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Backend Tech Lead, TikTok Live (Money)



TikTok is a true phenomenal app in the world. Our mission is to help live streamers connect users and inspire user interaction in real-time around the world. 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.

TikTok live money platform team is a brand new member of the TikTok engineering family. In the virtual world, it will provide strong support for more and richer interactions between TikTok live streamers and audience. In the real world, it will benefit our streamers and power TikTok to develop at a higher speed and safely.

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You will:
- Plan and lead large-scale technical projects to lay the foundation for the iterative development and scale of early products
- Develop robust, efficient technology products that serve 1 billion users
- Contribute to engineering strategy, tooling, processes, and culture
- Research and apply cutting-edge domain and technical knowledge into products


- As a world-class engineer, you have rich working experience in scalable, highly available, distributed and mission-critical systems.
- Deep understanding of computer architectures, data structures and algorithms.
- 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
- Experience in the payment or financial domain is a plus

Preferred Qualification
Minimum 3 years relevant work experience from a large-scale internet business

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-7116822091642734862
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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