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Engineering Manager, AI Platform

Duolingo

Duolingo

Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Data Science
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023

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, English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test, and even Math.

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, AI Platform you will lead the new AI Platform team, which will own the platform underlying Duolingo's generative AI-powered features, such as learning personalization, notifications, and grammar feedback.

The AI Platform team will build new infrastructure enabling our AI researchers and engineers to push the limits of what's possible, and to ship more robust AI projects in less time.

You will work with AI teams across Duolingo to understand the needs for AI infrastructure and build solutions that benefit AI researchers and engineers working on a wide range of projects.

You Will...

  • Create a vision and roadmap for the AI infrastructure used across Duolingo.
  • Shape key decisions about architecture and implementation of scalable and cost-effective engineering.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects.
  • Lead a team of software engineers to ship new AI infrastructure that makes a large impact on AI across the company.

You Have...

  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.
  • Technical experience in infrastructure and operations for machine learning: including deep experience in technologies for ML model serving, ML model training, feature stores, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Technical management experience, leading teams consisting of three or more.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...

  • Extensive experience in fast-growing, consumer-facing, data-driven companies, 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, $148,800 - $274,600. 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.

Duolingo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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