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Data Engineer, TikTok Multimedia

San Jose, CA


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, 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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About the Team
The Multimedia Data Platform team is responsible for optimizing app experience related to performance for TikTok users by providing data support. Working in collaboration with various teams throughout TikTok, the data platform team focuses on the creation and consumption of video content to provide comprehensive optimization solutions. This includes end-to-end optimization solutions such as client, video shooting, uploading, video playback, video delivery and player, etc.


Our Multimedia data platform team work closely with our product managers and data analysts by building state of the art streaming and batch data processing solution. The entire data pipeline is not only supporting the core business at TikTok -- short video, but also horizontal business across TikTok. In this role, you will see a direct link between your work, and the company's business success. You will have opportunities to deal with Petabyte-level data warehouse. Some of the world's most challenging technical and business problems are waiting for you to solve.

- Apply broad knowledge of technology options, technology platforms, design techniques and approaches across the Data Engineering ecosystem to build systems that meet quality needs.
- Build systems and datasets using software engineering best practices, data management fundamentals, data storage principles, recent advances in distributed systems, and operational and engineering excellence best practices.
- Analyze systems, define transformation requirements, design suitable data models and document the design/specifications.
- Demonstrate passion for quality and productivity by using efficient development techniques, standards and guidelines.
- Drive the design, to build, execute, and maintain automated tests and/or manage deep data profiling runs to ensure data products and pipelines meet expectations
- Partner with analysts, engineers, subject matter experts, and product managers to apply TikTok Multimedia analytical and quality methods to satisfy client needs.
- Participate in the growth of the Data Quality Excellence practice by sharing knowledge and lessons learned, continually improving best practices, and contributing to methods that will systematically advance workforce capabilities
- Effectively communicate through technical documentation, commented code, and interactions with stakeholders and adjacent teams
- Contribute to building a vibrant workplace, where teams can thrive, and model the organization's positive, supportive culture of respect and excellence


- BS/BA in Technical Field, Computer Science or Mathematics.
- 3+ years experience in the data warehouse space.
- 3+ years experience in custom ETL design, implementation and maintenance.
- 2+ years experience working with big data technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Clickhouse, etc.) .
- 2+ years experience with schema design and dimensional data modeling.
- 3+ years experience in writing SQL statements.
- Proficient in one of Programming languages (e.g., Python, Go, C++)
- Communication skills, including the ability to identify and communicate data driven insights.
- Ability in managing and communicating data warehouse plans to internal clients.

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

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-7231680876982356282
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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