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Senior Software Engineer, Cloud Native Infrastructure

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 ByteDance's purpose. Our products are built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make our innovations possible.
Together, we inspire creativity and enrich life - a mission we aim towards achieving every day.
To us, every challenge, no matter how ambiguous, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
At ByteDance, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the users we serve.

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The Cloud Native Infrastructure team is part of the core Technical Infrastructure engineering team of ByteDance R&D. The team implements and manages a Kubernetes-like Cloud-Native Orchestration framework and cluster management system to host microservices, serverless applications, big data processing, machine learning, distributed storage services, and edge computing platforms for the company. With the super-fast growing TikTok business and its fleet of machines across Multi-Clouds hosting hundreds of millions of containers and applications, it's critical to deliver a world-class orchestration system with high agility, large scalability, high availability, and extreme performance assurance.

We are hiring Software Engineers to accelerate the innovation on the next-gen Cloud-Native Infrastructure and Orchestration framework. As a development engineer of the team, you will have various opportunities to learn cutting-edge cloud-native and k8s technologies in a hyper-scale environment, work with super innovative and open-minded engineers across teams with diverse and inclusive cultures, and challenge yourself to develop a complex world-class k8s system and grow your career in a multi-cloud era.

• Build cutting edge application orchestration framework to host various types of production workloads, e.g., services management, big data jobs, distributed machine learning systems, and distributed storage services, edge computing and Public Cloud
• Build complex container-based cluster management to manage our hyper-scale resources and workloads, with extremely high-performance, scalability, and resilience
• Design and build a flexible, unified, and distributed resources/tasks scheduling framework to meet various new application requirements
• Design and build cluster federation, scaling, and co-location solutions to optimize resource utilization in multi-cloud environments
• Apply ML methodologies to our scheduler to help reduce resource fragmentation, balance hot spot and optimize datacenter power usage.


• BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience
• Minimum of 2 years of working experience
• Proficiency in at least one programming language, e.g., Golang, Python, Rust, Java, C/C++
• Experience working with two or more of the following areas: Unix/Linux environments, distributed and parallel systems, networking systems, developing large scale software systems

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in cloud-native application or framework development, e.g., OAM, dapr, or vitess
• Experience in one large scale cluster management systems, e.g., Kubernetes, Yarn, or Mesos
• Experience in large scale resources and tasks scheduling development
• Project experience in application scaling, workload co-location, and isolation enhancement
• Experience in container runtime and relevant projects, e.g., Containerd, Kata-Container, gVisor, or x-containers

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 - $410000 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-7003152988254030111
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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