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AI Research Manager, Duolingo English Test



Software Engineering, Data Science
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

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 world's most popular learning app. 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!

As an AI Research Manager on the Duolingo English Test, you will help shape the future of high-stakes assessment by incorporating techniques from the latest advances in artificial intelligence. At the same time, your work will contribute to the Duolingo English Test's mission of making higher education more accessible to hundreds of thousands of International students. You will join a thriving community of researchers and engineers, who work together not only for internal impact in building a better test, but also have substantial external impact on the research community by publishing their advances.

You Will...

  • Lead a team of AI researchers and engineers building new AI-powered features to enhance the authenticity, accuracy, efficiency, and security of the test.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with software engineers, language assessment experts, psychometricians, product managers, and others.
  • Be responsible for the overall planning, execution and success of sophisticated technical projects.
  • Advance the state of the art in assessment, and share your work with the research community through publications and presentations.

You Have...

  • Demonstrated expertise as a Technical Lead or Manager.
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field with a focus on machine learning or artificial intelligence.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to manage and inspire a team.
  • Deep understanding of machine learning concepts, frameworks, and best practices.,on

We invest in and support our Duos! This role is eligible for a robust compensation package of base salary, equity, and Duolingo’s world-class benefits. The starting base salary range for this role is, $187,000 - $384,000. Actual salary may vary based on level, work experience, performance, and other factors evaluated during the hiring process.

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.

Take a peek at how we care for our employees' holistic well-being with our benefits here.

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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