Senior Backend Engineer, TikTok Playback Strategy Platform

TikTok

4.5

(6)

Seattle, WA

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

    yback Strategy Platform team is responsible for optimizing app experience related to performance for TikTok users. This team collaborates with all teams in the video creation and consumption ecosystem to provide end-to-end optimization solutions, including client, shooting, uploading, video playback, video delivery and player, etc.

    We are looking for seasoned backend engineers that have strong problem solving skills and algorithm understanding to build and manage high available, scalable, reliable systems. You will have the opportunity to partner closely with a globalized engineering and product teams in a high-impact and fast-paced environment.

    Responsibilities:

    • Design and develop highly available, scalable, reliable and efficient systems to support over 1 billion global users;
    • Collaborate with product managers and algorithm engineers to define and develop critical features;
    • Drive cross-team communication to align design and implementation;
    • Contribute to the success of a rapidly growing and evolving organization with speediness and quality.

    Qualifications

    • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other relevant majors;
    • Software engineering experience in high throughput and scalable service;
    • Excellent programming, debugging, and optimization skills in one or more general-purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Golang, Java, Python, C++
    • Proven system design ability;
    • Strong communication skills;
    • Ability to think critically and to formulate solutions to problems in a clear and concise way;
    • Experience in large-scale video streaming/processing is highly preferred;
    • Experience in cloud environments like AWS/Azure will be a plus.

    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.

    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 [email protected]

    Job Information

    [For Pay Transparency] Compensation Description (annually)

    The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $194000 - $355000 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.