Senior Technical Recruiter

Our people are the most valuable asset -- help us shape and grown our crown jewel.

At Duolingo, the Senior Technical Recruiter leads and manages our industry software engineering hiring and recruiting needs, with a focus on attracting and building relationships with top software engineers in mobile, web, machine learning, data, and product. 

We are a fast-paced team with strong elements of curiosity, quirk, and result-driven innovation. As such, we are looking for someone who is motivated by this environment and excited to help grow the company.

  • Own full-cycle recruiting for all industry Software Engineering positions
  • Develop a rich pipeline of top experienced Software Engineering talent through various recruiting strategies and efforts
  • Partner with Software Engineering hiring managers to understand current and upcoming needs and priorities; implement and deploy recruiting strategies per hiring need
  • Continuously gauge, improve and optimize the recruiting process for efficiency and internal ease
  • Manage the candidate experience; collaborate with internal interview teams to train, consult, and deliver a consistently distinct and positive experience that reflect Duolingo values
  • Keep abreast of market realities and trends to define competitive jobs, skills, and employers, and how it may affect Duolingo’s strategy
  • Partner with Director of Talent Acquisition to identify strategic and creative opportunities to build and develop a world-class team
  • Serve as an expert-user on our internal recruiting resources, mentoring and helping train coordinators, other recruiters and Software Engineering hiring managers to uphold Talent Acquisition best practices
  • Uphold and share the Duolingo culture and brand

  • Ability to work or relocate to Pittsburgh, PA
  • Minimum of a baccalaureate degree, preferably in a STEM field
  • 5+ years of high-volume Software Engineering recruitment experience
  • Proven ability to source and maintain high-quality relationships with world-class talent
  • Ability to work in a fast growing and dynamic environment; inspired by the startup environment and willing to get into the details to ensure success
  • A genuine team player with a strong desire to help others and create memorable experiences
  • Strong sense of logistics, balanced with flexibility and understanding
  • Proven dedication to follow-through and delivering results
  • High attention to detail; stellar time management and organization skills
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and problem solve independently without sacrificing quality of work
  • Proven success in communicating effectively and building strong, trusted relationships within diverse groups
  • A can-do, team mentality -- no task is too small and you’re willing to jump in when needed!
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular office hours, as needed

Additional Requirements:
  • Flexibility and ability to travel to recruiting events, as necessary; a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs, as needed for recruiting events

Exceptional candidates will have:
  • Prior experience in a fast growth startup environments, particularly in technology and engineering
  • Data-driven mentality, and a master at balancing efficiency and quality
  • Experience bringing organization to teams and streamlining processes within organizations
  • Strong understanding of Talent Acquisition best practices and processes, as well as basic Marketing principles
  • An impressive Duolingo streak!


Duolingo is an innovative, fun company driven by a mission to provide free education to the world.  

2018: Inc. Best Places to Work 
2018: Entrepreneur Top Company Culture List
2018, 2017, 2013: Fast Company The World's Most Innovative Companies

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