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 also offer English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test, and are bringing new subjects into the Duolingo app, where people can develop their Math and Music skills.

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!

As an Engineering Manager at Duolingo, you will have the opportunity to grow as both a software engineer and an engineering leader. In this role, you’ll join Duolingo’s rapidly growing engineering organization to lead mission critical projects from end to end, contribute to product strategy and lead a team of world-class engineers.

Listen to why Basim Baig, one of our Senior Engineering Managers, loves Pittsburgh!

More information on the teams:

Growth Area:

  • The Growth Area focuses on attracting new users, retaining current users, and bringing users back to Duolingo. More users = more data (so we can teach better) and more paid subscribers (so we can invest in making the app even better, and keep the lights on!). Our area’s goal is to make Duolingo so fun and delightful that our learners stick around to make real progress and tell their friends all about it!

Learning R&D Area:

  • The Learning R&D Area works on improving the learning experience of our users with new bets, technologies, and features, that fill the learning gaps in our product. Our goal is to make Duolingo the best way to level up your language skills, regardless of your proficiency level.

Monetization Area:

  • The Monetization Area focuses on Duolingo’s key business drivers—subscriptions, ads, and in-app purchases. Our area’s goal is to build the best premium experiences for our learners while ensuring the sustainability and success of our business model. You will play an instrumental role in the strategic direction of Duolingo by developing and refining the methods that make our monetization efforts more effective and efficient.

Math Team:

  • As an Engineering Manager on the Math team, you will help build the technology that changes how people around the world learn Math. The features that you ship will help learners to develop core math skills in a fun, engaging way. We’re looking for engineers who love building new products and features.

You Will...

  • Lead and develop a team of software engineers, including task planning, technical leadership and career development of your reports.
  • Own the overall planning, execution and success of projects that directly improve our top-line business metrics.
  • Lead the development of new features and/or microservices in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborate with product teams across the company to find new imaginative opportunities to increase company business metrics, like DAUs, revenue, retention and app performance.
  • Identify best practices and tools to maximize our ability to build and maintain features and services.

You Have...

  • Experience in guiding a software engineering team and setting technical direction.
  • Experience in leading cross-functional software engineering projects.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or a related field

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...

  • 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 invest in and support our Duos! This role is eligible for a robust compensation package of base salary, equity, and Duolingo’s world-class benefits. The starting base salary range for this role is, $174,900 - $335,600. Actual salary may vary based on level, work experience, performance, and other factors evaluated during the hiring process.


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.

Take a peek at how we care for our employees' holistic well-being with our benefits here.

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