Learning and Development Manager at The Trade Desk

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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 opportunity, 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.


We’re looking for a Learning & Development manager to join The Trade Desk! Working closely with the L&D team, Engagement team, HR Business Partners, and key business stakeholders, you will play vital role in creating and fostering growth of new managers, leaders and overall career development. Based out of our Ventura, CA headquarters or New York office, you’ll work with a passionate group of professionals who are focused on helping our global team and leaders to reach their potential.


  • Design and deliver global, scalable learning, leadership and career development strategies that align to The Trade Desk’s company goals and objectives.
  • Drive various leadership and development initiatives and program to support the growth of our current and future leaders of the business.
  • Partner with senior stakeholders from Human Resources team and business leaders to drive our strategic talent development goals, utilizing strong thought leadership, communications and influence skills.
  • Develop and drive a roadmap for leadership and career development-related programs as needed by the organization (e.g. new manager training, leadership development, career development, etc.)
  • Embody and reinforce leadership behaviors that align to our core values & competencies
  • Conduct thoughtful needs analyses and research to design programs that build new manager and leadership capabilities aligning to our company values & competencies
  • Facilitate engaging and exciting instructor-led experiences that are impactful and resonate with global Trade Desk audiences.
  • Review and continually evolve existing development programs to align with TTD’s fast pace and rate of change
  • Measure the success and return on investment of development programs
  • Strategically maximize LMS capabilities, and continuously refresh development content
  • Manage L&D vendor relationships as needed for externally-led new manager and leadership development programs (Harvard Business School Online, LinkedIn Learning, etc.)
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning solutions for business impact and scalability.
  • Developing collaborative partnerships with department leadership and HR support teams.
  • Create presentations and deliver to leaders and key stakeholders to share key insights, gain buy-in, and drive business impact. Design and lead projects to test process and content improvements and other innovations.
  • Conduct ongoing needs analysis and identifying opportunities for process improvements supported by a clear plan for implementation and accountability.
  • Stay current with L&D Industry trends and best practices to elevate learning offerings.



  • A Bachelor’s, Advanced Degree, or Certifications in a related field of study
  • 8+ years experience in a Learning & Development role with proven success record in learning programs, program design and delivery, talent development initiatives, learning facilitation, measurement, and employee communication.
  • Learning Needs Analysis, Data Collection & Analysis, Manages Complexity and Optimizes Work Processes
  • Alignment with and passion for the company’s vision, mission, and core values
  • Drives programs with vision, innovation, ambition, collaboration and accountability resulting in effective action planning and results
  • Deep end to end program management experience
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to work within ambiguity
  • Ability to influence and communicate will all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Passion for problem-solving and developing others
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Proven, sound, reliable, courageous and timely decision-making capabilities

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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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