Engineering Manager, Duolingo English Test at Duolingo (Pittsburgh, PA)

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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 Duolingo English Test (DET) is a fully online English proficiency test used for university admissions that is redefining how the world thinks about high-stakes assessments. As an engineering manager in the DET Platform Area, you will lead one of our teams in supporting the engineering needs of the rest of the DET.
The DET Infrastructure team is responsible for our overall microservice infrastructure design, and works with teams across the business unit to implement new services that are efficient, scalable and reliable. This team also crafts and shares tools and guidelines to help other teams build and maintain services. You will coordinate these efforts: determining which projects the team should work on, collaborating with other engineering teams, creating technical specifications and roadmaps, and tracking progress.
You Will...
  • Grow and lead teams of software engineers, including strategic goals, task planning and code reviews.
  • Plan, write and review service specifications to determine how the DET infrastructure is architected.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects.

You Have...
  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.
  • Technical experience in distributed systems, including: databases, caching, inter-service communication, networking, and cloud services.
  • People management skills, proven track record of mentoring and coaching team members.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Relevant work experience, including industry experience.
  • Technical management experience developing and leading teams.

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...
  • Extensive experience in fast-growing, consumer-facing, data-driven startups.

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.
More Information on Duolingo
Duolingo operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA, New York, NY and Seattle, WA. Duolingo was founded in 2011. It has 670 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees and Open door policy. To see all 21 open jobs at Duolingo, click here.
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