Data Science Manager

Full time

Employment Information


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.

TikTok-Data Science team is responsible for all data science and analytics related work, cooperating with all key value chains in TikTok, including User Growth, PGC, Content Ecosystem, Social, Creation, Product Infrastructure, Research and Science etc. The goal of the team is to generate actionable insights from data and help the stakeholders to make the right decisions. Our main tasks include metrics defining, root cause analysis, experimentation methodology, feature/strategy evaluation and exploratory analysis to find more opportunities.

About the Role:

The primary role of a Data Science manager is to lead the team to conduct deep analysis into user behavior, product features and content ecosystem to generate business insights that could be applied to actionable improving initiatives. You will work closely with cross-function teams, such as Product Management, Research and Development, Machine Learning Engineering, to improve user experience and fulfill growth of TikTok in all different regions.

Responsibilities - What You’II Do

  • Lead a team of data scientists to solve technical and statistical challenges, drive business impact with data insights, and promote data culture
  • Design metrics framework to measure product healthiness, keep tracking of core metrics and understand root causes of metric movements.
  • Drive data informed decisions on experiment launches and rigorously measure the impact of product or technical changes.
  • Validate hypotheses, identify product growth opportunities, and influence direction for improvement with analyses, experimentation or other scientific methods.
  • Partner with engineers and product stakeholders to deliver product insights and strategy.
  • Recruit and grow the team, mentor and level up data scientists, and drive best practices in data science organizations. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, statistics, econometrics, quantitative sociology or a related scientific major, with 5+ years of related work experience.
  • Track record of leading data science teams to drive business impact with data insights.
  • Expertise in SQL and programming in Python or R.
  • Strong analytical and causal reasoning mindset, and rigidity on statistical correctness.
  • Strong communication, influence and product leadership.
  • Passion about social products and curiosity to deep dive.
  • Preferred: knowledge of machine learning and recommendation systems.
  • Preferred: Master or Ph.D. Degree in a quantitative field

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

„ÄźFor Pay Transparency„ÄĎCompensation Description (annually) The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $201000 - $395280 annually.‚Äč

Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate‚Äôs 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.‚Äč

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: ‚Äč

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. ‚Äč

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. ‚Äč

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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