Software Engineer Intern

| Greater NYC Area

The Trade Desk is a global technology company with a mission to make the Internet better for everyone – consumers, content owners, and marketers – by fixing the way advertising is bought and sold.

Our platform operates at an unprecedented scale. Handling over 9 million requests per second, we process more queries than searches on Google, tweets on Twitter, and snaps on Snapchat – combined. It doesn't get much bigger or faster than this. And after nearly 10 years of being among the fastest growing companies in the world, we are still just getting started...

We have also built something even stronger and more valuable: an award-winning culture based on trust, empathy, collaboration, and ownership. Every day our teams work across lines that often divide at other companies -- because we are more than builders, more than innovators, more than visionaries or problem solvers... We are a team who through shared challenges, setbacks, and successes, has become more than the sum of our parts.

As a Software Engineer Intern at The Trade Desk, you will:

  • Own and ship a meaningful project, end-to-end. We believe strongly in ownership at The Trade Desk, and we are committed to you having something substantial to show for your time here.
  • Receive close, one-on-one mentorship from an experienced software engineer.
  • Collaborate with a globally-connected team of other interns in cities across the world
  • Work with new technologies across a wide spectrum of computer science, including: distributed systems, petabyte-scale data processing, machine learning/AI, and UI/UX.
  • Have the opportunity to visit and work from another Trade Desk office during your internship.

You might be a great fit for a Software Engineer internship at The Trade Desk if:

  • You are fluent in one or more modern-object oriented programming languages.
  • You have a firm grasp on basic data structures and algorithmic techniques.
  • You are a quick and self-directed learner. We provide close support and mentorship, but you will not be handed a step-by-step plan. Your internship will be largely what you make of it.
  • You can work in one of our physical office locations for the duration of your internship. Roles are available in Boulder/Denver CO, Seattle/Bellevue WA, Irvine, Ventura, San Jose CA, New York NY, and London.

Do you want to work on a meaningful and impactful project that makes a difference? Are you eager to innovate? – to work on unsolved problems where you are responsible for the outcome? Do you want unique, large-scale, and highly complex challenges involving technology that is brand-new to you?

If this sounds like you, we welcome your application and invite you find out why Fortune Magazine named The Trade Desk one of the top 15 best companies to work for. 

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
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • VerticaDatabases
    • AerospikeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our NY office is sandwiched between Flatiron and K-Town, close to lots of subway stations.
2 Park Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016

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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