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Staff Software Engineer iOS, TikTok AI Camera

San Jose, CA


About TikTok:
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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Job Overview:
As a Staff iOS Engineer on the TikTok AI Camera Team, you will be a key member responsible for developing and optimizing camera tools and features on the TikTok platform. Your technical expertise and creative mindset will directly impact the way users express themselves and create content. Working closely with cross-functional teams, including product managers, designers, and backend engineers, you will help design and implement cutting-edge and user-friendly camera tools.

Joining the TikTok AI Camera Team will provide you with an excellent career growth opportunity, allowing you to impact the creative expression and content creation of tens of millions of users worldwide. If you are a skilled Staff iOS Engineer with a passion for technological innovation and content creation, we sincerely invite you to be part of our dynamic and motivated team. Let's collaborate to build outstanding creative tools and empower users to create awe-inspiring and delightful short video experiences on TikTok!

- Design, build, and maintain high-performance iOS applications that enable users to effortlessly create, edit, and share creative content.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest iOS mobile development, AIGC and Generative AI technologies, and incorporate them into the product development process, ensuring our creative tools stay at the forefront of the industry.
- Collaborate with product teams to understand user needs and product visions, transforming design concepts into practical mobile application features.
- Optimize application performance to deliver smooth user experiences and exceptional interface responsiveness.
- Collaborate in the development and maintenance of core components and frameworks for the iOS app, ensuring code quality and maintainability.
- Troubleshoot complex technical issues and bugs, ensuring application stability and security.
- Work closely with backend engineers to ensure seamless integration between the mobile app and backend systems.
- Participate in code reviews and technical discussions, fostering a culture of technical learning and growth within the team.


- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
- At least 7 years of practical experience in iOS mobile app development, with a strong command of Swift and Objective-C programming languages.
- Demonstrated expertise in iOS app development and optimization, familiar with iOS app architecture and design patterns.
- Deep experience with iOS development tools and common third-party libraries.
- Familiarity with RESTful API integration, understanding of network communication, and data parsing.
- Strong problem-solving and debugging skills, efficiently identifying and resolving technical issues.
- Excellent team player, capable of collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to drive project progress.
- Creative mindset and a passion for mobile apps and content creation.

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 $224000 - $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-7241671988551551289
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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