Senior Data Scientist


Updated on 5/16/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Language learning app with gamified lessons

AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics


New York, NY, USA

Required Skills
Data Science
Data Structures & Algorithms
Data Analysis
  • PhD in Economics, Statistics, Data Science, or a related quantitative field
  • 4+ years of work experience using analytics to solve product or business problems, coding (e.g., Python, R, SQL), querying databases, and economics/statistical modeling
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and the capacity to translate complex data into actionable insights
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with both technical and non-technical partners
  • Able to relocate to or work in our New York or Pittsburgh office
  • Partner in leading the cycle of translating ideas from concept to production-grade economic models and data science solutions, ensuring long-term viability and robustness
  • Apply advanced analytical methods, structural approaches, causal inference, and/or machine learning to model user behavior, develop learning metrics, and identify learning improvements
  • Understand and lead the process of gathering, extracting, and compiling data across sources via relevant tools (e.g., SQL, R, Python). Independently format, re-structure, and/or validate data to ensure quality
  • Collaborate with data engineers and business intelligence to turn insights into data products (e.g. data pipelines, algorithms, self-service dashboards)
  • Effectively communicate findings and insights to executive partners and collaborate with product development teams to integrate them into decision-making
  • Stay informed about advancements in applied economics and statistical methodologies to drive enhancements in internal tooling and methods at Duolingo
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the Data Science & Analytics team, fostering an environment of excellence, innovation, and collaboration

Duolingo offers a language learning app that utilizes gamified, data-driven lessons and incorporates insights from language learning scientists, machine learning engineers, and AI experts to enhance its effectiveness. The platform's technologies include gamification, data-driven learning, and insights from language learning scientists, machine learning, and AI.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Medical, dental, and vision for employees as well as eligible partners and dependents

Mental health benefits such as therapy sessions and coaching to support you to be your best self

Fertility benefits to support your family planning journey

Fully paid parental and adoption leave

Fully paid subscription to Care.com and paid backup days for dependents and your fur family

401(k) with generous match and immediate vesting

20 days of PTO, with two additional weeks off for winter break

Yearly professional development stipend

Transportation reimbursement for however you get to work

Lunch prepared daily by our in-house chefs

Annual international retreat for all full-time employees

On-site gym and massages

On-site game/break room