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Legal Investigations Data Analyst - USDS

Washington, DC


About TikTok U.S. Data Security
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. U.S. Data Security ("USDS") is a subsidary of TikTok in the U.S. This new, security-first division was created to bring heightened focus and governance to our data protection policies and content assurance protocols to keep U.S. users safe. Our focus is on providing oversight and protection of the TikTok platform and U.S. user data, so millions of Americans can continue turning to TikTok to learn something new, earn a living, express themselves creatively, or be entertained. The teams within USDS that deliver on this commitment daily span across Trust & Safety, Security & Privacy, Engineering, User & Product Ops, Corporate Functions and more.

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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.
Join us.

The Trust & Safety Policy team develops and reviews our community policies to promote a positive and safe environment for all of our Users and Content Creators to enjoy and express themselves.

As a Legal Investigations Data Analyst, you will become an expert on safety issues such as Child Safety, Hate Speech, Bullying, etc. And understand the impact of technology, media, and cultural trends on these different safety issues. You will be part of our global and regional team, ensuring that our policies safeguard the safety of our users and platforms.
Legal Investigations Data Analysts may be exposed to harmful content in this role as part of their core day-to-day functions, as well as in project work; in response to escalation requests; or by chance.
Some content viewed my violate our community guidelines which include but are not limited to bullying; hate speech; child abuse; sexual assault; torture; bestiality; self-harm; suicide; and murder.

We are seeking an experienced Data Analyst to join the Trust and Safety Team within USDS. You will be supporting Legal Investigations within our Investigations and Insights team. This team investigates leads of criminal behavior, legal abuses, and user safety which can result in referring matters to law enforcement. The team looks across all issue areas but primarily focuses on the drug trade, human exploitation, and violent extremism. In order to enhance collaboration and cross-functional partnerships, among other things, at this time, our organization follows a hybrid work schedule that requires employees to work in the office 3 days a week, or as directed by their manager/department. We regularly review our hybrid work model, and the specific requirements may change at any time.

- Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to generate analytic judgments and products for internal trust & safety, legal, and executive customers.
- Proactively investigate criminal conduct on the platform to enable law enforcement referrals
- Identify risk patterns and link abusive behavior through data analysis.
- Work cross-functionally with internal teams on investigations, emergency escalations to law enforcement, and incident response.
- Identify process and policy gaps and develop actionable recommendations to resolve them.
- Handle sensitive information in a manner complying with our Terms of Service, applicable laws and regulations, and internal operating procedures while protecting user privacy.
- Review sensitive content issues, including but not limited to violent and graphic images, offensive or derogatory language, child safety, and other potentially objectionable material.
- Monitor ongoing current affairs and abusive trends to iterate proactive measures to keep users safe.


- Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, Criminal Justice, Economics, Business, Cybersecurity, other relevant field, or equivalent experience.
- 3+ years of investigations experience in trust & safety, law enforcement, intelligence, security, or risk fields.
- Analytic and investigative experience assessing large datasets to extract high fidelity signals.
- Advanced proficiency in SQL or other relational database languages.
- Experience working in crisis management and response.
- Experience protecting highly confidential information.
- Strong attention to detail, highly self-driven and results oriented.
- A proven record of identifying signals of nefarious behavior or feature abuse and using creativity to mitigate complex threats
- Your ability to work in a high tempo environment, adapt, respond to day-to-day challenges of the role.
- Your resilience and commitment to self-care to manage the emotional demands of the role.

Preferred Qualifications
- Investigations experience focused on violent extremism or child safety.
- Experience working with international partners in different time zones.
- Experience in law or policy within the Internet industry.
- Paralegal experience.

Trust & Safety recognizes that keeping our platform safe for TikTok communities is no ordinary job. It can be rewarding, psychologically demanding, and emotionally taxing. This is why we are sharing the potential hazards, risks and implications in this unique line of work from the start: so our candidates are well informed before proceeding.

We are committed to the wellbeing of all our employees and promise to provide comprehensive and evidence-based programs, to promote and support physical and mental wellbeing throughout each employee's journey with us. We believe that wellbeing is a relationship and that everyone has a part to play, so we work in collaboration and consultation with our employees and across our functions in order to ensure a truly person-centred, innovative and integrated approach.

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.

Accommodation Statement
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

This role requires the ability to work with and support systems designed to protect sensitive data and information. As such, this role will be subject to strict national security-related screening.

Client-provided location(s): Washington, DC, USA
Job ID: TikTok-7319624500622100763
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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