UX Designer II

Los Angeles, CA

The Trade Desk is a global technology company with a mission to create a better, more open internet for everyone through principled, intelligent advertising. Handling over 1 trillion queries per day, our platform operates at an unprecedented scale. We have also built something even stronger and more valuable: an award-winning culture based on trust, ownership, empathy, and collaboration. We value the unique experiences and perspectives that each person brings to The Trade Desk, and we are committed to fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Do you have a passion for solving hard problems at scale? Are you eager to join a dynamic, globally-connected team where your contributions will make a meaningful difference in building a better media ecosystem? Come and see why Fortune magazine consistently ranks The Trade Desk among the best small-medium-sized workplaces globally.

Who We Are Looking For

The Trade Desk is building a new advertising ecosystem for the benefit of humankind.

We are helping the industry change the way we buy, sell and consume advertising as

one of the leaders in the programmatic industry.

Our platform offers relevance and accuracy to advertising that generates a net positive

global impact for our clients while remaining close to consumers' interests and the

communities they support. For example, our globally adopted UID2 initiative promotes

fair (content-for-data) value exchange while giving users complete control of their

private data.

As a UX Designer at The Trade Desk, you'll be joining a fast-growing UX/UI team that

consists of innovators from Blizzard, Amazon, Google, Samsung, McKinsey Digital, etc.

We are on a mission to build robust yet elegant solutions that compete with the world's

best user-centered platforms.

Our industry is complicated, but we don't believe our platform should be. And you have

the opportunity to work on cutting-edge solutions, consistently retaining industry

leadership recognition, including in Gartner Magic Quadrant for the completeness of

vision and ability to execute. But our creative drive and commitment to innovate don't

settle on accolades or accomplishments to date. Our extraordinary cross-functional

UX/UI team relentlessly experiments with platform technologies, advanced computing

capabilities, and groundbreaking user interface methods (including natural language

processing) to make our users' product experience seamless and natural.

Additionally, one of our signature design investment areas is to explore ways to

empower our users with data intelligence. We are fully immersed in data science to

develop our intellectual understanding of data and its profound impact on personal,

societal, and business outcomes. Hence the unique opportunity to articulate to the

users the benefits of actionable insights, powered by our own Koa™ (advanced AI), and

shape the vision for human-machine collaboration. Simply put, we believe our users'

engagement with data intelligence products should be intuitive, powerful, and beautiful.

Our team thrives on collaborating across teams and digging in to fully understand the

context of any problem. We value ideas and feedback from everyone. We're incredibly

fortunate to partner with our power-user colleagues who use the platform daily and with

our business leaders acting as a critical component for business value creation.

At The Trade Desk, we believe each opportunity to engage with consumers is unique.

Because of this, our platform provides advertisers and their agencies an unprecedented

level of power to describe and reach their target audience. This means user experience

can make or break our business – our users must have all the flexibility to harness our

system's growing power and should be able to use our platform with unparalleled ease

and precision.

What You Will Be Doing

As a UX Designer II:

  • You are a strategic thinker and a deliberate designer. You can quickly materialize your

thoughts by creating experience framework, wireframes, high fidelity mockups, and

prototypes. Every pixel has a purpose, and every interaction is thoughtful

  • You can translate large-scale problems and new concepts into intuitive and clean UIs.

Our system is complex, but shouldn't feel that way to our users

  • You know design patterns and can help build and maintain a cohesive visual language
  • You use insightful research and metrics to construct and defend your ideas. You

embrace feedback and thrive in an iterative environment

  • You are an advocate and a diplomat for design excellence. You understand how design

impacts development and vice versa. Your designs should be feasible to implement, and

you'll make sure they're developed accurately

  • You can effectively collaborate with engineers, product managers and business

stakeholders, remotely and in person

  • As a lifelong learner, you keep up with technology and design trends, striving for our

platform to be modern and innovative


  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • You have a proven track record of being an effective and creative problem solver
  • A professional portfolio demonstrating conceptual and visual proficiency that highlights

direct contribution is required

  • Expert-level knowledge of industry standard design tools (Figma, Sketch, Invision,

Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)

  • Experience working in a cross-functional team of Designers, Researchers, Engineers,

and Product Managers with direct contribution through design artifacts including

storyboards, user flows, wireframes, UX/UI prototypes, etc.

  • Experience leveraging data to inform and measure design
  • Experience designing for enterprise software a plus
  • Experience in AdTech is a major plus

$87,700 -$160,900

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