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Reference # : 17-04736 Title : Sr Director Talent Acquisition, Technical
Position Type : Direct Placement
Experience Level : Start Date : 09/11/2017  
  • Invest in understanding our strategic objectives, technical challenges, and complexities of our unique company positioning and industry; stay up to date on our thought leadership & product innovations, and translate them to company talent needs
  • Develop and demonstrate a deep understanding of The Trade Desk culture ? captivate and share the story with a wide technical audience
  • Manage, grow, empower, and mentor an ambitious technical talent team
  • Work side by side with executive, leadership, and hiring managers to define the technical needs required to take the company to the next level; Earn trust and build strong relationships with these stakeholders, and serve as an advisor & partner throughout the hiring process
  • Ideate and explore how to tap into the most competitive talent pools; create a comprehensive recruiting strategy to support the vast growth of technical teams across the globe
  • Contribute to meaningful culture interviewing, and make profound recommendations or impact hiring decisions based on your insights
  • Work with leadership to improve hiring processes where it makes sense
  • Promote organizational development & effectiveness for the TA team; contribute to company retention strategies and culture
  • Work collaboratively with the TA engagement team and marketing to increase and improve our employer branding reach
  • Stay up to date on applicable tech blogs, GitHub & Stack Overflow discussions and engage with talent in those communities
  • Keep a pulse on the competitive talent market; use your insights to drive means to recruit within that market
  • Utilize hiring, interview, and attrition data as a quantitative basis of comparison and opportunity for improvement on our predictive read of talent
  • Understand candidate needs & The Trade Desk overall package, and be able to close during the offer process
  • Ensure a best-in-class experience for both candidates and hiring teams
  • Other duties to support the success of the talent acquisition & technical teams as needed

  • Demonstrated success hiring for complex technical roles within a highly competitive market
  • Strong technical foundation as an engineer, product manager, or data scientist; Ability to communicate complex ideas, and technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Willing to take risks, think creatively, and try new things to continue to engage with the best tech talent in the world
  • Strong behavioral interviewing, and competency-based evaluation skills; extracting depth and conclusions based on these evaluations
  • Ability to lead hiring meetings, influence decisions, and interact with all levels of the company
  • Desire and competence to drive excellence with pragmatism
  • Motivated by the opportunity to change and evolve an industry
  • Demonstrated success story telling and painting a picture of company culture
  • An impulsive instinct to help others, go above & beyond, and think ahead
  • Experience managing, mentoring, and growing staff
  • Is known for their leadership capabilities, and committed to empowering, teaching, and motivating their peers & co-workers