Creative Technologist
Posted on 3/22/2024
Duolingo

1,001-5,000 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.
AI & Machine Learning
Data & Analytics
Education

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$643.3M

Founded

2011

Headquarters

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

19%

2 year growth

48%
Locations
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Figma
Animation
CategoriesNew
Graphic & Motion Design
Product & UX/UI Design
UI/UX & Design
Requirements
  • Experience delivering delightful visuals while adhering to performance constraints, reducing technical complexity while still hitting MVP requirements
  • Experience writing plugins, scripts, and tools
  • Experience with interactive animation for mobile content
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a role similar to creative technology (technical or procedural animation, scripting gameplay, state machines, etc.)
  • Experience succinctly communicating trade-offs, ideas, and recommendations to managers, engineers, and artists
  • A portfolio that demonstrates your prototyping savvy
  • A demo reel that is no more than 2 minutes long, including a breakdown calling out your work in the reel
  • The ability to relocate to New York City or Pittsburgh, PA
Responsibilities
  • Build interactive animations for our Math & Music courses using Rive, in ways that are repeatable & scalable
  • Drive tooling improvements that more closely couple our design & animation tools, like Rive & Figma, with our engineering workflows
  • Work with technical animators, producers & engineers to drive efficiency across pipelines that help teams go from ideas to an interactive in-app experience
  • Stay on top of feature developments for our most critical tools, like Rive & Figma, and propose projects that can upgrade how we use these tools
  • Test, learn, and promote new tools and technologies to further animation and interactivity in our products
  • Partner closely with Design Ops, who will use your systems and tools to operationalize creative workflows that unlock high-quality execution
  • Experience with Rive
  • General 3D Skills like modeling, texturing, rigging, and animating
  • An understanding of game design principles and player experience
  • Experience with Maya, Houdini, Toonboom Harmony, or similar tools