VP of People Operations

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!

Come help grow and scale our People organization!

You Will...

  • Lead and continue to build Duolingo's People Operations team
  • Develop and implement People programs that help make Duolingo an even more amazing place to work and enhance our culture
  • Define and implement key people analytics to support thoughtful, data-driven people decisions
  • Continuously assess whether we have the right People tools and process, and explore new partnership opportunities that allow Duolingo to scale efficiently
  • Own our implementation of Workday


  • 10+ years of rich experience in total rewards, people operations and HR systems with a rapidly growing organization
  • Experience with a wide variety of HR tools and systems including implementation of new products. Experience with Workday strongly preferred
  • Passion for developing programs that scale in a fast growing organization with a global workforce
  • An “out of the box” problem solver when it comes to finding new innovative ways to enhance our Total Rewards program(s)
  • Deep understanding of the current market, including staying ahead of industry trends of both comp and benefits

Exceptional Candidates Will Have...

  • Worked in a consumer, tech startup
  • Passion for language learning or education
  • Experience working with global, distributed workforce
  • Experience working or living abroad

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.

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

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