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 LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to join our Solutions Architecture team.
You have a sustained track record of making significant, self-directed, and end-to-end contributions to applied mathematics, machine learning and data focused projects. You think beyond just the task at hand to deeply understand the 'why' behind what you are doing.
You are a broadly skilled data scientist who can apply various tools, data mining, statistical techniques, algorithms and machine learning principles to identify trends, patterns and insights from variety of data sources, and building models to address client’s business problems.
You can write code to perform data analysis and build models using common programming languages and embed them into production systems.
You are a problem solver. You have the passion and ability to articulate our clients’ unique needs and business goals. You help clients achieve them by formulating effective data driven advertising solutions.
You work with confidence and without ego. Our team members have deep knowledge and exercise a high degree of leadership in their daily work. You have strongly-held, defensible ideas, and advocate for what you believe is right. You are also adept at identifying and evaluating trade-offs, willing to be proven wrong, and quick to walk through fire to support your fellow teammates.
You value, seek out, and foster diversity. We are a global team from many diverse backgrounds, with different experiences and perspectives. To complement this team, you will welcome ideas that are different from your own and be skilled at finding and building from common ground.
You are a creative thinker, not bound by the way things have always been done. What you know is less important than how well you learn and innovate. We don't need people who know all the answers; we need people who can invent the answers no one has thought of yet, to the questions yet to be asked.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
The Data Science Solutions Architect will design and build custom solutions that are powered primarily by applied mathematics and related advanced computation for our clients.
You will participate in all aspects of designing, mathematics researching, building, and delivering custom data science and data-focused products for our clients. You will work in wildly different areas of data science applications to include but not limited to game theory, numerical optimization, NLP, statistical and probabilistic modelling, linear/nonlinear programming optimization, partial differential equations, deep learning, and experimental causality
You will contribute to or lead projects of varying complexity and duration where you will communicate advanced mathematical concepts (and related implications) to both technical and non-technical clients, plan tasks, set timelines, manage and update stakeholders, resolve blockers and drive the process forward with other project team members.
You will monitor and manage custom solutions, debug application related issues causing solution outage or degradation, and implement necessary fixes.
You will help in building up our team through a combination of mentoring, technical leadership, making others better by raising the bar.
You will leverage background and experience to develop best practices that are scalable, repeatable and sharing these with the global Solutions Architect team
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:
Skills and experience:
BA/BS in Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science (AI/ML), Computer Engineering or a related field
Proven experience as a Data Scientist in solving business problems
Strong applied maths or machine learning skills for exploratory data analysis and design and development of models on big data sets (both streaming and batch).
5+ years of experience in performing data analysis, data visualization, and creating models using a variety of programming languages (for example, Python, R, Java/Scala, etc.) and associated libraries/tools (such as pandas, scipy, matplot, Tableau, etc.)
Deep understanding and direct use of big data frameworks/platforms (Spark, Hadoop, etc.)
Experience in deploying predictive models and algorithms on one or more cloud services like EMR
Preferred (Not essential):
Experience working with REST APIs is a plus
Experience working with client, product, or engineering teams in a pre-sales role or consultative experience is a plus
There are a ton of reasons why TTD is a phenomenal company to work for, but here are the top 6 that we think you'll find most interesting:
1. We are a globally collaborative environment. You will have the opportunity to work with brilliant & diverse teams from all over the world
2. Our culture - We have a wonderful team of brilliant high achievers built on a culture of empathy, grit, collaboration, & ownership. We are an award-winning company – we have won ‘ Great Place to Work’ awards across Australia, US, UK, Europe and Asia!
3. We offer an attractive compensation package, flex work environment, beautiful offices with all the perks that you're used to (snacks, catered lunches, wine, beer), competitive equity, and an employee stock purchasing plan. We IPO'ed 5 yrs ago, with our stock price growing by 1000% in such a short time. The ad-tech industry represents a unique growth opportunity – it's currently only making up for about 2% of the overall $600B advertising industry. As we like to say here, We're only 2% done! Join us and help us tackle the other 98%!
4. We promote an environment of reward and recognition – At TTD, you will be recognised for your efforts and for each anniversary at TTD, we will celebrate you, and reward you for your contribution!
5. We celebrate continuous learning at TTD – here you will have opportunities to be sponsored for further education, certifications and we also have an in-house learning platform to support your further development
6. We promote an inclusive and diverse environment – we have many events and activities that truly make TTD a ‘Great Place to Work’ and promote inclusivity and diversity across our organisation.
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.