Software Engineer Graduate (Infrastructure) - 2024 Start (BS/MS/PhD)

Boston, MA
Job Type
Senior level

Job Description

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.
Join us.

To better support Tiktok, the infrastructure engineering team is seeking solid software engineers who can help improve our CDN system. The CDN platform balances, manages and processes Tiktok application traffic across all Tiktok's edge clusters. Also, the CDN system contains varied network services in order to orchestrate the delivery of bits from our servers to your phone.

We operate a large network of POPs around the world that we use to accelerate site traffic and cache CDN content, and we own all layer 4 and layer 7 traffic management for Tiktok Edge. We are also actively using new generation technologies to drive innovation. By joining us, together we could build cloud-native content delivery networks and Edge Computing.

We are looking for talented individuals to join our team in 2024. As a graduate, you will get unparalleled opportunities for you to kickstart your career, pursue bold ideas and explore limitless growth opportunities. Co-create a future driven by your inspiration with TikTok.

Successful candidates must be able to commit to one of the following start dates below:
1. January 15, 2024
2. February 5, 2024
3. March 4, 2024
4. May 20, 2024
5. June 10, 2024
6. July 15, 2024
7. August 12, 2024
We will prioritize candidates who are able to commit to these start dates. Please state your availability and graduation date clearly in your resume.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Candidates can apply to a maximum of two positions and will be considered for jobs in the order you apply. The application limit is applicable to TikTok and its affiliates' jobs globally. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis - we encourage you to apply early.

Online Assessment
Candidates who pass resume evaluation will be invited to participate in TikTok's technical online assessment in HackerRank.

  • Design and develop features of CDN software such as DNS server, HTTP proxy and service mesh to process terabyte-scale data in real-time, design and develop CDN system to manage all kinds of CDN workloads
  • Build data pipeline and develop telemetry systems to support data-driven traffic control and resource management
  • Develop cache, API acceleration and other CDN products that run on top of our CDN system
  • Problem solving and performance tuning for online traffic
  • Research new technologies for more efficient and scalable traffic processing

Minimum qualifications:
  • Master’s degree (or Bachelor's degree with 2+ years of experience) in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related major
  • Experience working with Unix/Linux systems from kernel to shell and beyond
  • Experience in one or more programming languages such as Go, Java, C++ and Python.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Building infrastructure solutions with AWS, Google, Azures and other cloud services.
  • Building networking systems that speak TCP/IP, BGP, DNS, etc.
  • Building traffic systems such as load balancers, NAT and proxies, etc.
  • Implementing big data solutions based on technologies such as Elasticsearch, Spark and Hadoop, which handle Terabytes of data.
  • Building platform, automation and tools to manage server fleet, their life cycles and systems running on top.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Self-driven and capable of coping with ambiguity and moving projects from concept to delivery.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to solve real world problems in a fast moving environment.
  • Experience in a production and hyper-scale environment
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

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