Information Security Engineer at The Trade Desk

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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 600 billion queries per day (more than 100X the query volume of search globally), our platform operates at unprecedented scale. We have also built something even stronger and more valuable: an award-winning culture based on trust, empathy, collaboration, and ownership. By working together across typical dividing lines, we are better as a team than any of us could be apart.

Do you have a passion for solving hard problems at scale? Are you eager to join a trust-based, globally-connected team, where your contributions will make a meaningful difference?  

 

Come and see why Fortune Magazine consistently ranks The Trade Desk among best small-medium sized workplaces globally.

WHO WE ARE

The Trade Desk is leading the way to the future of marketing by changing how advertising is bought and sold. Working with the largest brands and agencies around the world, our technology platform helps consumers discover products they want by enabling advertisers to target and reach them on the right channels at the right time.

Employees join The Trade Desk to discover opportunities, contribute to our customers’ success, and be part of building the future of marketing. You’ll work with creative, compassionate, and collaborative colleagues that share a passion for making the internet better for all – a combination that simply can't be beat.

When you join The Trade Desk, you’re joining a family. We have open space work environments, adjustable sitting/standing desks, and a celebrated open-door policy (at all levels) that can inspire out-of-the-box solutions and camaraderie among your coworkers. The competitive compensation packages, full benefits, stock options, and additional discounted stock purchase opportunities, catered lunches, and offsite team building activities may cause slight to severe jealousy among your peers.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR

You are an elite Information Security professional with several years of experience in systems, networks, and/or application security. Your experience also includes navigating complex security and compliance initiatives such as Sarbanes-Oxley IT General Controls, SSAE-16/18 SOC 1 & 2, and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). You stay on top of the latest information security trends, risks, and countermeasures. You love not only defining security policies, standards and procedures, but developing and directly implementing security solutions at scale. You have excellent communications skills that go beyond “tech talk” and can translate complex technical matters to those without a technical background.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING

The Information Security Engineer will be an integral part of our growing Information Security Team in Ventura, California, and will report to our Director, Information Security. Together with the rest of the team, you will support information security and compliance initiatives throughout the enterprise and will work multi-functionally with key partners throughout the organization. With the goal of protecting The Trade Desk’s systems, networks, and data, your contributions to the team and company will include:

  • Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and upgrading security measures for the protection of The Trade Desk’s networks, systems, users, and data.
  • Implementing, managing, and monitoring security controls from various compliance frameworks such as SOX IT General Controls, SSAE-16/18, ISO 27001/2, and PCI-DSS.
  • Automating the implementation, management, and monitoring of the above-mentioned security controls.
  • Responding to and investigating potential and confirmed security incidents. Identifying unauthorized access or processes, containing and eradicating them, and documenting the entire incident response process.
  • Performing vulnerability scans and penetration tests to probe The Trade Desk’s networks and systems for vulnerabilities. Building and executing prioritized remediation plans to remediate any findings.
  • Coordinating external penetration testing engagements with third-party security service providers. Executing advised remediation plans to address any findings.
  • Supporting the ongoing development of the Governance, Compliance, and Risk Management programs.
  • Establishing, implementing, and auditing security standards for the secure management of The Trade Desk’s networks and systems.
  • Performing daily administrative tasks, reporting and communicating globally with other groups at The Trade Desk.
  • Promoting security awareness and cultivating employees’ adoption of information security standard methodologies.
  • Participating in special projects and duties as required.
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE
  • At least 5+ years of full-time work experience in network, systems, or application engineering with at least 2+ of those years being focused on information security
  • A proven track record of multitasking with a keen eye for details and the dedication to remain one step ahead of the adversary when it comes to defending systems and networks.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to thrive in dynamic, high-stress scenarios.
  • Direct experience with security technologies such as anti-virus software, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, content filtering, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods.
  • Experience crafting secure networks, systems, and application architectures in cloud, virtual and physical environments.
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies, and methods.
  • Familiarity with common Information Security and Information Technology frameworks and standards, such as COBIT and ITIL.
  • Ability to transform abstract regulatory requirements into cohesive compliance actions.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team setting, as well as work independently
  • Conceptual understanding of software development methodologies
  • A degree in Computer Science, IT, Systems Engineering is a plus.
  • Information Security certifications are a plus (i.e. CISSP, CEH, CISM, CompTIA Security+, SANS GIAC Certifications, etc.) 

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Our Compensation and Benefits (for Colorado residents only)

• Base Compensation Range: $71,900 - $107,850

In accordance with Colorado law, the range provided is The Trade Desk’s reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills and abilities. The Trade Desk also offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

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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Location

Our NY office is in the Grace Building with sweeping views of the city, Bryant Park and close to lots of great restaurants.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone I've met in person and virtually feels like a friend I've known them for quite some time. The culture in the New York office truly encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work. The diversity of thought and backgrounds professionally and personally is unlike any other place that I've worked at.

Katy

Manager, Global Employer Brand Marketing

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 Manager, Engineering

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

Sr. Director, Technical Account Management

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.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Our committed Inclusion a Belonging starts at the top and is reflected in the diversity of our executive team. Reporting to our CEO, Founder & Chairman, 50% of our C-level executives are diverse.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
To innovate, gain knowledge and pursue other interests, such as volunteer work, travel, research, or write. It is one way to reward employees who have been working with us for a long time.
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
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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 2X per week.

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