Senior Data Scientist, Identity and Cross-Device

| Greater Boulder Area

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

You’ll be a member of our data science team with a focus on identity. Here at the Trade Desk, because all of our user information is anonymized and at a device level, we need the ability to link disparate anonymized identifiers back to an individual or household level for a myriad of reasons. In order to do that, we maintain a cross-device graph that allows us to create those links.

In this role, you will be a subject matter expert on every part of our identity offering, including our own first party cross-device solutions, how we match to third party vendors, and our unified graph, “identity alliance” which combines cross-device graphs from multiple partners. The identity graph is a foundational part of our platform, powering many of our measurement, targeting, and optimization capabilities. As a result, this person needs not just understand the graph itself, but, almost more importantly, all its downstream dependencies as well. Lastly you will be an expert in the processes and data that enable these solutions and provide input into the collection of new data sources. Your day-to-day will be spent interfacing between our Product Management, Data Partnerships, and Data Engineering teams to help lead the development and improvement of our identity solutions. In this role you may also serve as a technical lead, guiding projects and mentoring junior members of the team.

In addition to leading our identity efforts, you will also be a contributing member to the broader data science team, which includes the following responsibilities:

  • Be an intellectually generous and collaborative team member
  • Develop end-to-end machine learning prototypes that could scale to run in a production environment
  • Maintain a focus on shipping product, understanding that oftentimes done is better than perfect
  • 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:

  • PhD in a highly quantitative field (Computer Science, Applied Math, Statistics, Operations Research, etc.) with 5+ years of professional or academic experience in a data driven role working with massive data sets. MS considered with relevant background
  • Strong algorithm & data structure knowledge. A background in graph theory is a plus
  • 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
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • VerticaDatabases
    • SQL ServerDatabases
    • AerospikeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • VerticaAnalytics
    • SQL ServerAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • 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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