Backend Engineer Intern (Live Streaming) - 2024 Start






Position summary

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.

About the Team Live Streaming Backend is a world-leading live streaming platform that provides end to end solutions for our most popular products like TikTok and also our external partners. We are building the next generation live streaming platform including live streaming ingestion, processing and delivery, to provide the best live streaming experience for our billions of users around the world.

By joining us, you will have the opportunity to not only tackle the challenges of large scale distributed system across multi regions which generates huge amount of data from billions of users, but also the unique challenges from live streaming to provide low latency and high quality videos for different types of network connectivity even when the live event can go viral anytime to generate huge amount of traffic.

We are looking for talented individuals to join us for an internship in 2024. Internships at TikTok aim to offer students industry exposure and hands-on experience. Watch your ambitions become reality as your inspiration brings infinite opportunities at TikTok.

Successful candidates must be able to commit to one of the following internship cycles below: - (Note: Please edit the time period accordingly)

  1. Summer Internship - 06 May 2024 to 26 July 2024 (12 weeks)
  2. Off cycle / Credit bearing - Starting 08 January 2024 or 12 August 2024

We will prioritize candidates who are able to commit in either internship period. Please state your availability clearly in your resume (Start date, End date).

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.


  • Design, build and maintain a global scale, multi-regional live streaming platform.
  • Design, implement and operate our critical and scalable services - ranging from video delivery services, live scheduling services, and core persistence layer.
  • Build live streaming platforms, systems, and infrastructure with knowledge in network and distributed systems.
  • Ensure service & system quality by building testing framework and creating automation tests.
  • Participate in design reviews and code reviews for the live streaming infrastructure team.
  • Undergraduate currently pursuing a Bachelor/Masters/PhD degree in Computer Science or a related technical background involving software/system engineering, or equivalent working experience.
  • Good programming experience with at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Java, Python, or Go.
  • Expertise in designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Familiar with Unix/Linux operating systems.
  • Experience with SQL, NoSQL databases, Memcache/Redis.

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:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.5/5 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.