Data Science Manager


Seattle, WA, USA

Full time

Data + Analytics

Sep 5

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, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.

Why Join Us:

At TikTok, our people are humble, intelligent, compassionate and creative. We create to inspire - for you, for us, and for more than 1 billion users on our platform. We lead with curiosity and aim for the highest, never shying away from taking calculated risks and embracing ambiguity as it comes. Here, the opportunities are limitless for those who dare to pursue bold ideas that exist just beyond the boundary of possibility. Join us and make impact happen with a career at TikTok.

The DCC Data Science team within Monetization Integrity (MI) is seeking a bright and endlessly curious data expert to lead our data solutions practice. This Data Science Manager will be responsible for managing a team of scientists. This group turns huge amounts of unstructured and structured data content into business insights and supports upstream machine learning that improves the customer experience for the end-user advertiser engagement.

About the Role:

We are seeking an experienced leader who can help us complete our near-term plans while helping to define and plan our longer-term vision. This role will involve working with AI/ML techniques including computer vision (CV), natural language processing (NLP), and audio signal processing. You will be responsible for partnering with a variety of stakeholders (product, operations, policy, and engineering) and developing state-of-the-art models.

What You'll Need:

- Hands-on experience in machine learning, advanced quantitative methods, and model development within exploratory data science, including regression, classification, clustering, and time-series analyses.

- Ability to write code to query and transform both unstructured and structured data, while also serving as a mentor to your team in these areas!

- Programming skills in Python and SQL. Comfort with advanced analytics and data visualization tools such as Pandas, R, Spark, and Tableau

- Experience working with modern data technologies. Familiarity with database modeling and data warehousing principles

- Must be able to guide and lead analysis and model development efforts across teams of data scientists

- Strategic mentality with the ability to condense complex concepts, analysis, and models into actionable, data products and strategies

What You'll Do:

- Drive clarity and solve ambiguous, challenging business problems using data-driven approaches. Propose and own data analysis (including modeling, coding, analytics, and experimentation) to drive business insight and facilitate decisions.

- Develop creative solutions and build prototypes for business problems using algorithms based on machine learning, statistics, and optimization.

- Automate and scale existing analysis methods. Institute innovative approaches to modeling and analysis frameworks

- Understand advertiser and creator engagement, build predictive modeling processes, and find stories based on signals of advertiser success or failure/churn

- Hire, develop, empower, and motivate. Our culture is passionate about rapid iteration with open feedback and healthy debates along the way




- 8-10 Years of Experience leading Data Science teams

- PhD, M.S. or Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or another quantitative field.

- Demonstrated excellence in a relevant AI/ML discipline (CV, NLP, ASR, etc.), including experience with ML model building with libraries such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, and OpenAI

- Knowledge of fundamentals of machine learning, such as algorithm families (regression, classification, unsupervised), AB testing, hypothesis testing, and optimization


- Experience with human-in-the-loop ML, active learning, and data labelling

- Experience with knowledge graphs and graph databases (e.g., Neo4j, triplestores, ontologies, taxonomies)

- Strong communication skills, for example, demonstrated through documentation and presentations. Able to present findings to senior management to inform business decisions.

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 during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please reach out to us at

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