The Trade Desk

Sr Software Engineer - Cloud

Posted 08 May 2023
Job type Permanent

Company's Benefits

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

Job Description

What we do

At The Trade Desk, we believe in building the infrastructure of our platform with a focus on quality at scale. Kubernetes has provided an opportunity to reinvent how we deliver that platform.  Whether we are building parts of our client-facing applications, internal custom solutions for our own team members, or model pipelines for bidding optimizations, we are making sure that we have infrastructure, development, and tools to do it right and efficiently. 

Our Software Engineers are end-to-end owners who can participate in many aspects of designing, building, and delivering data-focused products for our stakeholders.

Our system performs every day, 24/7, serving global traffic. We build a distributed system in a highly collaborative environment, utilizing a broad range of technologies. Our backend developers work on finding solutions to algorithmic, optimization, and scale challenges in everything we do.

We are a global team with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To complement this team, you will welcome ideas that are different from your own and be well-versed in building from common ground to value, seek out, and foster invisible and visible dimensions of diversity. 

What you’ll do:

Some of the work that you will be doing to help us deliver on our mission is: 

  • Design, build, deliver, and support full lifecycle development of Kubernetes infrastructure  

  • Understand infrastructure concepts:  DNS, PKI, AuthN/AuthZ 

  • Understand containers, immutable infrastructure, cloud native design principles 

  • Familiar with configuration management tools: Chef, Ansible, Terraform 

  • Drive complex changes involving multiple components across multiple teams  

  • Deliver quality changes, including automated tests, metrics, and monitoring 

  • Guide and review changes to Kubernetes infrastructure in line with product roadmaps, consult with teams regarding Kubernetes functionality 

  • Build components and processes that are used by others  

  • Work in a distributed system environment  

  • Understand the business objectives behind the Kubernetes environment 

  • Participate in and lead projects with high levels of technical ambiguity  

  • Contribute to development of comprehensive success criteria  

  • Lead others through example, mentorship, teaching  

  • Participate in hiring activities  

Who you are:

We take pride in our engineers being trust-builders, generous givers, scrappy problem solvers, and gritty pursuers of excellence.While we make sure we have fun together, our culture is much deeper than just that. You do not have to meet all the requirements below, but we believe that people who meet most of them will have a higher likelihood of succeeding in this role: 

  • You are comfortable working on an agile, distributed team spanning multiple time zones and continents

  • You can communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences

  • You have a solid understanding of computer science, engineering, and infrastructure fundamentals

  • You have experience working with distributed systems

  • You are proficient in one or more of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Typescript, Python, Go

  • You have some knowledge of software development code editors (Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Rider) and version control systems (Git, Perforce)

  • You have a Bachelor/Master level degree in computer science or relevant experience (approximately 7 years). What is most important to us is what and how you can contribute, which is why our consideration is not limited by the level of education you have  

  • You have additional nice-to-have experience in the following areas: database engines (Microsoft SQL Server, Postgres, Aerospike, Vertica, Redis), building micro-services, operating systems and cloud, Kubernetes, Kafka