Lead Software Engineer, Search

Website TikTok

Responsibilities
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. Our Search engineering team is responsible for building and owning TikTok’s search engine which can provide our users with the best search experience.
In TikTok search team, you’ll have the opportunity to build full-stack search engine system and combine information retrieval technology with modern machine learning methods from related fields such as NLP, CV, and recommender system. We embrace a culture of self-direction, intellectual curiosity, openness and problem-solving.
We are looking for a lead software engineer to join the team.
1. Help to build a team of software engineers working on TikTok search system, and lead the team to define clear strategy and vision;
2. Understand product objectives; Take full advantage of modern machine learning and information retrieval techniques to improve search experience;
3. Provide technical leadership to drive search strategy iteration including query understanding, recall & ranking, query recommendation, reliability, etc.
4. Provide team guidance, regular feedback, education, coaching, and mentoring.
Qualifications
1. Bachelor degree in computer science or a related technical discipline;
2. Experience in managing or tech-leading a software engineer team;
3. Strong industry experience with information retrieval and applying machine learning to concrete problems;
4. Great coding skills and well understanding of data structures as well as algorithms;
5. Strong communication and teamwork skills.

To apply for this job please visit careers.tiktok.com.