Design Director

Help us grow, develop and lead our world-class product designers.

Duolingo is a pioneer in the design of educational apps. We have the most popular language learning app in the world with over 200 million learners, and a big part of its success is design. For years Duolingo has refined a fresh, fun style that’s been emulated by others in the education space. With 10+ designers, we’re now looking for a highly experienced design leader who can help us take our design team to the next level.

Responsibilities:
  • Lead, grow, mentor and support a team of product designers 
  • Attract and hire top-notch product designers at all levels of seniority 
  • Give feedback in design critiques to maintain our high quality bar
  • Partner with engineering and product leads to advance Duolingo’s design language and product roadmaps 

Requirements:
  • Online portfolio with examples of design work
  • At least 6+ years of product design experience
  • At least 2+ years of experience managing 5 or more product designers including significant experience recruiting, hiring and on boarding a team world-class product designers. 
  • A passion for education and making the world better through design
  • Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA (we’re leading the way for tech in a growing city)

Exceptional candidates will have:
  • Extensive experience at another tech company or startup leading a team of product designers 

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