Data Scientist - TikTok Live

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

TikTok-Data-Data Science team is responsible for Live growth, ecosystem and revenue strategy analytical work. We work closely with Algorithm team and Product team. The goal of the team is to generate actionable insights from data, driving Live to create an environment that brings communities together in real time to create meaningful and interactive connections around the globe. Our main tasks include metrics defining, root cause analysis, experimentation methodology, strategy evaluation and exploratory analysis to find more opportunities.

About the Role

The primary role of a Data Scientist is to conduct deep analysis of user behavior and content ecosystems to generate business insights that could be applied to actionable improving initiatives. You will work closely with cross-function teams, such as PM\RD\MLE, to improve user experience and fulfill the growth of TikTok Live

Responsibilities - What You’II Do

  • Drive insightful understanding of Live users and creators to accelerate better user/creator experience in Live.
  • Keep track of core metrics and attribute metric changes to root causes.
  • Use data and experiments to verify hypotheses around bottlenecks in product growth, and consult on the direction for improvement.
  • Work with MLE and product stakeholders to deLiver product insights and strategy.
  • Explore the potential opportunities via data for Live scale growth, and meanwhile detect and ensure content ecosystem healthy


  • Master’s degree in statistics, econometrics, quantitative sociology or a related scientific major, with 3 years+ of related work experience;
  • Expertise in SQL and programming in Python or R;
  • Knowledge in basic machine learning and deep learning;
  • Strong analytical and causal reasoning mindset, and rigidity on statistical correctness;
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Passion about Livestreaming format and curiosity to deep dive.

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 $132889 - $236800 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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