Senior Backend Software Engineer, Loki Platform

TikTok

4.5

(6)

San Jose, 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

    gent Creation department, is an international R&D group tasked with building creative capabilities for TikTok. We're dedicated to productizing AI and multimedia technologies to create world-class creation experiences for TikTok users. Our tech stack includes front-end, back-end, mobile, and desktop development, as well as multimedia technologies like audio/video processing and AR effects, in addtion to visual and graphic algorithms. Our team spans major cities in China(Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou), Singapore, as well as the United States(San Jose, Seattle, and Los Angeles). Join us to craft the best creative tools with the most cutting-edge AI and multimedia technologies!

    The Loki is a material platform which has managed almost 100 million materials for multiple UGC scenarios(such as Tiktok/Douyin effect, Tiktok UGC template, MET,AME,AI ME, etc.). It will provide all management capacity for material full lifecycle(such as import/quality testing/sorting/Position Pin/AB Test/searching/Monetarization/Tiering/Distribution strategy, etc.). And we also provide the distribution service for the endpoint of UGC creator. Our distribution service QPS has reached 1 million, and we have provided the service for multi-regions in the global world, and distribute the material to the UGC creator. We will keep more efficient, stable and compliant to provide rich materials for the UGC creator to help them create more interesting content.The team is based in the US and CN, and our mission is to focus on the full life cycle of material, build compliance/stability and agility technical architecture for full material chain, consistently provide the Hi-Q/efficient and abundant capacity for creative material, And improve the experience of material consumption for creation scene.

    As a Backend Engineer in our team, you'll play a key role in shaping this dynamic and ever-evolving platform, significantly contributing to TikTok's continued global impact.

    Responsibilities
    As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, you will:

    • Design and develop backend services and APIs to power material distribution/storage/operation on Loki platform.
    • Work closely with cross functional teams like product managers, designers, and Frontend engineers to deliver state of the art user experience in the above products mentioned.
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest backend technologies and incorporate them into the product development process, ensuring our systems stay at the forefront of the industry.
    • Ensure the performance, scalability, and reliability of backend systems to handle high traffic and support a large user base.
    • Implement data storage and retrieval mechanisms to support material import/consumption
    • Identify and address security vulnerabilities to protect user data and ensure the integrity of the platform.
    • Build world-class products end-to-end, which combine usability, accessibility, elegance, performance, and maintainability.
    • Learn and grow from working with great colleagues and taking on challenges.
    • Design suitable architecture for multi-regions in the global world, and meet compliance policy
    • Help our team grow from your expertise.

    Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
    2. At least 5 years of practical experience in backend development, with a strong command of one or more programming languages like Java, Python, or Go.
    3. Proven experience in designing and developing scalable backend systems for high-traffic applications.
    4. Familiarity with cloud-based infrastructures (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud) and container technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes).
    5. Solid understanding of database systems and data modeling, as well as proficiency in SQL and NoSQL databases.
    6. Experience with RESTful API design and implementation, and understanding of microservices architecture.
    7. Knowledge of security best practices and data protection measures for backend systems.
    8. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
    9. Excellent team player with good communication and collaboration skills.

    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.