Senior Data Ops Engineer

| Greater Boulder Area

Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding (RTB), The Trade Desk has become the fastest growing demand-side platform (DSP) in the industry by offering agencies and their advertisers a best-in-class technology platform that focuses on delivering meaningful and relevant engagement with consumers.

With integrations into every major advertising exchange, we handle 8- 10 million queries per second and growing – that's more page views and queries than Facebook, Google Search, and Google's entire network of websites combined – all serviced in single-digit-ms response times. Are you interested in working with big data? Do you want to push the edges of scale and responsiveness? It doesn't get much bigger or faster than this!

We are looking to hire a Database Engineer to help manage and scale our NoSQL / key-value database systems. You should have experience working with high-scale, low-latency NoSQL technology. If you have specific experience with Aerospike, that is a big plus but is not essential. You will love learning new technologies and figuring out the most efficient ways to manage multiple database clusters, hundreds of hosts, and millions of operations per second (in aggregate). You want to maintain and improve software that scales on a huge, global scale. You believe that servers should be managed like cattle, not pets.

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assume the role of "subject matter expert" for systems and NoSQL strategy within The Trade Desk Engineering organization.
  • Monitor the health and capacity of our worldwide clusters.
  • Partner with datacenter and network staff to make sure hardware and network capacity is keeping up with Aerospike scale requirements.
  • Investigate production issues. Solve for both the short and long term.
  • Write documentation and runbooks that allow globally-distributed engineers to understand and support the systems.
  • Work with developers and product owners to advocate for operational improvements in our software stack.
  • Critically evaluate the NoSQL database architecture. Propose, own, and implement medium and long term improvements towards supportability or performance.
  • Participate in Scrum methodology along with the rest of the DevOps / SRE team.
  • Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years in an operational role (DBA, DevOps, system administration, Site Reliability Engineer, etc.) or a software engineering role with an interest in operations.
  • 2+ years experience with NoSQL systems, ideally at scale. Specific experience with Aerospike is a big plus. Experience with other key-value stores such as MongoDB, Riak, HBase, Cassandra, Couchbase, Redis, or others is okay (we will train you on Aerospike).
  • Expert knowledge of SQL language
  • Experience managing both physical hardware and cloud environments such as AWS is a big plus.
  • The ability to code in at least one language is desirable, though deep database knowledge and experience can trump this requirement.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals.
  • Experience with configuration management tools. We use Chef, but Puppet, Salt, or Ansible experience is okay, too.
  • Experience with agile methodologies and a rapid development cycle.
  • Experience with monitoring, metrics, and logging tools is a big plus, such as Graphite, Grafana, Nagios/Icinga, or SumoLogic.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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

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

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    • C#Languages
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    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • VerticaDatabases
    • SQL ServerDatabases
    • AerospikeDatabases
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    • SQL ServerAnalytics
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    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoCRM
    • MarketoEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Boulder office overlooks the Pearl St Mall. Denver office is in downtown LoDo district, a block away from Union Station, in the Dairy Block building.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours, monthly TTD employee birthday celebrations, quarterly team building events, annual company-wide conference called Palooza in California, sponsoring & hosting meetups, BuiltIn Brews, tube to work day, potluck lunches, holiday parties for both TTD employees & TTD kids!

Casey

Recruiter

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I’d say my typical day at The Trade Desk is split up something like this:
• 20% syncing up with the team about ongoing work, including status updates and design discussions
• 15% reviewing platform health and helping to address any issues that may arise
• 10% joking around with friends at the office
• 55% coding new projects

Taylor

Software Engineer

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

“We aim to catch, test, and fix all points of failure before we sign off on a new integration. We’re also encouraged to think critically about all potential complications and then solve for them with whatever stylistic approach we prefer – all the while facilitating exciting partnerships with our clients. That sounds pretty cool to me.

Ken

Integrations Manager

What's something quirky about your company?

We did go-kart racing once. It was a lot of fun. We went downhill biking once, which was insane. There's also a lot of other casual things we'll do, like hold barbecues in the office every once in awhile. One of my co-workers is a very skilled barbecuer, so he'll make some barbecue and we'll do that for lunch and all hang out together

Leslie

Software Engineer

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
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Awesome office location with fully stocked fridge, gourmet local coffee, games, and catered breakfast & lunch 2-3x per week. Community involvement. Nerf wars.

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