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TikTok

Senior Software Engineer, Kubernetes Operator Development

Seattle, WA

Responsibilities

Founded in 2012, ByteDance's mission is to inspire creativity and enrich life. With a suite of more than a dozen products, including TikTok, Helo, and Resso, as well as platforms specific to the China market, including Toutiao, Douyin, and Xigua, ByteDance has made it easier and more fun for people to connect with, consume, and create content.

Why Join Us
At ByteDance, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for millions of users across all of our products. 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 ByteDance.

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Our database development team is responsible for building and owning database products used by ByteDance's infrastructure, including but not limited to relational databases, key-value stores and document stores. We embrace a culture of self-direction, intellectual curiosity, openness, and problem-solving. We are looking seasoned developers to help us build a serverless database service for our customers in the following areas:
- Cloud-native application development, e.g. Kubernetes operator/controller development
- Cluster and system management including database scale out, high availability, backup/restore, database monitoring, observability and serviceability frameworks and tools including telemetry collection, performance and crash diagnostics, etc.

Responsibilities:
- Partner with PMs and engineers from different teams on building backend support for cloud database service products
- Design and implement distributed database system and/or data processing platform
- Conduct comprehensive unit, functional and system-test for large distributed system to ensure product quality and system stability
- Participate in release and deployment process
- Debug, conduct root cause analysis, and diagnose defects
- Solve unique, large-scale, highly complex cloud infrastructure problems
- Participate in the team's on-call rotation to keep services operational and highly available

Qualifications

Qualifications:
- BS or a higher degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related fields
- 7+ years industry experience in distributed system programming
- Experience in large scale cluster management systems, e.g, Kubernetes, Yarn, or Mesos
- Experience in container runtime and relevant projects, e.g., containerd, Kata-Container, gVisor, firecracker etc
- Experience in Prometheus and InfluxDB. Experience in Kubernetes Scheduling Framework development
- Expertise in software engineering life cycle from previous internship, work experience, coding competitions, or publications
- Curiosity about new technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Strong Go, Java or C++ programming skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- MySQL/PostgreSQL software development experience is a plus
- Experience building a large-scale high performance database platform
- Distributed systems experience
- Knowledge and experience with Linux shell and other scripting languages such as Python, etc.

ByteDance 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 ByteDance, our mission is to inspire creativity and enrich life. 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.

ByteDance is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodation, please reach out to us at nehamehrotra@bytedance.com

Job Information

[For Pay Transparency] Compensation Description (annually)

The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $175750 - $266000 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): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: TikTok-7128168378128238885
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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