Senior / Staff Software Engineer
- Posted 24 March 2023
- Job type Permanent
Paid Parental Leave
Return to Work Policy
Flexible Working Arrangements
Leadership Development Program
Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership
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-medium-sized workplaces globally.
Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other minorities tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point above, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.
The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.
So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.
About the Role:
Our Staff Software Engineers are end-to-end owners. You will participate actively in all aspects of designing, building, and delivering products for our clients.
Develop with a variety of platforms and technologies, such Docker, Kubernetes, Gitlab, AWS, Azure, Aliyun, .NET Core, Java, Scala, SQL Server
Participate in design reviews and proof of concepts
Contribute to solution design in line with our overall technical roadmap and industry best practice
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 work on 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 Software Engineers contribute to more than our product – they build up our team. Through a combination of mentoring, technical leadership, and/or direct management of small teams, they make others better and raise the bar for those around them.
Who We Are Looking For:
Skills and experience
Commercial development skills in OO programming (C#, Java or C++) and design
Cloud-based platform experience (AWS, Azure or Aliyun)
Excellent understanding of Agile development methodology and development practices
Understanding of designing web-based, service-oriented applications and integrated back-office systems
Experience in distributed source control system (such as Git)
You have a sustained track record of 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 are doing.
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 environment.
You are a broadly skilled Technical Lead 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 senior engineers (Tech Leads) 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.
There are a ton of reasons why TTD is a phenomenal company to work for, but here are the top 6that I think you'll find most interesting:
1. We are a globally collaborative environment. You will have the opportunity to work with brilliant & diverse teams from all over the world
2. We celebrate continuous learning at TTD– here you will have opportunities to be sponsored for further education, certifications and we also have an in-house learning platform to support your further development
3. Our culture - We have a wonderful team of brilliant high achievers built on a culture of empathy, grit, collaboration, & ownership. We are an award-winning company – we have won ‘Great Place to Work’ awards across Australia, US, UK, Europe and Asia!
4. We offer an attractive compensation package, flex work environment, beautiful offices with all the perks that you're used to (snacks, catered lunches, wine, beer), competitive equity, and an employee stock purchasing plan. We IPO'ed 5 yrs ago, with our stock price growing by 1000% in such a short time.
5. We promote an environment of reward and recognition– At TTD, you will be recognised for your efforts and for each anniversary at TTD, we will celebrate you, and reward you for your contribution!
The ad-tech industry represents a unique growth opportunity – it's currently only making up for about 2% of the overall $600B advertising industry. As we like to say here, "We're only 2% done!" Join us and help us tackle the other 98%!
6. We promote an inclusive and diverse environment– we have many events and activities that truly make TTD a ‘Great Place to Work’ and promote inclusivity and diversity across our organisation.