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Software Engineer, Backend in New York, NY

Duolingo

New York, NY 10001
7w ago
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Software Development

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Job Description

As a software engineer, you will work on helping reduce Duolingo Plus subscriber churn. Our engineers are versatile, display leadership qualities and enthusiastic to tackle new problems across the full-stack as we continue to innovate.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate on software projects with product design and backend aspects
  • Develop, release, and maintain backend services and/or infrastructure
  • Improve performance and infrastructure
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables


REQUIREMENTS

  • 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
  • Ability to relocate to or work from our New York office in downtown ManhattanSee More

    Valid through: 2020-2-21

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:
48
Average Pay:
$114,891
Total value of jobs:
$5,285,000
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