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Engineering Manager, Duolingo Events

Company: Duolingo
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Duolingo has changed the way people learn languages, and we are laser-focused on our long-term mission of giving everyone in the world access to high-quality education.

The New Initiatives area owns many of the most ambitious 0-to-1 projects at the company. You'll own one of the projects in the area, and be responsible for finding product/market fit as well as growing its reach.

As an Engineering Manager in New Initiatives, you will partner with cross-functional peers in determining which projects the team should work on, collaborating with stakeholders and engineering teams across the company, creating technical specifications and roadmaps, and working alongside your team to deliver features.

You will...

  • Manage a team of software engineers, including task planning and code reviews.
  • Plan, write and review service specifications to determine how Duolingo's infrastructure is architected.
  • Drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects.
  • Work closely across the Engineering organization to ensure we are building the best products.
  • Identify best practices and tools to develop to maximize the ability to build and maintain scalable services and execute on those projects.
  • Be hands-on and contribute technically to projects.

You have...

  • B.A./B.S. in Computer Science or a related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid people management experience, with a proven track record of mentoring and coaching team members
  • Demonstrated technical experience in distributed systems
  • Ability to travel to Duolingo's Pittsburgh, PA headquarters every quarter

Exceptional candidates will have...

  • Extensive engineering experience in fast-growing, consumer-facing, data-driven startups
  • Solid experience in modern web engineering technologies (React, Typescript, Node.js ...)

Keywords: Duolingo, Seattle , Engineering Manager, Duolingo Events, Other , Seattle, Washington

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