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Senior Data Science Manager

🇺🇸 Pittsburgh, PA

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $169,700 - $314,100

💻 Data Science

🗓️ April 18th, 2024

Hadoop Python SQL
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 world's most popular learning app. Beyond our core learning product, we also offer English proficiency testing with the Duolingo English Test, and are bringing new subjects into the Duolingo app, where people can develop their Math and Music skills.

We’re looking for an outstanding people leader in data science focusing on monetization and pricing. The ideal candidate will set strategic direction and lead a multi-disciplinary team of data scientists, own IC contributions of their own, and collaborate closely with company leadership to develop and deliver metrics, attribution models, and actionable business analyses. They will evangelize scientific methods and influence strategic business decisions, with an appreciation for the behaviors of Duolingo users. They will be a strong advocate and mentor for the Data Science & Analytics team and help advance their learning, creativity, and growth.

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 thoughtful peers. Come brighten your life and over half a billion more!

What You’ll Do...

  • Lead a team of data scientists in monetization and pricing, and lead the cycle of translating ideas from concept to production-grade models and data science solutions, ensuring long-term viability and robustness.
  • Guide the team to apply advanced analytical methods, structural approaches, causal inference, and/or machine learning to model user behavior, and collaborate with product and engineering teams to develop scalable business frameworks and solutions.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior staff and peers in the Data Science & Analytics function more broadly, fostering an environment of excellence, innovation, and collaboration.
  • Understand and lead the team in the process of gathering, extracting, and compiling data across sources via relevant tools (e.g., SQL, R, Python).
  • Build collaboration with data engineers and business intelligence to help the team turn insights into data products (e.g. data pipelines, algorithms, self-service dashboards).
  • Effectively communicate findings and insights to executive partners and collaborate with product development teams to integrate them into decision-making.
  • Stay informed about advancements in data science and statistical methodologies to drive enhancements in internal tooling and methods at Duolingo.

What We’re Looking For…

  • Graduate degree in Data Science, Statistics, Economics, or a related field with 8+ years of relevant work experience; Or 10+ years of experience leading impactful teams and using analytics to solve product or business problems.
  • Experience coding (e.g., Python, R, SQL), querying databases, and statistical modeling.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and the capacity to translate complex data into actionable insights.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with both technical and non-technical partners.
  • Able to relocate to or work in our New York or Pittsburgh office.

Exceptional Candidates...

  • Strong experience in developing and implementing an analytic vision to solve business-relevant problems, as well as motivating and leading teams to successful implementation.
  • Ability to lead multiple complex work streams and develop partnerships across organizational boundaries.
  • Experience with "big data" and cloud computing technologies like Redshift, Hadoop, Hive, BigQuery.
  • Effective storytelling ability with experience leading business conversations with senior leadership.
  • Experience at a high-growth company that has undertaken an IPO.
  • An impressive Duolingo XP or streak!

Why you’ll love working here…

  • Generous PTO and company holidays
  • High quality medical, dental, and vision care
  • Comprehensive mental health, backup care, and family forming support
  • Paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Language learning opportunities
  • Catered in-house lunches and breakfast
  • Frequent company-wide dinners, monthly celebrations, social clubs, and so much more!

We invest in and support our Duos! This role is eligible for a robust compensation package of base salary, equity, and Duolingo’s world-class benefits. The starting base salary range for this role is, $169,700 - $314,100. Actual salary may vary based on level, work experience, performance, and other factors evaluated during the hiring process.

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.

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

Duolingo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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