Data Scientist, Trust and Safety - USDS

TikTok

4.5

(6)

Mountain View, CA

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.
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    Position summary

    is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
    Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
    To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
    At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.
    Join us.

    Our US Data Security Safety team provides key support for TikTok's innovative initiatives, state-of-the-art products, and integrated platforms servicing our US market. As a Data Scientist on TikTok's US Data Security Safety - Product team, you will be instrumental in ensuring that TikTok remains a safe, trustworthy, and risk-free environment to create and enjoy content across all of our apps while protecting our brand. The ideal candidate will have a background in a statistics and product analytics, will have experience working with large data sets, and will have some experience delivering data products on a fast-paced team. This position will be full-time and will be based in our Los Angeles or Mountain View, CA location. In order to enhance collaboration and cross-functional partnerships, among other things, at this time, our organization follows a hybrid work schedule that requires employees to work in the office 3 days a week, or as directed by their manager/department. We regularly review our hybrid work model, and the specific requirements may change at any time.

    Data Scientists may be exposed to harmful content as part of their core day-to-day functions, as well as in project work; in response to escalation requests; or by chance.

    Some content viewed my violate our community guidelines which include but are not limited to bullying; hate speech; child abuse; sexual assault; torture; bestiality; self-harm; suicide; and murder.

    Responsibilities

    • Partner with product, operations, policy, and engineering teams to scope, design, execute, measure, and improve the impact of US Safety efforts
    • Be constantly curious and continue to pursue in-depth explorations of our datasets and business
    • Conduct quantitative analysis, deliver insights, and influence US Safety decision making through understanding of user behavior and safety ecosystem
    • Design and monitor core metrics; perform root cause analysis to explain drivers
    • Identify trends and opportunities to drive safety initiatives and create a healthy ecosystem for content creators, users, and consumers
    • Collect and provide quantitative and qualitative information to measure risk of feature/product launches and answer strategic business questions

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor/ Master degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics/Statistics, and other STEM majors is required
    • 4+ years of experience in data science, data analytics, product analytics, quantitative analysis, and machine learning experience to build ML-driven products for solving business problems
    • Knowledge of experimentation and testing of Minimum Viable Products to determine if proposed business models/solutions scale up
    • Experience in utilizing SQL/Python to extract, manipulate, and analyze datasets.
    • Experience with creating data visualizations to communicate metric performance.
    • Knowledge of statistical analysis or data modeling techniques, including: hypothesis testing, experiment design, and common regression and classification algorithms.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written, capable of communicating with people of many different levels of an organization
    • Your ability to work in a high tempo environment, adapt, respond to day-to-day challenges of the role.
    • Your resilience and commitment to self-care to manage the emotional demands of the role.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 2+ years of experience as a Product or Applied Data Scientist
    • Previous experience in data science, data analytics, or product analytics at a consumer technology company.
    • Passion for social technology products and a curiosity to learn and grow with a fast-paced company.

    Trust & Safety recognizes that keeping our platform safe for TikTok communities is no ordinary job. It can be rewarding, psychologically demanding, and emotionally taxing. This is why we are sharing the potential hazards, risks and implications in this unique line of work from the start: so our candidates are well informed before proceeding.

    We are committed to the wellbeing of all our employees and promise to provide comprehensive and evidence-based programs, to promote and support physical and mental wellbeing throughout each employee's journey with us. We believe that wellbeing is a relationship and that everyone has a part to play, so we work in collaboration and consultation with our employees and across our functions in order to ensure a truly person-centred, innovative and integrated approach.

    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.

    Accommodation Statement
    TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at https://shorturl.at/ktJP6

    Data Security Statement
    This role requires the ability to work with and support systems designed to protect sensitive data and information. As such, this role will be subject to strict national security-related screening.

    Job Information

    [For Pay Transparency] Compensation Description (annually)

    The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $144000 - $240000 annually.

    Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.

    Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees:

    We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care.

    Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.

    We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.

    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.