Senior Director, Marketplace Quality

The Trade Desk, Ventura, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Irvine, CA, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY

A clearer view of digital advertising


The Trade Desk is leading the way to the future of marketing by changing how advertising is bought and sold. Working with the largest brands and agencies around the world, our technology platform helps consumers discover products they want by enabling advertisers to target and reach them on the right channels at the right time.

Employees join The Trade Desk to discover opportunity, contribute to our customers’ success, and be part of building the future of marketing. You’ll work with creative, compassionate, and collaborative colleagues that share a passion for making the internet better for all – a combination that simply can't be beat.

When you join The Trade Desk, you’re joining a family. We have open space work environments, adjustable sitting/standing desks, and a celebrated open-door policy (at all levels) that can inspire out-of-the-box solutions and camaraderie among your coworkers. The competitive compensation packages, full benefits, stock options, and additional discounted stock purchase opportunities, catered lunches, and offsite team building activities may cause slight to severe jealousy among your peers.


Are you are an experienced leader with a real passion for improving the quality of the programmatic advertising ecosystem? If so, we're looking for a Senior Director, Marketplace Quality to join our growing Inventory Partnerships team. You will think strategically about the supply chain from both a supply and demand perspective, while also diving deep into the details to identify problems and propose solutions. You are able to juggle various priorities, and you're comfortable communicating effectively with a wide range of internal and external teams to serve as a voice for The Trade Desk’s marketplace quality initiatives.


  • Represent The Trade Desk Marketplace Quality team in discussions with various internal teams, clients, partners and industry organizations on topics related to inventory quality, ad quality and transparency
  • Drive investigations to find technical, operational, policy or business solutions to complex marketplace quality problems
  • Work closely with Marketplace Quality Engineering, Product, Partnerships, Legal, Business Intelligence and Client Services teams to drive forward our marketplace quality priorities
  • Influence decisions at TTD and in the industry to improve the quality of our marketplace and the ad tech ecosystem
  • Motivate, coach and develop a small team, setting career paths and short-term and long-term priorities based on business needs and the market environment
  • Handle complex, sensitive discussions with clients, partners and vendors to reach favorable outcomes
  • Understand where future marketplace quality needs may arise and create a plan for current and future improvements to our product, policy, processes and use of third-party vendors to address those needs


  • 10+ years of experience in operational and/or technical roles at a DSP or SSP
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university
  • Deep understanding of the programmatic advertising ecosystem, trends and industry initiatives related to supply quality and transparency
  • Knowledge of the anti-fraud offerings of major advertising technology vendors
  • Strategic mindset
  • Experience leading a small high-performance team
  • Superior ability to communicate to a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Intense curiosity
  • Outstanding ability to think critically and solve complex problems
  • Comfort with dynamic, fluid environment of a rapidly growing business
  • Roll up your sleeves attitude

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.

About The Trade Desk

The Trade Desk powers the most sophisticated buyers in advertising technology. Founded by the pioneers of real-time bidding, The Trade Desk has become the fastest growing demand-side platform in the industry by offering agencies, aggregators, and their advertisers best-in-class technology to manage display, mobile, and video advertising campaigns. The Trade Desk empowers buyers at the campaign level with the most expressive bid capabilities in market, full-funnel attribution, and detailed reporting that illustrates the consumer journey from initial impression to conversion. By maintaining a pure buy-side focus, The Trade Desk delivers on branding and performance for clients worldwide. OUR CLIENTS Our clients run the gamut from ad networks offering new services in RTB, data owners looking to leverage their information, agency trading desks, to the most sophisticated buyers in RTB. How did we, and do we, continue to gather our clients? By offering a full breadth of resources and support, shipping new product features each week, and, among other core innovations, building bidding tools that target a consumer one minute after they visit a website. We’re proud to be setting the stage for the future of online advertising.

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