Lead Staff Software Engineer
Company: The Trade Desk
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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 600 billion queries per day (more than 100X the
query volume of search globally), our platform operates at
unprecedented scale. We have also built something even stronger and
more valuable: an award-winning culture based on trust, empathy,
collaboration, and ownership. By working together across typical
dividing lines, we are better as a team than any of us could be
Do you have a passion for solving hard problems at scale? Are
you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where
your contributions will make a meaningful difference?
Come and see why Fortune Magazine consistently ranks The Trade
Desk among best small-medium sized workplaces globally.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
- Senior Lead Software Engineers serve both as technical
individual contributors and people managers. You will be optimizing
your own code, as well as making sure that your reports are able to
- You are an end-to-end owner. You will participate actively in
all aspects of product strategy - from designing, building, and
delivering products for our clients.
- We have dozens of individual, mission-focused teams working
across a wide spectrum of technological challenges. You will have
the opportunity, depending on your interests and aptitude, to lead
engineers that focus on building large-scale distributed systems
coordinating thousands of servers in cloud and physical data
centers around the world, petabyte-scale data challenges, machine
learning, advanced visualizations, and interactive user interfaces
- to name a few.
- Senior Lead Software Engineers contribute to more than our
product - they build up our team. Through a combination of
mentoring, technical leadership, and direct management of local
teams, you will make others better and raise the bar for those
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
- You have a sustained track record of leading engineers with a
wide range of experience, while also making significant,
self-directed, and end-to-end contributions to large and impactful
software projects. You think beyond just the task at hand to deeply
understand the 'why' behind what you & your team are doing.
- You are a driver. You will be driving technical projects and
providing leadership in a ground-breaking and fast-paced
environment. This includes task planning and conducting code
reviews, as well as individual code contribution.
- You understand engineering fundamentals. At our scale, many
off-the-shelf techniques and existing technologies (open source and
enterprise) simply don't work. You are able to work from first
principles to evaluate solutions and adapt them to a unique
- You are a broadly skilled engineer, accustomed to developing
web services. You have experience building always-on systems,
working across a variety of technologies and service layers.
- You have a product-focused mindset. You have the passion and
ability to contribute to the process of discovering what will
delight our clients and push forward one of the world's largest and
most influential industries toward a vision of openness,
transparency, and evidence-based decision-making.
- You work with confidence and without ego. Our engineers have
deep knowledge and exercise a high degree of leadership in their
daily work. You have strongly-held, defensible ideas, and advocate
for what you believe is right. You are also adept at identifying
and evaluating trade-offs, willing to be proven wrong, and quick to
walk through fire to support your fellow teammates.
- You value, seek out, and foster diversity. We are a global team
from many diverse backgrounds, with different experiences and
perspectives. To complement this team, you will welcome ideas that
are different from your own and be skilled at finding and building
from common ground.
- You are a creative thinker, not bound by "the way things have
always been done". 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.
WHAT WE CARE ABOUT:
What and how you can contribute is what's important to us. Our
consideration is not limited by the kind of education you have or
the specific technologies you have experience with. Variety of
technical challenge is one of the best things about working at The
Trade Desk as an engineer, but we do not expect you to know every
technology we use when you start. What we care about is that you
can learn quickly, efficiently manage your project goals,
contribute to product strategy, and help develop your team as they
solve complex problems using the best tools for the job.
Our culture runs much deeper than just having fun together
(though, we do that well too...) - the people we want on our team
are trust-builders, generous givers, scrappy problem solvers, and
gritty pursuers of excellence.
Does this sound like you? If so, we welcome your application and
the chance to meet you.
Our Compensation and Benefits (for Colorado residents only)
- Base Compensation Range: $153,900 - $241,500
In accordance with Colorado law, the range provided is The Trade
Desk's reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role.
The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on
non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills
and abilities. The Trade Desk also offers a competitive benefits
package. Click here to learn more.
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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