Ok boomer. This is what people seem to say these days when you tell them you don’t have a TikTok account.
TikTok could be the buzzword of 2021 in Singapore. Lots of influencers have started sharing their TikTok handles and, for the song of our national day, there were also TikTok dance movement this went viral.
This year’s Olympics were released by Parliament Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin, who is also the President of the Singapore National Olympic Council. videos to TikTok, as well as interviews with beloved Singapore swimmers Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen.
This new social networking platform has not only been introduced into the daily life of Singapore, but this Chinese owned company is expanding in Singapore and is currently hiring hundreds of jobs for its local office.
At the TikTok career site, it is stated that there are more than 500 jobs available in Singapore. Job functions range from engineers, AI specialists, to e-commerce, product managers, and marketers.
The social media business also includes on its LinkedIn page 546 new job opportunities in Singapore.
The tech giant has clearly stated its intentions to turn the Singapore office into its center of Asia.
Singapore is one of the global offices of TikTok, among other Asian cities such as Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo. It also has global offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Construction of Asian operations in Singapore
Last year, ByteDance, the Chinese owner of the TikTok video app, moved to a larger office in Singapore’s financial district. He signed an agreement to rent three apartments of more than 60,000 square feet in One Raffles Quay.
The move was meant to support Bytedance’s hiring and its plans to add hundreds of jobs from 2020 to 2024 to the country.
Based on the government data verifier OpenGovSg, TikTok lists its Singapore office at 1 Raffles Pier, on the 26th floor. The business activity in which it is registered in Singapore indicates: For the development of software for interactive digital media (except games).
Last year it was reported that TikTok wanted to spend several million dollars in the city-state, after the technology company was forced to sell its TikTok operations in the United States due to increased hostility towards Chinese companies.
New job offers in Singapore range from frontend to backend. Some of the positions are city-based, but will address issues in other Southeast Asian countries, according to its report career place.
TikTok said it is creating an engineering team for TikTok commodities in Singapore, to ensure the company continues healthy growth and deliver the best product experience to all users.
The company hires test engineers design, develop and implement functionality testing for iOS and Android and the mobile app service. Engineers must have two years of testing experience and excellent problem-solving skills, among other things.
E-commerce, product managers
As it builds its TikTok store, the firm increases the hiring of e-commerce experts.
TikTok aims to grow your live e-commerce ecosystem that you are looking for e-commerce business product managers who can identify business opportunities and solutions for your product.
He also hires e-commerce operations managers to collect and interpret data, as well as to help optimize overall business processes. The role also involves conducting market research. The seller’s operating experience is preferred.
Customer-oriented marketing positions
The social media giant is looking brand strategists to strengthen your marketing department. The individual will need to design and execute sales empowerment materials. It is also hiring marketing managers to serve TikTok customers and develop advertising campaigns on the platform.
It’s hiring product managers to work on creating the TikTok product to offer the best experience to live broadcasts and the public.
Compliance and analysts
The company is looking for compliance advisors to ensure compliance of regulations with Asia Pacific countries. Advisors should be in touch with governments and local institutions to clarify compliance requirements.
Data scientists they are also in high demand and contracted professionals will help design analysis frameworks in line with TikTok’s business objectives and produce executable data statistics.
TikTok also hires risk analysts, to conduct research and analyze disputed transactions to support the global payment team. People will need to discover possible risk trends by analyzing cases and fraud alerts.
There are also business roles like monetization strategy practices are performed. Talent will be required to support the development of the business team monetization strategy and conduct market research.
There are two rounds of open internship cycles and candidates must be able to commit to one of the two. Off-cycle internships last 20 weeks and start from January next year to May, while summer internships last 12 weeks, from May to July next year.
According to employees, an ideal place to work
There is no official site showing how many employees TikTok has, but a report from last year notes that the parent company of TikTok ByteDance has about 60,000 employees worldwide, with most based in China.
Last year, Bytedance reported one revenue of US $ 37 billion, driven by the advertising revenue of its products, such as the Chinese version of TikTok, Douyin and TikTok, with the support of more online broadcasts and the economy of staying at home.
The only place that indicates how many people use TikTok is your LinkedIn, which shows that you have more than 10,000 workers.
Working for a multinational corporation would have its advantages, such as a well-structured benefits and benefits package, as well as medical permit and claims systems. It also means having opportunities to travel to work in other offices around the world for team meetings, when Covid-19 relaxes.
In place of employee qualifications Glass door, TikTok has a score of almost four out of five stars. 79% of TikTok employees say they have a great culture in the workplace.
On experienced advice from employees greatplacetowork.com, notes that the company makes employees feel welcome and gives them a strong sense of responsibility. Nearly nine out of ten employees are proud to tell others they work there.
New business risks
According to all new technologies, you will face regulatory hurdles and scrutiny while navigating unfamiliar territory.
The company has been banned or blocked in some countries such as Pakistan and was briefly banned in Bangladesh because of its “immoral / indecent” content.
Some countries have also imposed restrictions on the company for public safety. For example, in February, TikTok agreed with the Italian authorities blocks all users under the age of 13, among other measures, after a ten-year-old girl died due to a challenge on social media.
TikTok has been intensifying its controls and balances in content control and security. On his website, TikTok states that it works actively to ensure that it does not allow activities that violate laws or regulations.
“We prohibit the trade, sale, promotion and use of certain regulated goods, as well as the representation, promotion or facilitation of criminal activities, including human exploitation.”
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