Lead Data Scientist

| Greater Boulder Area

Lead Data Scientist

Data Science and the Trade Desk

At The Trade Desk, the Data Science team is responsible for transforming our hundreds of terabytes of Real-Time Bidding (RTB) advertising auction data into actionable intelligence, using advanced modelling and optimization algorithms. Our mission is to develop new and powerful means of growing the value of our client’s campaigns across millions of web-based publishers.

Our team believes in innovation that contributes to our product. In this role, you will be a key member in the development of entirely new data products and the improvement of existing data, all while using world-class machine learning. You will interact primarily with our product, trading, and data engineering teams to oversee the implementation of your data products. Your ideas and research will contribute directly to our client facing product.

What you'll do:

  • Be an intellectually generous and collaborative leader, offering mentorship to team members on projects and helping them develop their own careers as data scientists
  • Develop end-to-end machine learning prototypes that could scale to run in a production environment
  • Contribute meaningful improvements to existing machine learning models through carefully directed research
  • Maintain a focus on shipping product, understanding that oftentimes done is better than perfect
  • Derive actionable insights from massive data sets with minimal support
  • Provide input into the collection of new data sources and the refinement of existing ones to improve analysis and model development
  • Become an expert on TTD’s client-facing platform

What you have:

Non-Technical Qualifications

  • Phenomenal mentor and people leader
  • 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 qualificiations

  • BS degree in a quantitative field (Masters and/or PhD welcome) and 10+years of professional experience in a data driven role working with massive data sets in the technology driven company, 2+ years in a leadership position
  • You have a deep understanding of statistical machine learning and optimization techniques as well as the ability to derive actionable insights from massive data sets
  • You're experienced inworking with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark, AWS and be 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

We're proud to announce the opening of our new Denver office in the LoHi WeWork Building! Actively hiring folks in both Boulder & Denver offices!
1048 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Insider's spotlight

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 has your career grown since starting at the company?

When I first started, I spent the majority of my time doing the work of a senior engineer, which here means I owned the development process for individual feature features end-to-end. I still get to code, but I have now turned more of my attention towards building a world-class engineering team.

Zak

Senior Vice President of Engineering

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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