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The Trade Desk

We’re committed to making digital advertising better, because the future of the open internet depends on it.

That’s why we created an independent media buying platform designed for the open internet. One that helps marketers reach more customers in more places, with more transparency and choice at every stage — from planning to pricing to performance.

At its best, the internet is an open marketplace of ideas, content, and commerce. And we intend on keeping it that way. Because the open internet matters.

We hope you’ll join us on our mission.

Information Technology and Services
1001-5000 employees
Founded 2009

A media buying platform built for what matters.


We help brands and their agencies deliver more relevant ads to audiences everywhere, across devices and channels.

Pillars of our Mission: We’re working to make the internet better

  • Independence: Let’s have an internet for all. Not just for some. 
  • Reach: Reach more people. 1 billion more. 
  • Objectivity: We’re on the buy side, which is everyone’s side. 
  • Openness: An open internet starts with an open platform.


Our values-led culture is based on behavior we all embody every day: Vision, Grit, Agility, Generosity, Openness, and Full-Hearted 

We believe that maintaining a tight-knit company culture while expanding our global presence is core to our success. We work hard to make sure our teams feel their impact and find meaning in their work day to day. 

Our collaborative, supportive teams are able to work together to solve our clients’ problems and unblock challenges on the products that we build. Defining the values around our unique culture has been vital to our continued success.

Diversity & Inclusion

At The Trade Desk, we are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion
and belonging in which all employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences are empowered to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

We demonstrate this commitment of Inclusion and Belonging through intentional action with five key focus areas: Education, Celebration, Donations, Diversifying our Talent, and Listening to Each Other


At The Trade Desk, you are at the center of everything we do to foster innovation through openness, collaboration, and approachability. When you feel your best—physically and financially—you bring your best to your family, coworkers, and clients. That's why you deserve benefit plans and programs that provide all the tools you need to thrive. 

As a TTD employee, you receive a dynamic benefits package designed to support you and your family's total health and wellness.

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We’ve achieved some amazing things with our technology. But it’s nothing compared to the culture we’ve built. When you join The Trade Desk, you’re entering an environment built on empathy, collaboration, and ownership.

And we've got the awards to prove it.

"Our culture is special because there are so many different avenues to feel like you belong. If you have a unique interest or niche, you can create space for others to join in your passions. I consider the people I work with family, not just co-workers. "
Kyle Young
Account Executive
"You can’t help but feel you belong somewhere when leadership recognizes your potential and thoughtfully paves the way for you to make an impact."
Jess Wagner
Engagement Manager

Social impact

We partner and provide financial support to organizations that promote unrepresented groups and communities such as -

Mosaic Center: Through the American Advertising Federation, we are a multi-year sponsor of the Mosaic Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our efforts have contributed to the creation of student chapters of the AAF on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) campuses that previously did not have them. These chapters help with education about our industry, awareness about careers in digital advertising, and related opportunities and internships.

IRTS: We work with media organizations including The International Radio & Television Society Foundation (IRTS) which seeks to build the next generation of media leaders to more accurately reflect the diverse demographic of today’s consumers.

love has no labels: We provide in-kind contributions/pro-bono campaigns on our programmatic advertising platform, including a project with the U.S. AdCouncil called Love Has No Labels. The campaign was intentionally designed to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people across race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability. 

Brixton Finishing School: In 2021, we started a new partnership with the Brixton Finishing School in London to offer internships to diverse students from working class backgrounds, unrepresented minorities, and ethnic groups. Our plans include job offers for successful interns at the end of their assignments.

Anita B.org: Anita B.org runs the world's largest gathering of women in technology, the Grace Hopper Celebration. We’re proud to be a multi-year partner which brings together women in technology for learning, networking, and to increase our visibility with female candidates.

Opportunities at The Trade Desk

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