Learning & Development Specialist at The Trade Desk

| Greater LA Area
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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.

So if you’re talented, driven, creative, and hungry to bring something entirely new and wildly ambitious into the world (and have some fun doing it), then we want to talk.

We’re looking for a Learning & Development Specialist who will help us create, build and scale our global learning and development programs. You are a strategic, results-oriented learning and development professional with a proven track record of implementing effective programs that drive measurable results. As a part of our L&D team, you will be work with cross functional teams to scale programs that help employees and managers increase productivity, grow in their careers and ultimately support them to reach their full potential. You’ll be someone who thrives in a high-growth rapidly changing environment. You also have experience owning programs end-to-end from the design, delivery process and managing for results ongoing.


  • Design, develop and deploy courses, programs, and resources that align with L&D strategy to our global Trade Desk employees company wide.
  • Program, process and reporting owner of Learning systems and LMS (Workday Learning, Workday Talent, LinkedIn Learning, etc.)
  • Collaborate and consult with SMEs to determine effective learning solutions and process to address development needs.
  • Ensure clear communication across projects and programs to achieve overall goals
  • Demonstrate ability to handle multiple projects with quick deadlines.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and be innovative and creative with program design and delivery.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of learning solutions for business impact and scalability.
  • Stay current with L&D Industry trends and best practices to elevate learning offerings.
  • Developing collaborative partnerships with department leadership and HR support teams.
  • Create presentations and deliver to leaders and key stakeholders to share key insights, gain buy-in, and drive business impact. Design and lead projects to test process and content improvements and other innovations.
  • Assisting in the creation and maintenance of talent development materials and documentation (Confluence) and communications (Slack, email, etc.)
  • Conduct ongoing needs analysis and identifying opportunities for process improvements supported by a clear plan for implementation and accountability.


  • A Bachelor’s, Advanced Degree, or Certifications in a related field of study
  • 4+ years of experience creating and driving L&D programs
  • Learning & Talent Development Program Design & Delivery,
  • Experience with Workday Learning, Workday Talent and Linkedin Learning systems.
  • Learning Needs Analysis, Data Collection & Analysis, Manages Complexity and Optimizes Work Processes,
  • Alignment with and passion for the company’s vision, mission, and core values
  • Drives engagement and talent programs with ambition, collaboration and accountability resulting in effective action planning and results
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Passion for developing others
  • Passion for problem-solving
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Proven, sound, reliable, courageous, timely decision-making capability #LI-TP1

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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Our LA office is across the street from the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, offering a wide range of amenities with easy freeway access.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

It’s not uncommon in our Ventura office for several engineers to go surfing on their lunch break or when the waves are just right. For those of us who can’t seem to swim, we tend to play basketball during lunch. Others like to take hikes behind the office along the hillside, work out or even run along the beach.


Data Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We work in pods of 3-4 per client. Each pod has a trader, account executive, and account manager. Typically, account managers handle the daily communication with the client, provide platform training, support traders in optimizing/troubleshooting campaigns, and support sales. The three roles are indispensable to each client .


Account Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

Everyone at The Trade Desk invests in each other’s growth. Management is very good about keeping up with everyone and understanding what your career plans are to help work with you in achieving them. The best part is being able to work together with a brilliant team to learn and grow together so you are never alone.


Trading Specialist

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

One of my favorite meetings is our monthly product pitch where employees from all over the company get to pitch their ideas to our senior leadership and product teams. We are a product driven company and nothing informs the direction of our business more than having a say in what we should build next.


VP, Client Services & Strategy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

People come to the office to get their work done, but also want to enjoy their time in the office as well. We all take turns DJ’ing the Bluetooth speaker in the office and taking music requests from others. There’s constant collaboration and communication going on between all teams in the office.


Senior Account Manager

What are The Trade Desk Perks + Benefits

The Trade Desk Benefits Overview

At The Trade Desk we think what you do outside the office is just as important as what you do inside the office, which is why we offer a range of benefits to help our employees lead a healthy and balanced life. We offer competitive benefits ranging from parental leave to savings and investments plan that help you plan for the future. We have offices around the world and they all have something that makes them unique, whether there's a fridge stocked with local craft beer, or daily ping pong tournaments, there's always something fun happening at our TTD offices.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Friendly Nerf wars, Foosball tourneys, and good vibes...our LA office is centered around bringing your whole self to work.

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