Senior Data Scientist

Full time

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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

As the consumers' needs for local services increase, the local services business at TikTok is expanding quickly to address the opportunity and challenge.The Data Science team plays a key role in business growth with our professional techniques, valuable insights, and problem solving skills. We are looking for talents who are passionate about Local Services to join us to make something new.

About the Role

The primary role of a Data Scientist for our Data team is to conduct deep analysis of user/merchant behavior, product features ,content ecosystem and platform strategies to generate business insights that could be applied to actionable improving initiatives. You will work closely with cross-function teams, such as PM/Ops/RD/MLE to identify key issues of user experience and business performance

Responsibilities - What You’II Do

  • Lead and execute the TikTok Local Services Data Analysis project, providing insights to support business decisions;
  • Based on an in-depth understanding of user traffic, merchants, creators, platforms, and ecosystems, define scientific metrics to accurately reflect the business situation, and through exploratory data analysis to quickly discover potential improvement opportunities in different business and technical directions.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to design and implement scientifically reasonable A/B experiments or observational studies, provide suggestions for scientific decision-making and closed-loop iteration, and drive the landing and continuous optimization of data analysis conclusions.
  • Actively think about the business, proactively discover the pain points of the business, find opportunities for improvement of operational efficiency, provide specific and actionable optimization suggestions, and drive the actual improvement of the business.


  • Bachelor’s degree or above, with a background in local services, e-commerce, short videos, etc. preferred. Background in statistics, computer science, economics, data science, quantitative analysis, etc. preferred.
  • Proficient in SQL, with practical experience in using R, Python, or other programming languages.
  • Sensitive to data, able to quickly find the relationship between data and business, and use data for business modeling and quantitative reasoning.
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-functional team collaboration ability;
  • Due to the early stage of business, you will grow with the business together and get a sense of achievement.

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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【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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