Backend Engineer, Codebase Platform - 2024 Start






Position summary

TikTok will be prioritizing applicants who have a current right to work in Singapore, and do not require TikTok's sponsorship of a visa.

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, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.

Why Join Us At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at TikTok.

We are looking for talented individuals to join us for this future position in 2024. As a graduate, you will get unparalleled opportunities for you to kickstart your career, pursue bold ideas and explore limitless growth opportunities. Co-create a future driven by your inspiration with TikTok.

Candidates can apply to a maximum of two positions and will be considered for jobs in the order you apply. The application limit is applicable to TikTok and its affiliates' jobs globally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis - we encourage you to apply early.

About the Team The Codebase team, based in Singapore is on a mission to construct innovative technologies, platforms, and infrastructures that empower all developers in TikTok. Our team offers a unique opportunity to work with talented professionals in cultivating TikTok's R&D culture, shaping the very foundation for best practices and standard specifications, such as pioneering code review guidelines, developing AI technologies, and CI/CD pipelines. Our challenges are not your regular day-to-day technical problems - you'll be part of a team that's developing new solutions to new challenges of a kind not previously addressed by big tech. It's working fast, at scale, and we're making a difference.

Joining our department, you can look forward to growing and developing through ample opportunities in training and exposure. We look forward to your application!

What you will be doing:

  1. Develop robust platforms and empowering tools that consistently provide engineers with high-quality and reliable services;
  2. Focus on centralizing engineering productivity capabilities and services, offering abilities like Open API, SDK, and backend/frontend components to empower downstream development platforms, leading to a high-quality and efficient development ecosystem;
  3. Enhance infrastructure maintainability and automation to ensure high business availability;
  4. Champion code culture by establishing the infrastructure for implementing best practices and standard specifications. What you should have:
  • Final year or recent graduate with a background in Software Development, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical discipline;
  • Interest in computer science and internet technology with high proficiency in at least one programming language, including but not limited to Golang, Java, Python, or C++;
  • A pragmatic understanding of data structure, algorithm design and analysis, networking, data security, distributed systems, and the design of highly scalable systems;
  • Familiarity with machine learning, deep learning, or AI-related concepts;
  • Solid computer basic knowledge, in-depth understanding of data structure, algorithms, and operating system knowledge;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, able to effectively identify and address complex issues;
  • Good teamwork skills, able to work effectively in a multitasking environment.

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 are passionate about this and hope you are too.

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Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.3/5 in supportive management

  • 100% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 100% would recommend this company to other women

  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Employee well-being is supported via hybrid work, short-term counseling through our EAP and a premium subscription to Headspace.

  • We embrace diversity across all dimensions and provide employees with 9 employee resource groups globally, including our WOMEN ERG.

  • Comprehensive parental leave policy as well as fertility treatment through healthcare providers with a $20,000 lifetime maximum.