Senior Data Scientist, Identity and Cross-Device

| Greater NYC 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
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    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our NY office is sandwiched between Flatiron and K-Town, close to lots of subway stations.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our most recent Connected TV (CTV) launch was exciting because CTV is a big industry game changer. A lot of people from the London office worked on the project, so I know about the problems we had to solve in order to get us to the point where we could push it live. I’m excited to see how well it takes off.

Kruna

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Unrelenting curiosity. When you’re given a problem or task, you’re so curious that you become obsessive about solving it. I always know that I’ve found great engineers when they refuse to let go of a problem I’ve given them until they figure it out. This quality proves especially useful for a lot of the problems we work on.

Tim

Senior Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

During the Engineering Palooza event three years ago, a group of 25 engineers, spent a week in Boulder just brainstorming ideas and talking about our next-gen infrastructure. The sheer brain power in that room was absolutely amazing! Since then, the team has grown, ideas have expanded, and we’re tackling more complex problems than ever before.

Arvind

Principal Lead Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Those moments usually involve us looking at vast volumes of data to answer a question or inform a decision. A few examples are investigating how a client uses a certain feature, so we can build a new one to increase efficiency, or helping partners write an attribution model or build a custom report, so they can gain new insights from their data.

André

Solutions Architect

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
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Hours. Meaningful Stock Options. Full health, dental, and vision coverage. Awesome office location with fully stocked fridge, gourmet local coffee, games and breakfast & lunch 2-3X per week.

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