Program Manager, General Manager - USDS




Los Angeles, CA


Position summary

About TikTok 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.

Why Join Us Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform 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.

About USDS At TikTok, we're committed to a process of continuous innovation and improvement in our user experience and safety controls. We're proud to be able to serve a global community of more than a billion people who use TikTok to creatively express themselves and be entertained, and we're dedicated to giving them a platform that builds opportunity and fosters connection. We also take our responsibility to safeguard our community seriously, both in how we address potentially harmful content and how we protect against unauthorized access to user data.

https://U.S. Data Security (“USDS”) is a standalone entity of TikTok in the https://U.S. This new security-first division was created to bring heightened focus and governance to our data protection policies and content assurance protocols to keep https://U.S. users safe. Our focus is on providing oversight and protection of the TikTok platform and user data in the https://U.S., so millions of Americans can continue turning to TikTok to learn something new, earn a living, express themselves creatively, or be entertained. The teams within USDS that deliver on this commitment daily span Trust & Safety, Security & Privacy, Engineering, User & Product Ops, Corporate Functions and more.

About the Team The Program Manager, USDS will report to the Chief of Staff, General Manager in USDS and will be a core member of the team that connects cross-functional business initiatives and create and own processes for productivity, progress tracking, and efficiency. The teams primary goals are to actualize the GM's strategic vision by executing business strategy with low operational risks, costs, and within the parameters of https://U.S. compliance mandates. 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.

The Program Manager, USDS will focus on meeting business and service expectations through continuous improvement of USDS operational processes, OKR & KPI development and tracking, and program management. The Program Manager will also be responsible for working with technical teams to develop tools and dashboards to track progress, identify and remediate areas to improve efficiencies, and manage projects from conception to full execution. The Program Manager will have an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the entire USDS organization, build and lead essential cross-functional programs across the organization, and think both strategically and tactically to break down problems into solutions. The ideal candidate has an enthusiasm for cross-functional program management, high-level thinking, and on-the-ground execution.


  • Collaborate with GM and senior leadership team to drive USDS' change management efforts by identifying areas for strategic changes, leading large-scale transformation programs, defining the overall transformation journey, setting milestones, and determining success metrics.
  • Build cohesive tooling and maintain dashboards unifying success/failure metrics for all of USDS.
  • Collaborate with with GM office to provide relevant data that can drive strategic decisions.
  • Analyze and anticipate needs from compliance and operational stand points, internal capabilities, and potential opportunities to provide data-backed insights that influence USDS' strategic direction.
  • Identify inefficiencies in operational processes and develop targeted remediation plans. This includes redesigning processes, optimizing systems, and leading initiatives to drive measurable improvements in operational excellence.
  • Develop and maintain key performance metrics, including KPIs and OKRs, to track the success of our strategic and operational efforts. Regularly report progress to the GM and other senior leaders, using data-driven insights to inform decisions and drive accountability.
  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience in program or project management. Consulting experience is a plus in addition to working within a high-growth environment
  • Experience in building a project from kick-off to close, specifically, planning and leading initiatives with a strong ability to align stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability and comfort with data analysis for the purpose of storytelling and consensus-building
  • Strong problem-solving skills along with excellent writing and editing skills, with experience writing for different audiences
  • Ability to effectively interface with stakeholders and internally across cross-functional teams
  • Extremely versatile, dedicated to efficiency, optimization, and streamlining process and work
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with little room for error, highly organized, detail-oriented, ability to work with little oversight, and take initiative
  • Ability to rapidly shift priorities based on evolving priorities and challenges
  • Comfortable presenting and communicating across all levels of leadership
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts to broader stakeholders without shared subject expertise

D&I Statement 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://usds.accommodations@

The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $79800 - $130888 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.​At ByteDance/TikTok our benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support ByteDancers 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:

  • 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.