We are looking for a senior program manager who loves building solutions for the talent space. 

This team member is an instrumental partner on all internal and external talent acquisition projects at Duolingo — from our careers site to building internal tools, all to help us find the world’s best talent!

This is an opportunity to drive Talent Acquisition’s organization and innovation. You will join a quickly growing team. You will be responsible for the evaluation, onboarding, implementation, and enhancement of our tech stack and solutions, in addition to keeping all trains running on time for our projects. 


You Will...

  • Prioritize projects. With so many teams needing help from Talent Acquisition and so many great ideas to execute, this skill is key to ensuring we continue to deliver high quality work where it matters most.
  • Always put our candidates first. Coordinate with Talent Acquisition and technical teams to define project scopes and deliver work that meets Duolingo’s candidate experience and quality standards.
  • Help us implement and build a strong and efficient Talent Acquisition tech stack.
  • Develop thorough plans with key milestones and goals, identify and mitigate risks, solve for dependencies, remove impediments, and ensure timely and smooth project launches.
  • Drive decisions when difficult tradeoffs must be made; serve as role model for navigating problems with analytical approach and calming demeanor.
  • Help create processes and tools to drive Talent Acquisition efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Identify inefficiencies and barriers for Talent Acquisition; partner with the team to come up with solutions that make the Talent Acquisition team innovative.
  • Partner with engineering, design, marketing to deliver function-wide and company-wide initiatives that increase quality of talent and hiring efficiency.
  • Identify and create solutions that help keep Talent Acquisition and hiring managers well-informed and aligned.
  • Lead the delivery of strategic, high-impact cross-functional Talent Acquisition initiatives from ideation to launch.
  • Be the Talent Acquisition team’s go-to person for documentation, implementation and roll-out plans, requests, and questions.


You Have...

  • Ability to move quickly and drive collaborative teams to a solution, including finding alternatives to projects that require involvement from Engineering, Design, and Marketing
  • Ability to operate as both a strategist / leader and roll up your sleeves to execute
  • Ability to operate effectively even with only high-level direction in a fast-paced environment, with a desire both to learn new techniques and teach others
  • A meticulous sense of organization, with a resourcefulness for operational excellence
  • Effective and efficient written and spoken communication



  • 5+ years experience in a marketing or consumer-facing software project management role
  • B.S. or M.S. in Information Systems, Marketing, or Communications
  • Ability to work from or relocate to Pittsburgh, PA


Exceptional Candidates Will Have... 

  • 5+ years experience as a program manager
  • Experience working with teams and technical projects distributed across the globe, including APAC and EMEA
  • Experience articulating business questions, and using available data to find answers that translate into business recommendations
  • Experience running projects that include large datasets; advanced analytical skills a plus
  • A hyper-vigilant attention to detail
  • Prior experience in a high-growth startup environments
  • Understanding of Talent Acquisition and Employer Brand Marketing principles

We will do everything we can within reason to make sure that your interview takes place in an environment that fairly and accurately assesses your skills. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

We aim to return to office, and as such are requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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