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Director of Product Design

Duolingo

Duolingo

Product, Design
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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 world's most popular learning app. 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!

Design the teams that design Duolingo.

This role reports to the Head of Product Design as a member of the Design team, the instrumental creative partner in most projects at Duolingo—from our mobile apps and website to the brand voice and email newsletters, and even community events. At Duolingo, we take pride in and agonize over crafting a user-friendly (and fun) experience for everyone.

You will...

  • Grow and lead a talented, diverse, inclusive team of designers and leaders that consistently delivers high-quality products
  • Mentor and develop the skills, talents, and careers of the designers and design managers on your team, coaching them to success and impact
  • Collaborate closely with leaders in other functions (Product and Engineering) to ensure that product areas are both planning well and hitting their metrics
  • Build a thriving culture where designers do high-quality work and uphold our outstanding product experience
  • Design and scale the organization, partnering closely with Leadership and Talent Acquisition on headcount budgeting and forecasting

You have...

  • 10+ years of experience in product design as a people manager at a similar or later-stage tech company, including experience managing managers
  • Experience sourcing, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding for your team, as well as spot promising design talent
  • Consistent track record of effectively managing people, including developing talent on your teams and recruiting a diverse team that reflects our learners
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that lead to effective and concrete output
  • Experience defining and influencing product strategy
  • An understanding and appreciation for the accurate application of data and metrics in product design
  • Attention to detail and a focus on excellence

Exceptional candidates will have...

  • A portfolio of exceptional visual design and craft as done by their teams
  • Organizational savviness, and the ability to build relationships with leaders of all functions
  • Worked at a company with very high design standards

Please include a link to your portfolio showcasing relevant work samples. A portfolio submission is mandatory for consideration of your candidacy.

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, $196,000 - $426,000. 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.

By applying for this position your data will be processed as per the Duolingo Applicant Privacy Notice.