Data Scientist Lead, Global Monetization Strategy & Analytics

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.

About The Team

We are seeking high-energy individuals that are passionate about working with our unprecedented monetization products, technology and data to bring inspirational research into real world applications, and present them to the senior executive leaders.

This position is perfect for someone who has a deep and broad analytic background and is passionate about using mathematical modeling and statistical analysis to make a real difference. Experience in applied analytics is essential, as well as familiarity with modern tools for data science and business analysis. We are particularly interested in candidates with research background in applied microeconomics, econometrics, statistical inference, experimentation design and/or finance.

A day in the life

They will participate and lead the brainstorming and review other scientists’ research. They will share pioneer research with leadership identifying new opportunities. They will mentor senior scientists for their career development and help the company identify and acquire scientists with the right skillsets.

Key job responsibilities

The Research Scientist will partner with senior leadership to develop long term strategic solutions and will represent and sponsor them to leaders in our organization and other partner organizations such as monetization products and technologies. They will interact with other scientist from internal and external teams to update important trends, technologies and scientific resolutions and how they can be used to impact the business or guide business roadmaps.


Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in Statistics, Management Science, Economics, Operations Research or other quantitative fields.
  • At least 5 years of experience in analytics.
  • Strong track record in performing high-quality analysis of big data.
  • Track record of driving change based on persuasive communication of insights and opportunities based on analysis.
  • Experience incubating new technology working closely with research scientists, software developers and product managers from conception to implementation.
  • Written and verbal communications skills to convey complicated process and systems to business partners and senior leadership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants with considerably experience (4+ years) in online advertising.
  • Proficiency in R or Python, and SQL
  • Experience in demand analytics, casual inference and business experimentation design.
  • Strong research track record.

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 $239000 - $483000 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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