Duolingo

Senior Software Engineer, Backend

3+ months agoSeattle, WA

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!

Develop the next-generation education technology that improves how millions learn. 

As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Duolingo’s needs, with opportunities to switch teams and projects as our fast-paced startup grows and evolves. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to tackle new problems across the full-stack as we continue to innovate. Are you driven to improve performance and infrastructure? Do you want to work on cutting-edge machine learning algorithms for optimizing learning? We have opportunities in all these areas for talented and driven software engineers.

You will...
  • Collaborate on software projects with product design and backend aspects
  • Develop, release, and maintain backend services and/or infrastructure
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
You have...
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • A solid foundation in computer science with strong competencies in data structures, algorithms, and software design
  • Some programming experience in Java, Python or Scala and AWS cloud computing
Exceptional candidates will have...
  • 5 years of programming experience in Java, Python or Scala and AWS cloud computing

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. 

Take a peek at how we care for our employees' holistic well-being with our benefits here.

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York, NY, USA
Job ID: 4824766002

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • Short-Term Disability
    • On-Site Gym
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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