member
  • Develop end-to-end machine learning prototypes that could scale to run in a production environment
  • Contribute meaningful improvements to existing machine learning models through carefully directed research
  • Maintain a focus on shipping product, understanding that oftentimes done is better than perfect
  • Derive actionable insights from massive data sets with minimal support
  • Provide input into the collection of new data sources and the refinement of existing ones to improve analysis and model development
  • Become an expert on TTD’s client-facing platform

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

NON-TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • You are enthusiastic to learn (and teach) new technologies, machine learning techniques, and advancements in the adtech industry
  • You are comfortable working on an agile, distributed team spanning multiple time zones and continents
  • You have an abundance of intellectual curiosity
  • You are able to deliver a convincing story derived from the data sets to both a technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience in advertising or publishing related industry a plus

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A relevant scientific and mathematical education (Masters and/or PhD welcome) with 5+ years of professional or academic experience in a data driven role working with massive data sets
  • You have a solid understanding of statistical machine learning and optimization techniques as well as the ability to derive actionable insights from massive data sets
  • You have experience with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark, AWS and are able to write efficient SQL
  • You have experience in multiple programming languages (Python, R, Java, Scala, etc.)

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • AerospikeDatabases
    • SQL ServerDatabases
    • VerticaDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our LA office is located near The Point plaza and is walking distance from the train station in El Segundo.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It’s not uncommon in our Ventura office for several engineers to go surfing on their lunch break or when the waves are just right. For those of us who can’t seem to swim, we tend to play basketball during lunch. Others like to take hikes behind the office along the hillside, work out or even run along the beach.

Ephraim

Data Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We work in pods of 3-4 per client. Each pod has a trader, account executive, and account manager. Typically, account managers handle the daily communication with the client, provide platform training, support traders in optimizing/troubleshooting campaigns, and support sales. The three roles are indispensable to each client .

Amy

Account Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

Everyone at The Trade Desk invests in each other’s growth. Management is very good about keeping up with everyone and understanding what your career plans are to help work with you in achieving them. The best part is being able to work together with a brilliant team to learn and grow together so you are never alone.

Nathan

Trading Specialist

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of my favorite meetings is our monthly product pitch where employees from all over the company get to pitch their ideas to our senior leadership and product teams. We are a product driven company and nothing informs the direction of our business more than having a say in what we should build next.

Alex

VP, Client Services & Strategy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

People come to the office to get their work done, but also want to enjoy their time in the office as well. We all take turns DJ’ing the Bluetooth speaker in the office and taking music requests from others. There’s constant collaboration and communication going on between all teams in the office.

Katie

Senior Account Manager

What are The Trade Desk Perks + Benefits

The Trade Desk Benefits Overview

At The Trade Desk we think what you do outside the office is just as important as what you do inside the office, which is why we offer a range of benefits to help our employees lead a healthy and balanced life. We offer competitive benefits ranging from parental leave to savings and investments plan that help you plan for the future. We have offices around the world and they all have something that makes them unique, whether there's a fridge stocked with local craft beer, or daily ping pong tournaments, there's always something fun happening at our TTD offices.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking

Additional Perks + Benefits

Friendly Nerf wars, Foosball tourneys, and good vibes...our LA office is centered around bringing your whole self to work.

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