Data Scientist

Leverage our treasure trove of data to drive product changes and business results.

Duolingo is the most popular language learning application in the world, with over 300 million users and hundreds of billions of data points. We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding elegant solutions to complex problems. While we take our mission to heart, we don't take ourselves too seriously; we are creative, and we have fun at work everyday. If this sounds like you, then come help us build the next-generation learning company!

Responsibilities

  • Derive insights from data to influence product roadmaps and drive business results
  • Lead product experiments to create and optimize campaigns
  • Apply advanced statistical methods to model user behavior
  • Problem-solve with product development teams through data analysis
  • Own dashboards, reports, and forecasts
  • Ensure the quality of our tracking and data
  • Help preserve our culture of fact-based decision making as we scale


Requirements
  • Strong understanding of consumer digital products
  • BS or MS degree in a quantitative field (e.g.: statistics, economics, computer science)
  • Skilled in SQL, R, Python, and/or statistical methods to analyze behavioral data
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Able to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA


Bonus Points
  • Experience with "big data" technologies like Redshift, Hadoop, Hive, BigQuery
  • Experience articulating business questions and using available data to find answers that translate into product recommendations
  • Demonstrated self-direction, with a desire both to learn new techniques and teach others
  • Programming experience in Java or Scala a plus


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