Machine Learning Engineer, Core Feed Recommendation - Singapore






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.

TikTok Core Feed Recommendation team sits in the center of TikTok, designs, implements and improves the core recommendation algorithm that powers the "for you" feed, "following" feed, etc. of the TikTok app. The recommendation system we built connects hundreds of millions of users with relevant content out of billions of videos in real-time, and inspires high-quality content creation for millions of creators on the platform.

The User Growth team is an essential pillar of the Core Feed Recommendation team, directly responsible for implementing and refining new user acquisition and retention strategies. Our team is committed to achieving TikTok's ultimate goals through developing high-performance models and sound strategies. We take pride in our rigorous approach to applied research, innovative system design, and steadfast pragmatism.

We are looking for strong research scientists and engineers at all levels, who are excited about growing their business understanding, building highly scalable and reliable software, and partnering across disciplines with global teams, in pursuit of excellence.

What you'll do:

  • Implement machine learning algorithms at large scales to optimize and improve new user acquisition efficiency, and leverage acquisition signals to improve new user retention across all ranking phases including but not limited to retrieval, ranking, re-ranking and etc.
  • Work cross functionally with product managers, data scientists and product engineers to understand insights, formulate problems, design and refine machine learning algorithms, and communicate results to peers and leaders.
  • Run regular A/B tests, perform analysis and iterate algorithms accordingly.
  • Have a good understanding of end-to-end machine learning systems. Work with infra teams on improving efficiency and stability. • Hands-on experience in one or more of the areas: recommender systems, machine learning, deep learning, pattern recognition, data mining, computer vision, NLP, causal inference, content understanding or multimodal machine learning • Strong programming skills in Python and/or C/C++, and a deep understanding of data structures and algorithms • Familiar with architecture and implementation of at least one mainstream machine learning programming framework (TensorFlow/Pytorch/MXNet) • Good communication and teamwork skills, be passionate about learning new techniques and taking on challenging problems • Prior industry experience with main components of recommendation systems(retrieval, ranking, re-ranking, cold-start etc.) is a plus but not required

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Publications at main conferences such as KDD、NeurIPS、WWW、SIGIR、WSDM、CIKM、ICLR、ICML、IJCAI、AAAI、RecSys or related conferences
  2. Strong tracking record of success in data mining, machine learning, or ACM-ICPC/NOI/IOI competitions
  3. Participation in public/open-source AI-related projects which are of high visibility
  4. Minimum 3 years relevant work experience from a large-scale internet business

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.

Why you should apply for a job to TikTok:

  • 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.