Head of Data Science

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Responsibilities

TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy by offering a home for creative expression and an experience that is genuine, joyful, and positive.

Responsibilities: - Build and manage high performance, responsive teams of data scientists and analysts that are able to not only keep up with but also pioneer in this space - Develop goal metrics and evaluate team performance - Analyze data trends to identify opportunities and drive product strategy - Lead in data-informed decision-making throughout the org and broader company - Synthesize analytics and statistical approaches into easy-to-consume storylines, both visually and verbally, and provide indicated actions for executive audiences - Regularly report findings to key executive stakeholders across the company - Collaborate with and influence leadership to ensure Data Science directly impacts strategy - Drive an organizational effort toward better understanding user needs and pain points, and propose solutions that data science can provide to further this goal - Oversee the building/maintaining of reports, dashboards, and metrics to monitor the performance of our products - Develop deep partnerships with engineering and product teams to deliver on major cross-functional measurements, testing, and modeling efforts - Develop new techniques and data that will enable answering previously unanswerable and new questions - Ensure our data and analysis are reliable and rigorous - Partner with Data Engineering to ensure the right metrics are created and validate accuracy - Ensure actionable measurement plans by developing goal metrics and evaluating performance - Investigate ad hoc issues and debugging regressions - Determine ways to use data as a strategic asset in - Validate metric accuracy for internal and external reporting - Generate useful features from large amounts of data - Drive team to analyze creatives and surface insights that will help drive engagement and retention - Apply supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques, such as linear and logistic regression, decision trees, and k-means clustering - Develop segmentation models, classification models, propensity models, LTV models, experimental design, optimization models - Perform statistical analysis such as KPI deep dives, performance marketing efficiency, behavioral clustering, and user journey analytics - Curate audiences and inform engagement tactics to enable differentiated, relevant marketing touches across channels (social, email, in app, push)

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: - BS/BA in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics or equivalent years of experience - 10+ years of experience in data science, algorithmic engineering, or machine learning - 5+ years of experience in managing and mentoring data science, data engineering, and analytics teams in a technology company - 7+ years of experience doing quantitative analysis including experience with SQL or other programming languages (Python, R, etc.) - Experience designing a data science roadmap and executing the vision behind it - Experience building data science models (Regression, Decision Trees, K-Means, etc.) - Experience with large data sets and analytical tools, e.g. Hive, Spark - Experience communicating the results of analysis to an executive audience - Experience working with international partners in different time zones - Experience instilling a culture of ownership, collaboration, and results. - Track record of recruiting talent in analytics, data science, and software engineering. - Track record of delivering data-driven products and insights, and influencing product and engineering decisions. Preferred Qualifications: - 15+ years’ experience in algorithmic engineering, data science, or machine learning - MS or PhD in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics, etc.

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An Insider's view of TikTok

What’s the vibe like in the office?

In Los Angeles, our office building is always buzzing with activity and conversation. The office has a large communal space for meals and all team meetings. It is designed to inspire creativity and you can see this reflected throughout the building's design.

Lindsey

Employer Branding

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I lead our college marketing efforts from our college ambassadors to campus events and partnerships. Just like other departments, I have the honor of collaborating with many teams across TikTok. I work with teams across the company to host events, run in-app campaigns, to promote through social media, and more. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Kayla

Brand Marketing Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My first role was in Business Development, where I helped media publishers get ramped up and familiar with TikTok. Since then I've been able to support our rebranding efforts, build processes to improve communication between our global teams and launch features used by millions of users.

Michael

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What are TikTok Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
More on our global initiative, TikTok for Good, here: https://www.tiktok.com/forgood
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Stocked Kitchen
Parking
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Professional Development Benefits
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