Talent Acquisition Associate - Engineering

| Boulder


You're a technical recruiter obsessed with making connections, excited by the hunt to find entrepreneurial and gritty engineers, and energized by the opportunity to work alongside world-class teams building cutting edge product that pushes the boundaries of scale & responsiveness. You love talking tech, working in engineering-driven company cultures, and have the confidence (and chops) to have meaningful conversations with technical talent.

You've been known to find unicorns, you're the best at what you do, and you want to work for a company with a 5 star culture in their DNA.


  • Develop, promote and execute complex talent acquisition strategies focused on attracting top talent to support our overarching company goals
  • Partner with hiring managers to understand the business objectives for the team, and create an appropriate hiring strategy to address their needs; understand and communicate the unique value propositions of each position, and evaluate for key qualities necessary for success in candidates
  • Invest in understanding our strategic objectives, technical challenges, and complexities of our unique company positioning and industry; stay up to date on our thought leadership stance & product innovations, and translate them to company talent needs
  • Creatively source and connect with top/leading/best-of-the-best engineering talent 
  • Become an expert in selling the company story, the exciting challenges our engineers get to tackle everyday, and an unbeatable culture
  • Collaborate and effectively utilize the talent pipelining and events team to identify candidates for your roles
  • Maintain communications and correspondence with candidates, ensuring all candidates receive feedback and have a positive experience throughout the process
  • Fully immerse yourself in the technology, our company history, mission and vision
  • Actively network internally to solicit referrals and maintain engagement
  • Use your knowledge of the needs of the business to create relevant interviewing criteria ; Build interview kits for effective evaluation to be used by all interviewers for each role
  • Champion for and ideate inclusion efforts to grow a diverse culture that respects differences
  • Participate in & present company-wide interview trainings
  • Work with TA leaders and hiring managers to develop compensation packages, and process offers
  • Advocate for and contribute to company cultural integrity for the future
  • Other Talent Acquisition duties as assigned


  • BA/BS; MS preferred in computer science or related field highly preferred
  • 1-5 years of Technical Recruiting experience for software, product-driven companies OR agency recruiting focused on hiring full time full stack developers
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Ability and passion for having technical discussions
  • Ability to understand technical concepts (you don't need to know how to code, but understand the basic differences between the UI and databases, and all that's in between)
  • Ability to build consultative relationships with people at all levels in an organization
  • Process-oriented with a reasonable comfort with ambiguity
  • Ability to move fast, think on your feet, and be creative in a rapidly evolving industry
  • Ability to manage large workload effectively & competing priorities
  • Analytical and structured approach to candidate identification and interviewing, & interest in creative assessment strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams; share responsibility for results, provide and accept feedback
  • Motivated by the opportunity to change and evolve an industry
  • Excited by the opportunity to disrupt the Talent Acquisition function with a creative, and strategic approach to workforce planning, finding, evaluating, and hiring talent
  • Ability in problem-solving and negotiation
  • Demonstrated success story telling and painting a picture of company culture
  • An impulsive instinct to help others, go above & beyond, and think ahead
  • Maintains high level of confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Highly organized and able to handle shifting priorities and schedules
  • Maintains high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Wants to work for one of the leading companies in the industry, and get other people to want that too

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

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • VerticaDatabases
    • SQL ServerDatabases
    • AerospikeDatabases


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

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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!

Perks of working here

401(K) Matching
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Equity
Company Outings
Conferences & Training
Daily Meals Provided
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Generous PTO
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Remote Work Program
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Volunteering Opportunities
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