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Operations Engineer, Intern



Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

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 also offer English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test, and are bringing new subjects into the Duolingo app, where people can develop their Math and Music skills.

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!

What you’ll do...

  • Build systems to optimize our infrastructure use, and simplify the life of other Duolingo engineers
  • Automate the deployment and management of Duolingo software services
  • Monitor our infrastructure for performance anomalies
  • Participate in weekly on-call rotations
  • Streamline operational and development practices
  • Analyze infrastructure costs and plan for future growth

What we’re looking for…

  • Graduating in Spring 2025, or fall 2024
  • Pursuing a B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Dedication to our mission of accessible education
  • 12 week consecutive availability
  • Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA


  • Experience with public cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud)
  • Some familiarity with containerization runtimes (Docker, rkt)
  • Scripting experience with Python or Bash

Exceptional Candidates:

  • Experience managing SQL or no-SQL databases

Why you’ll love working here…

  • Language learning opportunities
  • Catered in-house lunches and breakfast
  • Company-wide Hackathon
  • PTO and company holidays
  • Frequent company-wide dinners, monthly celebrations, social clubs, and so much more!

We invest in and support our Duos! The hourly range for this internship is $48-$50.

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.

Duolingo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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