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Senior Backend Software Engineer, Video Arch



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.

Popular video products of Tiktok are all empowered by our cutting-edge cloud technologies. Working in this team, you will have the opportunity to tackle challenges of large-scale networks all over the world, while leveraging your expertise in coding, algorithms, complexity analysis, and large-scale system design.

1. Implement and integrate next generation computing platform for multimedia processing, including severless / faas, heterogeneous computing, video intelligence.

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2. Design, build and maintain a global scale, multi-regional video infrastructure system.
3. Design, implement and operate our critical and scalable services, including video delivery services, upload services, and core persistence layer.
4. Build live streaming platforms, systems, and infrastructure with knowledge in network and distributed systems.
5. Participate in design reviews and code reviews for the video infrastructure team.


1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical background involving software/system engineering, or equivalent working experience.
2. Good programming experience with at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Java, Python, or Go.
3. Expertise in designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
4. Experience with network software, e.g. TCP/IP, IP Tables, NAT, Deep Packet Inspection, IPV4, IPV6, routing protocols, etc.
5. Experience with CDN, Multimedia, Live Streaming, and WebRTC.
6. Familiar with Unix/Linux operating systems.
7. Experienced in implementing and integrating next generation computing platform for multimedia processing, including severless / faas, heterogeneous computing, video intelligence.

Client-provided location(s): Singapore
Job ID: TikTok-7070339640317905160
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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