Software Engineer, TikTok Backend @ TikTok - New York, NY

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9 days ago

Software Engineer, TikTok Backend

TikTok - New York, NY

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

TikTok's product engineering team is responsible for building backend support for various kinds of new experiences for the TikTok app: content creation, consumption, open platform, and foundation. This includes ensuring our systems are scaling to handle the ever-growing user base of TikTok and expanding our reach by making our tools accessible through our open platform.

We are looking for motivated individuals interested in complex engineering challenges around one of the most important aspects of TikTok. You will have the opportunity to work closely with Mobile Engineers, Frontend Engineers as well as SRE and Test Engineers in a high-impact and fast-paced environment.

As a Software Engineer on our Backend team, you will:
  • Develop large-scale software systems that power TikTok app.
  • Improve system design and architecture to ensure high stability and performance of the services.
  • Collaborate with multiple cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality work in rapid product development.
  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or related major, with 2-5+ years working experience.
  • Experienced in building backend services for large-scale consumer-facing applications.
  • Proficient in at least one of the following languages: Java, Go, C++, Python.
  • Deep understanding of computer architectures, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Have good team communication and collaboration skills.
TikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We believe individuals shouldn't be disadvantaged because of their background or identity, but instead should be considered based on their strengths and experience. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please reach out to us at [email protected]

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