Software Engineer, Frontend

Architect a beautiful experience that millions use to learn a language.

Duolingo software engineers develop next-generation education technology that changes how over 170 million people around the world learn. We’re looking for frontend engineers to turn the vision of free language education into reality.

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 as we continue to innovate.


  • Collaborate on software projects with other engineers, designers, language learning experts, etc.
  • Develop, release, and maintain software code to improve Duolingo’s products.
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Solid foundation in computer science with entry-level knowledge in data structures, algorithms, and software design.
  • Demonstrable experience coding in in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Exceptional candidates will have:

  • 5+ years of experience programming for the web.
  • Expertise in modern web technologies (React, ES6, TypeScript, etc.).

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Connor B.

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Connor’s official title is Software Engineer—but his role extends beyonds just writing code. He also builds specs, makes design mock-ups, and organizes meetings to talk about the Duolingo product.

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