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AI Research Director
Duolingo English Test
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • A creative, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial approach to R&D
  • A desire to develop great people and phenomenal products
  • A history of taking research from the lab into production
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills
  • PhD (or equivalent industry experience) in computer science, AI, NLP, or a related field
  • 10+ years of post-doctoral and/or industry experience across a variety of AI products
  • A portfolio of relevant publications or open-source projects
  • A desire to keep up with the field by attending or publishing at relevant conferences (ACL, EMNLP, KDD, AAAI, ICLR, CVPR, InterSpeech, etc.)
  • Help cultivate a shared team of AI researchers and engineers, leading by example through hiring, coaching, mentoring, and hands-on career development
  • Set the R&D agenda for the Duolingo English Test and other assessments in collaboration with educational measurement experts, including industry-leading work in automatic item generation, test scoring, and adaptive administration
  • Take a human-centered approach to algorithmic fairness, privacy, and access
  • Represent Duolingo and its research to diverse stakeholders, including artificial intelligence, educational measurement, university admissions, and government audiences
  • Support Duolingo in formulating a technical vision and strategy for next-generation assessment technology
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with educational and/or assessment technologies is a plus!

201-500 employees

Language education platform
Company Overview
Duolingo’s mission is to make education accessible and fun. The company offers a language-learning website and mobile app.
  • 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
Company Values
  • Make learning fun
  • Universally accessible personalized education
  • Give the product away for free