Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Duolingo hiring Senior Curriculum Designer; proficiency in Japanese or Chinese (among others) required.

Pittsburgh-based Duolingo is hiring a Senior Curriculum Designer; the candidate will have at least intermediate proficiency in Japanese, Chinese, or a few other languages.

Help improve the learning effectiveness of Duolingo.

We are looking for a world-class expert in language teaching and curriculum design who has strong organizational skills and experience leading the creation of educational content for digital products. You will lead a group of curriculum designers, and together you will help transform Duolingo course creation into an efficient, large-scale process. If you have strong expertise in curriculum design for digital products, love good organization and efficient processes, and have experience managing people, this job is for you! You will be part of our efforts to advance Duolingo's mission through evidence-based teaching. Join Duolingo to feel empowered as an educator, affecting how millions of people learn.


  • Lead a team of 4-5 curriculum designers (and likely more in the future)
  • Oversee the creation of language curricula and assessments for multiple Duolingo courses
  • Develop standards and guidelines for course content across a variety of features (core lessons, explicit explanations, mini auditory practice, etc.)
  • Propose and implement efficient processes for large-scale course content creation
  • Help hire and train additional curriculum experts
  • Collaborate across teams and stakeholders to deliver high-quality course content

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