Head Of Corporate Development

3+ months agoPittsburgh, PA

Lead M&A for Duolingo.

Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. Duolingo is the most popular language learning application in the world, but there’s so much more we want to accomplish.

We’re looking for a corporate development leader to help us grow through M&A. Join us to build this new function and increase access to effective language education.


  • Support Duolingo’s growth through M&A, working closely with Duolingo’s product and exec teams
  • Engage with targets and maintain strong relationships with companies and teams of interest
  • Lead cross-functional deal teams, including product, finance, legal, people, and others
  • Lead deal negotiation, due diligence, and integration efforts for acquisitions


  • Significant experience leading teams to execute all aspects of transactions including M&A negotiation, execution, and integration
  • Demonstrated understanding of Duolingo’s business and future growth opportunities
  • Demonstrated track record of achievement in fast paced entrepreneurial work environments
  • Experience working closely with product and engineering colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • 15+ years relevant work experience in corporate development, investment banking, or related industries

Exceptional candidates will have:

  • Experience leading corporate development at a company in hypergrowth
  • Proficiency in multiple languages

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.

Job ID: 4767548002

Perks and Benefits

  • Financial And Retirement
    • 401(k) with company matching
    • company equity
    • performance bonus
    • relocation assistance
  • Health And Wellness
    • health insurance
    • dental insurance
    • vision insurance
    • short-term disability
    • on-site gym
    • FSA account
  • Office Life And Perks
    • flexible work hours
    • commuter benefits program
    • casual dress
    • pet-friendly office
    • happy hours
    • snacks
    • some meals provided
    • diversity and inclusion program
    • company outings
  • Professional Development
    • mentor program
    • access to online courses
    • promote from within
    • learning and development stipend
  • Vacation And Time Off
    • paid vacation
    • paid holidays
    • personal/sick days
    • maternity leave
    • paternity leave