Software Engineer, Infrastructure Services
The Trade Desk
hace 5 días

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 100 times the query volume of search globally), our platform operates at an unprecedented scale.

We have also built something even stronger and more valuable : an award-winning culture based on trust, ownership, empathy, and collaboration.

We value the unique experiences and perspectives that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Do you have a passion for solving hard problems at scale? Are you eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team where your contributions will make a meaningful difference in building a better media ecosystem?

Come and see why Fortune magazine consistently ranks The Trade Desk among the best small-medium-sized workplaces globally.

As embracers of change, we're working on a self-service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service transformation within our ever-expanding footprint.

We set the standard of infrastructure excellence for the rest of the engineering organization and provide guidance on how to architect and maintain system infrastructure.

Transformations are challenging and provide multiple opportunities for a positive impact on a growing company. If this sounds like an exciting pursuit, we'd love to talk to you!


As a Software Engineer with a specialization in Infrastructure you will :

  • Provide solutions at scale for the infrastructure required to run a globally distributed system handling over 13 million requests per second.
  • Help product teams ship more efficiently and safely through automation, tools, and processes which can be used by all teams at The Trade Desk.
  • Ensure supportability by innovating solutions for our infrastructure through building, implementing, operating, and adding features to self-service tooling and automation.
  • Participate in root-cause analysis and postmortem discussions to effectively drive long-term operational health improvements.
  • Analyze for process gaps and implement solutions to speed up execution and reduce manual toil.
  • While this is not strictly a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) role, there are elements of the mindset that apply capacity modeling, monitoring, data collection and analysis, key performance indicator definitions, configuration management, and tracking outcomes.
  • Participate in a 24 / 7 on-call rotation.

    Skills and Experience

  • Experience writing clean, maintainable, and well-tested code in any of the following languages : Python, Go / Golang, Typescript, Ruby, or C#
  • Designing, developing, deploying, and supporting service-oriented applications
  • Domain knowledge or a strong motivation to learn one or more of the following :
  • o Kubernetes, Docker, ArgoCD, Backstage

    o Kafka, Service Discovery (i.e. Consul), DNS topology, Dragonfly

    o AWS, Azure, Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun)

    o Linux operating system internals, filesystems, storage technologies, protocols, and networking stack

    o GitOps tools such as Terraform, Ansible, or CloudFormation

    o Experience with serverless infrastructure as a service is a huge plus

    Key Attributes

  • Technical Contributions :
  • o An understanding of systems design as well as the advantages or drawbacks to various approaches.

    o Experience building always-on systems, working across a variety of technologies and service layers.

    o Uses a data driven approach to both daily time investments as well as long-term bets.

  • Operationally Efficient :
  • o Operate in a way that reduces complexity and cuts operational risks with a solid grasp of costs and the return on investment of time, implementation, customer impact.

    o A track record of making significant and self-directed, contributions to large and impactful projects.

    o Actively communicate with your team as well as across the organization to effectively drive toward a unified goal.

    o Practical problem solving, superb communication and documentation skills.

  • An Empathetic, Objective, Critical Thinker :
  • o Thinking beyond the task at hand to deeply understand the 'why' behind an objective.

    o A welcoming of ideas, and understanding of, perspectives that are different from your own and an interest in seeking and building from a common ground.

    o You are a creative thinker, not bound by "the way things have always been done" but are thinking of the questions nobody has thought of and are "yet to be asked".

    What you know is less important than how well you learn, innovate, collaborate, and adapt.

    o As a global team from many diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, you value and seek out paths for fostering diversity

  • 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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