API Technical Writer

| Seattle

WHO WE ARE:

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.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

We're looking for an API Technical Writer who can hit the ground running and create the content and educational materials that enable developers to easily integrate and build to our products. Your expertise will include strong contextual writing, a love for coherent information architecture, and a hankering to dive deep and get things right.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

You will be responsible for developing and writing API documentation for our programmatic advertising platform. You will conduct interviews to gather data and manage the document development process and deliverables. Also, you will collaborate closely with engineers, product managers, and usability experts to build the documentation that makes developers more productive.

  • Drive documentation planning with product and technical teams
  • Foster a documentation-minded culture among internal teams and provide technical edits and direction to contributors
  • Work as part of a team to produce conceptual, how-to, and API reference documentation

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • Degree in English, Technical Writing, Computer Science or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience as a technical writer or information developer
  • 2+ years experience writing developer documentation
  • Experience with the software development life cycle and agile processes
  • Good foundation in programming, API design, and software architecture
  • Experience with source control and bug-tracking systems
  • Experience using multiple documentation tools to write, format, manage, and publish high-quality content
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience documenting ad tech products is a bonus

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • VerticaDatabases
    • AerospikeDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

The Trade Desk has two separate locations for whatever best suits your needs. There is an office in Fremont, Seattle and one in downtown Bellevue.

An Insider's view of The Trade Desk

What makes someone successful on your team?

They hold our customer constantly before them. We only win when our customers win. And they possess the courage and conviction that we are transforming the industry to make that happen.

John

Principal Product Manager

What are The Trade Desk Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Water.org
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
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
Onsite Gym
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
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game rooms between our Bellevue and Seattle office includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Darts, and an X arcade machine.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

We have established a tradition to either go to lunch together or play a Dominion card game a couple days out of the week.

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