ByteDance Ltd. is a Chinese partially state-owned multinational internet technology company headquartered in Beijing and legally domiciled in the Cayman Islands. It was founded by Zhang Yiming in 2012.
ByteDance is the developer of the video-sharing social networking services and apps TikTok and Douyin, the Chinese-specific counterpart to TikTok. It also develops the news and information platform Toutiao.
As of November 2018, ByteDance had over 800 million daily active users across all of its content platforms. It has garnered public attention over allegations that it worked with the Chinese Communist Party to censor and surveil content pertaining to Xinjiang internment camps and other topics the CCP deemed controversial.
Highest paying job titles at ByteDance include Software Engineer, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)