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Senior Software Engineer, Backend in New York, NY

Duolingo

New York, NY 10001
6w ago
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compensation:

$80K - $100K*

specialty:

Software Development

experience:

Not Specified

Job Description

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.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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


REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical field
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Valid through: 2020-3-5

About Duolingo

Duolingo (/?dju?o?'l??go?/ DEW-oh-LING-goh) is a free language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. Duolingo offers all its language courses free of charge. As of November 2016, the language-learning website and app offer 66 different language courses across 23 languages; with 22 additional courses in development. The app is available on iOS, Android and Windows 8 and 10 platforms with about 120 million registered users across the world. The project was started at the end of 2009 in Pittsburgh by Carnegie Mellon University professor Luis von Ahn (creator of reCAPTCHA) and his graduate student Severin Hacker, and then developed along with Antonio Navas, Vicki Cheung, Marcel Uekermann, Brendan Meeder, Hector Villafuerte, and Jose Fuentes. Inspiration for Duolingo came from two places. Luis Von Ahn wanted to create another program that served two purposes in one, what he calls a "twofer". Duolingo does this by teaching its users a foreign language while having them translate simple phrases in documents.
Total Jobs:
44
Average Pay:
$114,795
Total value of jobs:
$5,625,000
* Ladders Estimates