Criminal Intelligence Analyst Analyst - USDS at TikTok



Mid Level

Not defined

13 Feb → 14 Mar

Criminal Justice Criminal Law

Job Description

About TikTok U.S. Data Security
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. U.S. Data Security (“USDS”) is a subsidiary of TikTok in the U.S. This new, security-first division was created to bring heightened focus and governance to our data protection policies and content assurance protocols to keep U.S. users safe. Our focus is on providing oversight and protection of the TikTok platform and U.S. user data, so millions of Americans can continue turning to TikTok to learn something new, earn a living, express themselves creatively, or be entertained. The teams within USDS that deliver on this commitment daily span across Trust & Safety, Security & Privacy, Engineering, User & Product Ops, Corporate Functions and more.

Why Join Us
Creation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.
Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy - a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.
To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.
At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact - for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.
Join us.

In order to enhance collaboration and cross-functional partnerships, among other things, at this time, our organization follows a hybrid work schedule that requires employees to work in the office 3 days a week, or as directed by their manager/department. We regularly review our hybrid work model, and the specific requirements may change at any time.

As a member of the FUSE Intel program, you will work on the Criminal Intelligence team and support the work of Threat and safety, Ads and other teams by developing and managing intelligence leads about on and off-platform criminal activity developments.

You will be developing strategic and tactical reports on criminal trends and groups, investigating criminal activity, such as human trafficking, drug trafficking and sales of counterfeit products. You will also develop written profiles and conduct briefings for stakeholders if needed on organized crime groups, drug cartels and other criminal organizations active in the United States.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Monitor criminal activity and criminal groups in the US and globally. Research and monitor criminal activities as they portain to the upcoming US presidential elections.
  • Develop criminal activity leads and reports focusing on themes such as gangs and cartels activity, criminal activities around large-scale events (i.e. sporting events, political events).
  • Conduct analytical briefings on criminal activities and groups/ individuals of interest for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Use multiple-sources and research methods such as OSINT in analysis of current and emerging threats to produce concise reports and metrics relevant to Tik Tok platform and overall business operations.
  • Develop an understanding of TikTok platform vulnerabilities toward criminal activity and alter on-platform research accordingly. Develop an understanding of criminal groups' presence on social media platforms and monitor TikTok for similar activity.

Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, data analysis, journalism, threat intelligence, or related field or equivalent experience in the field of law-enforcement, media, OSINT investigations.

Core Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of investigative or intelligence experience.
  • Deep knowledge of the US and preferably global criminal landscape, including key organized crime groups, gangs, mafia structures, cartels, terrorist and other criminal groups.
  • Experience conducting OSINT investigations and communicating to large audiences the findings.
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to quickly summarize findings and present in simple language key findings and matters of core priority for TikTok to large audiences.
  • Experience collaborating effectively with cross-functional entities across the company.
  • Proven track record of managing, organizing, and executing short and long-term investigative projects.
  • Ability to manage, analyse, and manipulate large data sets.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of cyber cybercrimes, financial crimes, terrorism and other similar crimes is a plus.
  • Experience with a variety of government or industry investigative and intelligence analytical tools is preferred.
  • Experience with SQL is preferred.
  • Fluency in a second language, such as Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or other languages is preferred.
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.

This role requires the ability to work with and support systems designed to protect sensitive data and information. As such, this role will be subject to strict national security-related screening.

TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at [email protected]

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