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Backend Software Engineer - Global Architecture (Singapore)



TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices, including Mountain View, Seattle Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, 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.

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In the Global Architecture Team, we serve hundreds of millions of users in over 200 countries and regions. In the context of global multi-datacenter and security compliance, we strive to explore and continuously update higher quality multi-datacenter architecture solutions. Our goal is to help the global business grow faster, more stable, and safer through innovative frameworks and R&D systems. In our team, you will have the following opportunities:
- Exposure to cutting-edge global multi-datacenter architecture and methodologies, broadening your horizons and knowledge, with plenty of opportunities for hands-on practice.
- Participation in the development of core middleware and frameworks, involving in-depth analysis of technical principles and implementation. There is an opportunity to become a technical expert in this field.
- Collaboration with talented team members who possess strong self-drive. Our team adopts a flat management structure, encourages efficient collaboration, and values differences while appreciating complementarity.

Job Responsibilities:
- Responsible for or participating in the R&D and technical planning of global architecture to support globalized products.
- Analyzing and solving problems to enhance business architecture for compliance and security, data consistency, availability, stability, etc.
- Researching and applying new technologies, and utilizing suitable technologies for globalized products to solve business problems.
- Possessing good project management, communication, and cooperation skills in cross-team projects.


- Bachelor's degree or above, majoring in computer science or software engineering, and familiarity with common data structures and algorithms.
- Proficiency in one or more programming languages (Java/Golang/Python, etc.), with good coding habits and coding style.
- Proficiency in one or more databases, messaging middleware, service frameworks, and understanding the implementation principles and application scenarios.
- 5 Years of experience in developing large-scale distributed systems, understanding the technical challenges of microservices architecture, and familiarity with common business architecture design theories.
- Sensitivity to business and data, good business understanding, and abstraction ability, adept at analysis and problem-solving.
- Strong teamwork and communication skills, positive and optimistic attitude, strong sense of responsibility and self-drive.

The following are additional advantages:
- Extensive experience in business architecture design, capable of accurately and comprehensively understanding the business and designing reasonable architecture solutions based on development needs.
- Experience in globalized business development, with a clear understanding or practical application of business architecture and design concepts in global multi-data centers.

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.

Client-provided location(s): Singapore
Job ID: TikTok-7237356927443945783
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • HSA
    • Life Insurance
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Snacks
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
    • Company Equity
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
    • Mentor Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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