Operations Engineer, Intern

Pittsburgh, PA

Our mission at Duolingo is to develop the best education in the world and make it universally available. But we’ve got more left to do — and that’s where you come in!


Duolingo is the most popular language-learning application in the world, with over 500 million users and over half a billion exercises completed daily. Beyond our core learning product, we have also entered into literacy with Duolingo ABC and English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test.


We are passionate about educating our users, making fact-based decisions, and finding innovative solutions to complex problems. We offer meaningful work, limitless learning opportunities, and collaboration with world-class minds. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more!


As an Operations Engineer, you will use and develop innovative tools to enable growth and stability across all Duolingo services and platforms. You will also act as an advisor for how to best apply these tools internally to accurately deploy, manage, monitor, and control the costs of production services.


More information on our University Programs can be found at university.duolingo.com


What you’ll do...

  • Automate the deployment and management of Duolingo software services
  • Monitor for performance and security anomalies
  • Participate in weekly on-call rotations
  • Streamline operational and development practices
  • Analyze current costs and plan for future growth


What we’re looking for…

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Functional knowledge of Linux system usage and administration
  • Strong educational background in computer networking and security

Requirements:
  • Experience solving computer systems and networks
  • Some familiarity with containerization runtimes (Docker, rkt)
  • Scripting experience with Python and Bash

Exceptional Candidates:
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Experience solving routers, switches, and wireless access points
  • Experience with SQL or no-SQL databases

Why you’ll love working here…
  • Language learning opportunities
  • Catered in-house lunches, and breakfast and dinner options
  • Company-wide Hackathon
  • PTO and company holidays
  • Frequent company-wide dinners, monthly celebrations, social clubs, and so much more!


We will do everything we can within reason to make sure that your interview takes place in an environment that fairly and accurately assesses your skills. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact your recruiter.


We aim to return to office, and as such are requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received any booster doses as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Take a peek at how we care for our employees' holistic well-being with our benefits here.

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