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TikTok

Backend Software Engineer, TikTok Privacy Infrastructure

San Jose, CA

Responsibilities

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
Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.

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At TikTok, we treat privacy as our first priority in our product design and implementation. Privacy is not just about regulation compliance, but also about a more trusted way to enable technology innovation by respecting users' privacy choices!

As TikTok Privacy & Security team, we are committed to protecting the personal privacy and data security of billions of TikTok users. Facing challenges of the global multi-data center with thousands of microservices, multiple storage (MySQL/Redis/Kafka/Hive), tech stacks, and a large scale R&D team, we will build various frameworks, architectures, platforms, and processes on top of this, to embed security and privacy protection into all designs of products and engineering.

As a software engineer, your responsibilities are:
- Work closely with our PMs & design team to define privacy friendly SDLC & design user friendly data governance platforms.
- Design approaches & implement privacy engineering solutions for data protection, control & compliance requirements throughout our product suite.
- Deeply involved in key data governance projects, addressing architecture & integration challenges for various business scenarios. Drive progress to ensure success of the projects.
- Investigate the cutting-edge industry progress of privacy engineering, explore feasible solutions to solve pain-points & tech challenges, continue to evolve privacy infrastructure.

Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree or above, 3+ years of software engineering experience.
- In-depth understanding of computer principles, familiar with general server architecture, skilled use of various data structures and algorithms, proficient in a programming language.
- Good business scenarios & requirements understanding, able to design reasonable technical solutions.
- Strong communication skills and teamwork spirit.
- With rigorous logical thinking.

Having the following experience is a big plus:
- Experience of privacy awareness process design for SDLC, AI model training.
- Experience of data processing control solutions like purpose limitation, access control etc.
- Experience of data protection solutions like data classification, data de-identification etc.
- Rich experience in Internet product architecture design.

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 gprd.accommodations@tiktok.com.

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Job Information

[For Pay Transparency] Compensation Description (annually)

The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $145000 - $250000 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.

Client-provided location(s): San Jose, CA, USA
Job ID: TikTok-7191743966365354295
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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