TikTok

Responsibilities
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.

We need you to break things. We are seeking an experienced threat data scientist with an investigative and adversarial mindset to help us identify our gaps before nefarious actors beat us to it. You will be using your subject matter expertise in technical feature abuse to data mine threat actor abuse tactics, developing predictive models of feature abuse, and quantitatively analyze proposed features to identify existing or projected exploits of product features by threat actors. The threat data scientist will conduct feature investigations and proactive threat assessments in priority areas of livestream, monetization, new feature launches, and targeting behaviors towards our users. The work of the Product Hunt team is critical to TikTok user safety, and the Product Hunt threat data scientist will have the opportunity to identify and mitigate the most harmful threats targeting the platform and our users.

What will I be doing?

Work cross-functionally with product managers, program managers, operations, policy, and communications teams to find gaps in current threat response processes such as detection and mitigation.
Develop and test predictive models of feature abuse.
Data mine threat actor behaviors and tactics.
Work with a team of experts that not only respond to known bad actors, but proactively search and identify potential threats in order to build scalable protections to keep them out.
Identify deceptive behavior of threat actors and collect and analyze signals through data analysis, and work with engineers to improve detection models and develop data driven mitigation strategies.
Actively strengthen intelligence gathering and investigation SOPs.
Qualifications
What should I bring with me?
What should I bring with me?

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, Criminal Organizations, Economics, Business, Cybersecurity, other relevant field, or equivalent military experience
Regional expertise in the United States and Canada, as well as the impact of feature abuse across markets
2+ years of experience in threat analysis or feature analysis, such as Trust and Safety, Fraud, Integrity, Product Development, Money Laundering, or Cyber Security, with at least 2+ years of experience in a desired threat area.
3+ years experience conducting data driven threat analysis
Strong understanding of statistical methods
A proven record of identifying signals of nefarious behavior or feature abuse and using creativity with experience to mitigate complex threats
Experience with data modeling, mining, and/or clustering algorithms
Experience investigating high harm threat actors across global markets
Strong and proven data analysis skills
SQL, Python or similar scripting languages, or Statistical analysis (multivariate analysis of variance, correlation/regression, etc.)

Preferred skills/qualifications:

Strong critical thinking skills with ability to apply theorems or analytical techniques to discover insights that are not readily apparent
Link / Network analysis
Excellent communication skills

Abilities:

Ability to work with little oversight and take initiative
Ability to rapidly shift priorities based on evolving challenges to the platform
Identify anomalous behavior and determine ways for further exploring new research leads
Communicate coherently, and crisply to incident response teams and senior leadership
Ability to communicate complex concepts to broader stakeholders without shared subject expertise
Ability to work across time zones with global team members and stakeholders
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 [email protected]

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