Tech Lead (Backend) - Trust and Safety, TikTok (Canada)




Vancouver, Canada


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.

The Trust and Safety(TnS) engineering team is responsible for protecting our users from harmful content and abusive behaviors. With the continuous efforts of our trust and safety engineering team, TikTok can provide the best user experience and bring joy to everyone in the world. Our team is responsible for achieving goals by building content moderation process systems, rule engine, strategy systems, feature engine, human moderation platforms, risk insight systems and all kinds of supportive platforms across TnS organization.

Responsibilities - What You'II Do

  • Aligning with TnS Technical objectives, coordinating with TnS experts, machine learning engineers, and other cross-functional teams on delivering key results;
  • Designing and improving system design and architecture to ensure high stability and performance of the services. Participate in the development of core modules and technical supervision.
  • Taking owner role of business systems and keep improving them;
  • Leading technical roadmap and decisions on projects among the product;
  • Driving technical projects and medium-sized XFN team to archive business goal;
  • Help Tiktok's product teams design safety and abuse resistance into new products from the beginning. Requirements
  • Bachelor or higher degree in computer science or a related technical discipline;
  • 2+ years of tech-leading a software engineer team, 5+ years of large-scale backend system development experience;
  • Have the ability to design and govern complex system architectures, able to reasonably abstract and decompose complex business logic, strong in logical analysis and abstract thinking abilities, and good at summarizing;
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills;
  • Experience in moderation or risk control system design and implementation is preferred.

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 https://gprd.accommodations@

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.