TikTok is looking to hire 3,000 engineers in 3 years, including in Singapore, as it ramps up its expansion plans.

Jae Chia  |  SG
Published 2020-10-28 11:52:16

According to Reuters, TikTok is looking to hire 3,000 engineers over the next three years as it ramps up its expansion plans.

The engineers will hail from Europe, Canada and Singapore.

“To support our rapid global growth, we plan to continue expanding TikTok’s global engineering team, including adding approximately 3,000 engineers in Canada, Europe, Singapore, as well as the US, over the next three years,” said a TikTok spokesperson.

Currently, TikTok is hiring for 138 job positions in Singapore.

TikTok’s Rapid Expansion

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Last month, it was reported that ByteDance — the owner of Chinese video-sharing app TikTok — is planning to make Singapore its beachhead for the rest of Asia as part of its global expansion.

The Beijing-based company is looking to spend billions in Singapore, and is also hiring aggressively, as it plans to add hundreds of jobs over the next three years.

To facilitate its expansion plans in Singapore, the popular short-video platform has signed an agreement to lease three floors at One Raffles Quay.

Spanning over 60,000 square feet, the new ByteDance office is located in a prime spot in Singapore’s Central Business District.

It is likely that ByteDance will soon kick-off another hiring spree in Singapore, as it is also among the companies competing for a digital bank license here.

The pivot towards Singapore comes on the heels of ByteDance’s embattled relationship with the Trump administration.

However, the US will remain one of the engineering hubs for the company and hire more staff, said the TikTok spokesperson.

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