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Trading Analyst - 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. We are proud of the culture we have built. 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.

So, if you are talented, driven, creative, and eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team, then we want to talk!

What we do: 

  • The Trading role at The Trade Desk works hand in hand with their core account team (Account Managers and Business Development) to strategically grow their portfolio of accounts/business through proving the value of programmatic media buying. Core responsibilities of Traders revolve around becoming a Platform Expert, being able to tell a story with data, and helping advertisers understand how they are driving business value. This involves a mixture of technical savviness (working with data) and teaching, working with, and presenting to clients. A successful trader is viewed as a strategic consultant by our agencies and brands. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Collaborate with Account Management and Business Development to identify areas of education and drive performance 
  • Become a Trade Desk platform expert through an effective and efficient onboarding program 
  • Utilize excel to analyze data and make performance recommendations 
  • Work closely with clients to ensure their campaigns are set up correctly, on track to spend their budget, and hitting their key KPIs 
  • Gain a clear understanding of your client’s business, goals, and areas for growth  
  • Train clients on basic programmatic and trading principles 
  • Troubleshoot basic problems including campaign setup, spend issues, and platform nuances 
  • Pull delivery and performance data from the platform to assist with client presentations and optimization recommendations 

Who you are: 

  • A team player that can work collaboratively with their core account team, as well as across other organizations in the company 
  • Experience in excel manipulating data to generate clear insights and action items 
  • Eager to constantly learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment that requires self-driven education and improvement.  
  • Effective time management skills, especially the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.  
  • Effective communication skills to help build relationships internally and externally 
  • Curious about digital advertising and the value exchange of the internet 
  • Passionate about teaching others and explaining complex topics simply  


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.


NY, CO, CA, and WA residents only: In accordance with NY, CO, CA, and WA law, the range provided is The Trade Desk's reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and location. All employees may be eligible to become The Trade Desk shareholders through eligibility for stock-based compensation grants, which are awarded to employees based on company and individual performance. The Trade Desk also offers other compensation depending on the role such as sales-based incentives and commissions. Plus, expected benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with premiums paid in full for employees and dependents, retirement benefits such as a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, well-being benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, parental leave, sick time of 1 hour per 30 hours worked, vacation time for full-time employees up to 120 hours thru the first year and 160 hours thereafter, and around 13 paid holidays per year.  Employees can also purchase The Trade Desk stock at a discount through The Trade Desk’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. 

The Trade Desk also offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to learn more.

Note: Interns are not eligible for variable incentive awards such as stock-based compensation, retirement plan, vacation, tuition reimbursement or parental leave

At the Trade Desk, Base Salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is
$53,000$97,100 USD

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The Trade Desk Headquarters Location

Ventura, CA

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The Trade Desk Company Size

Between 2,000 - 5,000 employees

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The Trade Desk Funding Rounds

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  • Debt Financing

    $125,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $60,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $45,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $5,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $2,500,000 USD

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