Tech Lead, Senior Software Engineer, Generative AI

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

    duction pipelines with core technologies including generative AI, intelligent editing and content understanding. By exploiting AI model training, optimization, deployment and applications, we provide cutting-edge AI capabilities to empower content creation and consumption on TikTok and serve billions of users.

    We are looking for strong tech lead software engineers to drive the design and implementation of our generative AI systems consisting of model training and optimization, deployment with efficient hardware consumption, and applications to user-facing products for image/video processing and interactive editing.

    Responsibilities

    • Design, architect and implement backend systems to apply generative AI models to TikTok products.
    • Build automation frameworks and tools to ensure high engineering quality and efficiency.
    • Lead project planning and execution, responsible for the overall success of the project direction.
    • Work with product teams to ensure smooth product delivery with high standards, prioritize short-term returns and long-term growth.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • B.S./M.S./Ph.D. in Computer Science or related fields with 7+ years of software development experience.
    • 5+ years of Python/C/C++/Go experience, proficient in at least one programming language and solid software engineering design skills.
    • Experience in large-scale backend systems with deep learning components, familiar with RPC frameworks, experience in dealing with concurrent systems and architectures.
    • Great communication and teamwork skills.
    • Preferring experience in generative model training, tuning and optimizations, such as text-to-image/video/3D generations.
    • Knowledge in cutting-edge AIGC technologies and follow the most recent AIGC advancements, such as transformers and diffusion models.

    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 $224000 - $410000 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.