Machine Learning Engineer (Recommendation), TikTok...

Job description


TikTok will be prioritizing applicants who have a current right to work in Singapore, and do not require TikTok's sponsorship of a visa.

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
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.

About the team
Our team works on large-scale recommendation systems for various offerings under TikTok and its affiliates, focusing on developing recommendation algorithms/models/strategies. We are committed to developing cutting-edge solutions for e-commerce recommendation systems.

- Work on recommendation systems, involving contents of various forms ranging from products, short videos to live streams, with each unified recommendation model fulfilling heterogeneous E-commerce scenarios/goals across multiple countries.
- Optimize e-commerce recommendation models at massive scales, using deep learning/transfer learning/multi-task learning techniques.
- Data mining and analysis to improve the quality of recommended contents.
- Conduct research on various topics, which aim to optimize content recommendation circulation, ranging from ensuring diversity and new discovery in recommendation contents, to cold-start problem for new users/items and discovery of high-quality products/live streamers.
- Develop innovative and state-of-the-art e-commerce models and algorithms


- Strong in data structures and algorithms, with excellent problem-solving ability and programming skills
- Experience in applied machine learning, familiar with one or more of the algorithms such as Collaborative Filtering, Matrix Factorization, Factorization Machines, Word2vec, Logistic Regression, Gradient Boosting Trees, Deep Neural Networks etc.
- Experience in working with main components of recommendation systems(recall, sort, reranking, cold-start problem), with good understanding of mainstream recommendation models used in the industry
- Experience in C++ and Python; at least one of the Big Data tools (For eg. Hive sql/Spark/Mapreduce; at least one of the Deep Learning tools(For eg. Tensorflow/Pytorch)
- Possess strong communication skills, positive mindset, good teamwork skills, and eagerness to learn/implement new technology and experiment

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in personalized recommendation, online advertising, information retrieval or related fields.
- Publications at KDD、NeurIPS、WWW、SIGIR、WSDM、CIKM、ICLR、ICML、IJCAI、AAAI、RecSys and related conferences
- Excellent performance in data mining, machine learning, or ACM-ICPC/NOI/IOI competitions
- Developed widely-recognized machine learning project(s) on github or personal webpage

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.

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