Director, Talent Insights and People Analytics

| Greater NYC Area

The Trade Desk is changing the way global brands and their agencies advertise to audiences around the world. How? With a media-buying platform that helps brands deliver a more insightful and relevant ad experience for consumers — and sets a new standard for global reach, accuracy, and transparency.

So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.

In this role, you will work closely with our People leadership teams to uncover data-driven insights to better attract, develop, motivate and retain employees supporting TTD’s overall talent and hiring strategy. This individual will have a demonstrated track record of using innovative means to create a sustainable and scalable talent insights, process efficiency & people analytics model for a global organization, with an emphasis on protecting cultural integrity for the future.

You’re strategic, innovative, and culture matters. You know how to define company culture and excel in identifying individuals who embody it. You are a leader, team-player, and think about talent insights as it fits in with long term company success. You are a storyteller when it comes to analyzing data. You take raw data and present it in a format that tells the story of what is and isn’t happening. You know that in order to understand talent insights, you need to understand the business and implementing this into your process is second nature. You are eager to contribute to a fast-paced, creative, and lean team, and help pave the way for modern talent acquisition.


  • Develops, implements and evolves an overall people analytics and data strategy achieving data integrity, data governance and data processes (workflows, transformations, calculations, etc.) and roadmap to ensure people analytics deliverables are robust, relevant, and efficient.
  • Collaborates and influences multiple partners in technology, the business, people operations and other internal and external partners to ensure data strategy objectives are achieved and enable the discovery of insights that will change the way TTD evaluates, makes decisions and thinks about talent.
  • Contributes TTD strategy by delivering direct-service data and analytics solutions.
  • Prioritizes and aligns goals and resources to focus on the most critical projects and tasks.
  • Advises on evolving system and data architecture needs and emerging knowledge/skill sets required for success.
  • Builds analytical capability and perspectives across HR by coaching and enabling partners with technology and training.
  • Hires, trains, coaches, counsels and evaluates performance of people analytics specialists.
  • Accountable for ensuring the single, trusted source for key people data. Develop an analytics ecosystem that ensures the right data is available to conduct advanced and predictive analyses, inform decisions and deliver results.
  • Develop a data strategy and roadmap to integrate, transform and blend people data to support automated analytics deliverables, including scorecards, dashboards, trended analytics, augmented analytics, text analytics and machine learning.
  • Lead, coach, develop and grow a team of people analytics specialists to leverage best-in-class data and analytics solutions to support the organizations overall people analytics strategy and deliverables.
  • Partner with HRIS, HR Operations. Legal and COE business process owners on data governance and standards to ensure people data is accurate, complete and secure.
  • Partner across the organization to provide business intelligence solutions to support ad hoc data projects, visualization, survey dashboards, etc.
  • Lead data automation efforts by staying abreast of latest data tools and approaches and providing guidance relative to data engineering and automation practices.


  • Requires BA/BS in HR, Mathematics, Business Administration, or Analytics related field and 7-10 years’ related experience designing a people data strategy, including 5 years managing analytical teams and/or HR shared services areas focused on enabling clients with data and insights, or any combination of experience which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Knowledge of Oracle and/or Workday human capital management systems required.
  • Experienced utilizing PrismHR a must.
  • Experience working across a variety of people areas, including HR data and systems and experience leading a team of people analytics analysts #LI-TP1

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

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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

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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