Senior, HR Business Partner

| Greater LA Area

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.

As a member of the People Operations team, this is a unique opportunity to join our disruptive global technology company and be part of a cohesive team focused on formulating People Operations strategies. You are big picture thinker yet love to roll up your sleeves and dive into the execution. You enjoy a challenge and derive satisfaction from solving problems—big and small. You are a natural collaborator and don’t shy away from implementing the right level of process. Your proactive nature will optimize our team’s efficiency and deliver scalable solutions to support our company’s dynamic growth. You are compelled to find new ways to make us better and are driven to deliver both on near-term and long-term goals. You work smart, work hard and have fun doing it. You are a leader, a team player, a connector and are eager to contribute to our team.

This position will build strong partnerships as the People Operations Business Partner for our Los Angeles office collaborating with North America & Western Region Business Development leaders and their respective staff to foster employee engagement.


  • Support leaders in understanding and managing their business, developing their people, driving business results and maintaining our unique culture.
  • Guide managers through the performance improvement process and coaching opportunities.
  • Provide consultation and support to managers on employee relations issues and applicable company policies and employment laws. Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Drive global People Operations initiatives within supported groups.
  • Be a champion of our values and work with the broader PeopleOps team to design and implement people strategies and solutions to meet our current and future needs.
  • Proactively identify the need for employee learning and development, retention strategies, succession planning and career development.
  • Project manage and train managers each year on Annual Performance Review process.
  • Continue to build on efficiencies toward scaling our growth through systems and process improvement.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to help facilitate the recruiting process by supporting visa needs/compliance.
  • Assist with PeopleOps administration for your groups including utilizing our HRIS system (Workday) to maintain employee data and produce reports; managing leaves of absence and advising on benefit questions.
  • Partner with global teams to support and facilitate mobility, visa needs and compliance.
  • Special projects as needed. 


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience, MA/MS/MBA degree preferred. PHR, GPHR or SPHR a strong plus.
  • 6 - 8+ years of HR or relevant experience required. Enterprise start-up, technology-oriented environments or technical organizations strongly preferred. AdTech/Media company experience as well as supporting Go To Market/Sales/Client Services teams strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence.
  • Proven track record of consultative HR experience.
  • Much have the highest integrity, be people oriented, present strong leadership skills, and be willing to work hard to continue this Company’s success as an industry leader.
  • Openness to occasional travel on an as-needed basis.
  • Experience and working in a global technology organization strongly preferred and is a huge plus.
  • Experience working internationally/across cultures preferred.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, communications, time management, change management, decision making, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Experience with Workday, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Workday, Zoom/Webex or similar, Confluence strongly preferred. #LI-TP1

The Trade Desk will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652

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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