Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that's where you come in!
Duolingo is the most popular language-learning application in the world, with over 500 million users and over half a billion exercises completed daily. Beyond our core learning product, we have also entered into literacy with Duolingo ABC and English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test.
We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. We offer meaningful work, limitless learning opportunities, and collaboration with world-class minds. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more!
The Learning R&D Area works on projects that aim to improve how well we teach languages on Duolingo. This area is responsible for the core learning experience, from optimizing and personalizing the bite-sized lessons that are iconic to Duolingo, to investing in newer features like short stories to improve reading comprehension, ways to learn new scripts and alphabets, and giving learners pronunciation feedback. You will play a significant role in making sure Duolingo delivers on its promise to teach you a language both a fun and effective way!
Lead a team of software engineers, including task planning and technical leadership.
Own the overall planning, execution, and success of projects that directly improve the learner's experience and top-line business metrics.
Collaborate with product teams across the company to find new imaginative opportunities to improve how we teach millions of learners every day.
2 years of experience leading teams consisting of five or more engineers.
B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or a related field.
Relevant work experience, including industry experience.
Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.
People management skills with a consistent record of mentoring and coaching team members.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to relocate to New York, NY.
Exceptional Candidates Will Have...
Extensive engineering experience in fast-growing, consumer-facing, data-driven startups, ideally mobile app based.
Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science or a related field.
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 and have received any booster doses as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.