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AI Research Engineer, New Graduate PhD (2023 - 2024)

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16d ago

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $150K - $160K

AI generated summary

  • You must have a Ph.D. in computer science, impactful AI work, be willing to relocate to Pittsburgh, and possess strong debugging and critical thinking skills. Join us for language learning opportunities, catered meals, hackathons, and a vibrant company culture!
  • You will solve complex problems, collaborate across teams, prototype solutions, evaluate impact, and share findings with a focus on improving language learning for millions of users.

Graduate Job

Software EngineeringPittsburgh


  • The AI Research Engineer role at Duolingo is quite broad, with responsibilities ranging from engaging with the research community via publishing papers and attending conferences, to bringing the latest advances in AI to our product by collaborating with our research scientists and software engineers. Research engineers work on unique problems at the forefront of education, including modeling and assessing learner proficiency, offering insightful feedback to our learners, extending our content and tooling to other languages, securing the Duolingo English Test against cheating and abuse, and more.
  • Research engineers are expected to both innovate and implement. As such, we look for applicants with both an accomplished research portfolio as well as a strong software engineering background. AI research engineers often own projects from end-to-end, beginning with ideation, data collection, and R&D, and culminating in putting your work in front of our learners.


  • You have an Ph.D. in computer science or related technical field (or expect to by August 2024)
  • A portfolio of impactful work, in the form of (for example) publications, open-source projects, or AI internships
  • Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA
  • A creative, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial approach to R&D
  • Strong debugging and critical thinking skills
  • Why you'll love working here…
  • Language learning opportunities
  • Catered in-house lunches and dinner options
  • Company-wide Hackathon
  • PTO and company holidays
  • Frequent company-wide dinners, monthly celebrations, social clubs, and so much more!

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Software Engineering


  • Solve our most ambitious problems with the right tool for the task
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to bring your ideas to life in the product
  • Identify problems, prototype solutions, evaluate their return on investment, and then implement the best solution at scale to improve the lives of our millions of learners each day
  • Share your findings both within Duolingo as well as to the broader research community


Work type

Full time

Work mode





150000 - 160000 USD