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Engineering Manager

San Jose, CA


TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok's global headquarters are in Los Angeles and Singapore, and its offices include New York, London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, 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. Join us.

The Business Risk Integrated Control (BRIC) team is missioned to:

  • Protect TikTok users from abusive behaviors and activities, including fake accounts, social spam, growth fraud, etc.
  • Secure platform health and community experience authenticity, for content consumers, creators, advertisers and beyond.
  • Build infrastructures, platforms, and technologies, and collaborate with many cross-functional teams and stakeholders to improve the healthiness and transparency of the TikTok platform.

The BRIC team works to minimize the damage of inauthentic behaviors on TikTok platforms (e.g. TikTok, CapCut, Resso, Lark), covering multiple classical and novel community and business risk areas such as account integrity, engagement authenticity, anti spam, API abuse, growth fraud, live streaming security and financial safety (ads or e-commerce), etc.

In this team you'll have a unique opportunity to have first-hand exposure to the strategy of the company in key security initiatives, especially in building scalable and robust, intelligent and privacy-safe, secure and product-friendly systems and solutions.

Our challenges are not some regular day-to-day technical puzzles, You'll be part of a team that's developing novel solutions to first-seen challenges of a non-stop evolvement of a phenomenal product eco-system. The work needs to be fast, transferrable, while still down to the ground to making quick and solid differences.


  • Establish and enhance risk defense strategy, operational excellence, plus technical roadmap of a risk domain of TikTok products/platforms (e.g., fake accounts detection, social spam, financial fraud, etc.).
  • Own end-to-end risk defense business results of the given risk area, drive planning and execution, win trust from internal stakeholders and external users.
  • Within the given managerial scope, up-level engineering excellence and culture, support career growth of engineers and data scientists, deepen XFN collaboration, empower the team for long term success.


  • Master or above degree in computer science, statistics, or other relevant, machine-learning-heavy majors.
  • Solid engineering skills. Proficiency in at least two of: Linux, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Storm.
  • Familiarity with data mining, data science, machine learning or finance/social platform risk defense. Bonus given if possessing at least one advantage among risk control, data science, machine learning, risk engine, realtime computing.
  • Strong ownership; proactive, skillful, candid and clear communication; ability to handle high complexity, urgency, cross-functional alignment; stay empathetic and composed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4 years of technical leadership experience in relevant industry jobs.
  • 2 years of software engineering or data science managerial experience in relevant industry jobs. 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 #LI-MZ3

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.​

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