Security Analytics Data Scientist

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.

The Global Security Organization provides industry-leading cyber-security and business protection services to TikTok globally. Our organization employs four principles that guide our strategic and tactical operations. Firstly, we Champion Transparency & Trust by leading the charge in organizational transparency, prioritizing customer trust, and placing user needs first. Secondly, we aim to maintain Best in Class Global Security by proactively identifying and reducing risks while enabling innovative product development. We constantly work towards a sustainable world-class security capability. Thirdly, we strive to be a Business Catalyst & Enabler by embodying the DNA of technical innovation and ensuring our Global Security operations are fast and agile. Finally, we Drive Empowered & Risk-Informed Decision Making by providing our leaders with the necessary information to make agile decisions based on risk. In order to enhance collaboration and cross-functional partnerships, our organization follows a hybrid work schedule that requires employees to work in the office for 2 to 3 days a week, as directed by their manager. We regularly review our hybrid work model, and the specific requirements may change at any time.

The Security Analytics Data Scientist will lead programs to solve complex problems and deliver insights on trends as well as provide mentorship to other data scientists/analysts on the team. You will utilize data-driven techniques in building solutions and dashboards to help measure, validate, identify, and envision TikTok’s security program. You will design and scope out projects, build operationalized analytics tools and platforms, and most importantly, use data to find insights, diagnose problems and tell compelling stories. Besides the technical side, you will also get the opportunity to work closely with various cross functional teams, including but not limited to IT, GRC, security engineering, and privacy. You will be expected to build deep domain knowledge from your day by day work and build a strong domain expertise in information security.

  • Use data and metrics to provide an understanding of security performance, surface strategic problems, and generate actionable insights to help teams make better judgments
  • Conceptualize, develop and maintain reports and dashboards related to key security metrics and KPIs for GSO
  • Collaborate with members of cross functional teams (eg. domain experts, engineers) and business stakeholders for reporting requirements and provide data analysis on various security projects
  • Own the end to end process from requirements to development to delivery of metrics


  • Experience and familiarity with operational security metrics, quantifying risk and reporting
  • Working knowledge of infosec operations and standard protocols
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills. Significant experience with data visualization tools or platforms (e.g. Dashboards, Tableau, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal; ability to present data and its implications in a clear, concise manner


Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in data linkage and analysis, dashboard development, and statistical analysis tools such as SQL, R, or Python
  • Advanced degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Science, Engineering, Business, or similar
  • Experience leading complex programs and teams
  • Data pipeline or cloud engineering experiences
  • Familiarity with common Machine Learning application knowledge is a plus

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 $147200 - $269800 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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