Senior Network Automation Engineer

| Greater LA Area

We are looking to hire a Senior Network Engineer who will help us build a world-class production network. This is a rare opportunity to join on the ground floor of establishing network and data center standards such as vendors (Juniper, Arista, Cisco, Cumulus, etc.) and architecture. You love building data centers and figuring out the most efficient ways to provide low-latency connectivity to our RTB partners. You have experience with both "bare metal" traditional data centers and cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services. You want to maintain and improve networks that scale to 9+ million transactions per second on a huge, global scale. You are an experienced, hands-on network engineer that will help to define early "greenfield" network technology standards. You can code, bringing a “DevOps” mentality to network engineering, automating as many tasks as possible. Production operations at The Trade Desk believes in managing "cattle, not pets" and that will also apply to the network.

Recently named one of the top 10 most promising companies in America by Forbes Magazine and one of the "Best Places To Work" in the nation by Outdoor Magazine, The Trade Desk offers a culture of "relaxed intensity" – one that comes from working alongside one of the most talented teams in our industry, and leading in a race that is ours to lose.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Liaison with existing hosting and network vendors at various levels of detail. Partner with them as-needed to improve their network-related processes, monitoring, capacity planning, and any other details as determined or communicated by engineers.
  • Own aspects of network engineering design and implementation for major infrastructure projects such as datacenter build-outs.
  • Evaluate and determine hardware and software standards (including vendor) for cloud networking and physical routers, switches, firewalls, VPNs, load balancers, etc.
  • Drive appropriate changes to improve cost efficiency of network systems.
  • Monitor the capacity of worldwide networks. Continually improve capacity measurement.
  • Investigate production alerts as appropriate and solve for both the short and long term.
  • Partner with developers and product owners as needed for network-related performance and efficiency improvements in systems and software.
  • Troubleshoot, investigate, and fix production network issues in cloud and hosted environments.
  • Evaluate and contribute towards potential new networking efforts such as IPv6 implementation.
  • Partner closely with the Senior Infrastructure Engineer to implement datacenter details relevant to networking, such as cabling standards, rack elevations, common management tools, out-of-band management, etc.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation related to production networks and datacenters.
  • Contribute towards tools, standards, vendors, and processes for in-house network management, such as supply chain logistics, spares inventory, and hardware repair.
  • A relentless drive to automate everything.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years of network engineering experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP.
  • Extensive experience with a network operating system like JunOS, IOS and Cumulus.
  • Strong BGP knowledge and experience.
  • Experience with configuration management software such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or SaltStack is a plus.
  • Familiarity with next-gen network architecture and strategies such as Clos, Anycast, DSR.
  • Deep experience with physical datacenter infrastructure.
  • Experience with the responsibilities operating a physical environment: co-location, cabling, circuits, cross-connects, network and systems integrators, etc.
  • Ability to code in at least one language.
  • Experience supporting a hybrid Windows and Linux environment, or a willingness to learn one of these platforms.
  • Preference and experience with open source software is a big plus.
  • Experience with agile methodologies and a rapid development cycle.
  • Ability to travel occasionally as needed, including to international locations.
  • A desire to seek out needless complexity and remove it.

 

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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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Location

Our LA office is located near The Point plaza and is walking distance from the train station in El Segundo.

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.

Ephraim

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 .

Amy

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.

Nathan

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.

Alex

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.

Katie

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.

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)
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
Parking

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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