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Senior Developer Infrastructure Engineer - TikTok Dev Infra

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, 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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The IC-TikTok team, part of the Intelligent Creation department, is an international R&D group tasked with building creative capabilities for TikTok. We're dedicated to productizing AI and multimedia technologies to create world-class creation experiences for TikTok users. Our tech stack includes front-end, back-end, mobile, and desktop development, as well as multimedia technologies like audio/video processing and AR effects, in addition to visual and graphic algorithms. Our team spans major cities in China(Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou), Singapore, as well as the United States(San Jose, Seattle, and Los Angeles). Join us to craft the best creative tools with the most cutting-edge AI and multimedia technologies!

As a Senior Engineer on the IC-TikTok Developer Infrastructure Team, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining scalable and robust developer infrastructure that supports our effect and multimedia SDKs that power the TikTok app's video creation process. Your work will directly impact the engineering quality and efficiency of several teams within TikTok's Intelligent Creation department.

As a Senior Developer Infrastructure Engineer, you will:
- Implement CI/CD pipelines, test automation, logging, and monitoring for several of TikTok's internal cross platform SDSs and applications;
- Ensure code quality, security and data compliance through automated quality checks, static analysis and other processes;
- Develop internal tools and software for use by developers in their everyday work;
- Continually improve development efficiency by optimizing code review and build processes;
- Help the team to grow by mentoring and interviewing potential new candidates;
- Work together in a team to plan, develop and release high quality software that reaches millions of creators and works on many different types of devices;


- Experience in CI/CD development with common CI/CD pipelines such as Jenkins, Github Actions, or Gitlab;
- Experience building Android and/or iOS applications or sdks and their development environments: gradle, xcodebuild and dependency management such as Maven and Cocopods.
- Experience using CMake for cross platform C++ projects, or other build tools such as Bazel or Buck.
- Experience with Git source code management, LFS, branch and release strategies;
- Experience with at least one common programming language such as Python, Groovy, C/C++ or Java;

Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's or higher degree in Computer Science or related major with 3 years of software development experience;

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 $194000 - $355000 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-7308839877482187017
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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