Senior Director, Employee Engagement & Experience at The Trade Desk

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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.

  • Lead the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies and programs to continuously improve engagement among our candidates and employees.
  • Bring thought leadership, tailored insights, and strategic perspective to fostering inclusion and increasing diversity across our global team.
  • Partner with Product, Marketing and Communications teams to provide Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) expertise into their strategies and help to create a cohesive external narrative.
  • Partner closely with Learning and Development, HR Business Partners as well as wider People Operations teams in integrating inclusion, diversity and bias mitigation concepts into learning and employee development programs.
  • Partner with HR Operations team and business leaders to develop, maintain and monitor D&I metrics, and research -based insights to diagnose and assess the impact of specific strategies and initiatives.
  • Work with the wider HR leadership to lead the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the organization.
  • Driving projects which contribute to a high performing organization closely linked to our values and culture.
  • Apply various tactics to boost employee retention and productivity across all company levels. Implementing procedures to measure results.
  • Engage senior leaders in these programs, keeping other functions informed of updates and changes in consistent and engaging ways.
  • Working with our Sr Director, Employee Communications to help shape internal communication strategies and the development of prospective and current employee-facing collateral.
  • Collaborating with other functions to reinforce our employee value proposition.
  • Work with HR and TA leadership to continue enhancing the candidate and new hire experience through programs focused on recruiting, interviewing, pre-boarding and onboarding.
  • Oversee the management of employee engagement surveys; along with action planning; goal-setting and award management.
  • Driving a listening culture and build feedback mechanisms into employee engagement activities and internal communications to enable employees to have an opportunity for dialogue.
  • Lead our team of engagement professionals focusing on running programs across the employee experience space. Work closely with the team to organise initiatives and campaigns to inspire and bring our core values to life.
  • Function as an internal liaison and representative of the company's mission and values.
  • Assist with the development and roll-out of key global and regional HR programs including performance management, learning & development, talent management, well being, etc.
  • Supporting other ad-hoc projects and HR tasks, as required.
  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience required. MA/MS/MBA degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of 10 years human resources experience required. Enterprise start-up, technology-oriented environments or technical organizations strongly preferred.  PHR, GPHR or SPHR a strong plus.
  • Minimum 5 years proven leadership and people management experience in HR/PO functions
  • Significant and proven experience in HR specializing in employee engagement and D&I initiatives.
  • Independence of thought and the ability to analyze complex problems from multiple perspectives.
  • The capacity and desire to partner closely with C-Suite is critical.
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, produce excellent work results, and follow through on commitments. A sense of urgency is required.

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. #LI-TP1

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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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