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JOB: UI designer, The Trade Desk, Inc.

From: Brian Stempeck <>

User Interface Development Lead at The Trade Desk, Inc.

Job Description

Location:  Ventura, CA is the preferred location for this position, but The Trade Desk’s other offices are available for the right candidate.

Primary: Ventura, CA (or work remotely from Los Angeles, CA)

Secondary: San Francisco, CA; Boulder, CO; New York, NY

Light travel to Ventura (10%) will be required for employees based in an office outside Ventura.

Overview:  The Trade Desk is a venture-funded online advertising startup headquartered in Ventura, CA with satellite offices in San Francisco, New York City and Boulder, Colorado. We’re a friendly, cohesive team of software engineers, business development professionals, media buyers, and product managers that work with a relaxed intensity.

Located an hour north of LA, our headquarters are a 10-minute walk from the beach, plus the restaurants and bars in downtown Ventura. Our office is full of surfboards, bikes, and ping pong paddles, not to mention gourmet coffee and snacks. Our employees routinely work from home and we take pride in our fun, casual culture (Our CEO and our Director of Marketing faced off in a 12-course Iron Chef battle royale at our last holiday party).

What does The Trade Desk do? We help advertisers and ad agencies buy online display advertising. We buy online media more efficiently than anyone by using massive amounts of data, superior valuation algorithms, machine learning technology, and media savvy. We’re bringing a level of sophistication to online advertising that has only been seen in the financial markets. And we have a rock-solid background in the industry; our CEO, Jeff Green, founded AdECN, the first online ad exchange, which sold to Microsoft in 2007.

We’re looking for engineers to join our team who get excited about solving big, hard problems. The product and features we’re building have literally never existed before. We want people who savor the challenge of being involved with a company early enough that they get to influence decisions. Our development process is all about constant innovation – we’re building the next generation of sophisticated advertising and media buying tools.

User Interface Development Lead

Key Responsibilities

We’re seeking a highly talented User Interface Engineer with a confident design sense, solid experience in GUI development on the web, the desktop and mobile devices, and a strong interest in agile delivery to help us build innovative products

Initially this person will contribute individually and manage contractors, later they will lead a team

Responsible and accountable for creating schedules and delivering all UI features


Expert in CSS,java_script, MVC.Net

Strong on API design and interaction

5+ years UI development, proven record of quality work, efficiency, and leadership.

Have an eye for detail that make the difference between a mediocre and a great UI.

Experience, designing, and developing applications and products, for web and mobile platforms

Silverlight experience is not required but is a major plus, same for CompSci background

Understanding of best practices for web usability and interaction design along with an understanding of browser capabilities and browser security concerns

Deep knowledge and experience in HTTP and consumer web programming

Solid understanding of web architectures, OOD/D

Strong instincts and skills in user interaction design and visual design

Able to distill complex and partially defined requirements into crisp and effective designs

Able to achieve extraordinary personal results, as well as the ability to lead/manage and achieve results through others.


BS/MS CompSci

Silverlight experience

Basic experience and familiarity with ad server products and user interfaces

Design experience also a plus

Mobile & tablet design and development experience a plus