Senior Backend Software Engineer - TikTok Live (Fundamental Business) - 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.

We are looking for passionate and talented engineers to join us to build up and optimize a real-time, high-performance, large-scale distributed infrastructure for live streaming at TikTok. We will be deeply involved in the developmental lifecycle of critical product features, and collaborate closely with product managers to deliver the best live streaming experience for live streamers and viewers.

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.

About TikTok Live - Fundamental Business Team TikTok Live - Fundamental Business engineering team is the mission critical team which is responsible for laying and enhancing the solid foundation for Live business and its affiliated iteration & development. It's also the very key team which takes responsibility for the stability and high performance of our Live service that joys billions of users around the globe. We currently ship and build large-scale livestreaming core services which includes broadcast, watch LIVE, feed distribution and eco-system governance.

You can provide comprehensive technical solutions for live broadcast business scenes, optimize various business indicators and create good user experience. Every line of your code affects hundreds of millions of users. Every feature you build will be used by hundreds of millions of people.

You will:

  • Play a critical role in planning and leading large-scale technical projects to lay the foundation for the iterative development and scale of early products
  • Participate in developing robust, efficient technology products that serve 1 billion users
  • Be an initiator in improving architecture to ensure high stability and performance
  • Be Involved in researching and applying cutting-edge domain and technical knowledge into products which could benefit world wide TikTok users.
  • BS/MS Degree in Computer Science or related major.
  • 5+ years of experience in high scalable, highly available, distributed and mission-critical systems.
  • Large scale client-facing industry project development experience.
  • Proficient in at least one of the following languages: Go, Python, Java, C++.
  • Deep understanding of computer architecture, data structures and algorithms in depth knowledge of common databases and messaging frameworks like MySQL/Redis/Kafka
  • Able to work closely with diverse stakeholders and have good communication skills
  • Self-driven, positive, cooperative and willing to keep learning enthusiasm at all times
  • Live-streaming related knowledge is a plus but not mandatory

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:

  • 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.