Duolingo: Infrastructure Engineer

Posted by | July 13, 2012 | Web Pro Job Tips

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

URL: http://duolingo.com

A smart engineer who can scale Duolingo to millions of users.
What you’ll do:
  • Scale Duolingo to the next level (millions of users)
  • Improve the performance and reliability of the Duolingo infrastructure
  • Advise and consult the rest of the engineering team
What we’re looking for:
  • A passion for excellence: to be only satisfied with the very best. (we like: a manic attention to detail; we don’t like: maniacs)
  • Thorough understanding of networks and operating systems
  • Strong knowledge of algorithms
  • Strong general coding ability (previous work in open-source projects is a plus)
  • Extensive experience in a compiled language (C++/Java/Scala) and in a scripted language (Python/Perl)
  • Strong Unix/Linux knowledge
  • Knowledge of AWS (a plus)
  • A team player
  • A degree in computer science
What we bring:
  • The opportunity to own and influence key components of Duolingo
  • The opportunity to build and design the software architecture of a major web service
  • Assistance in moving here (Pittsburgh, PA) from wherever you currently reside (even from the Cook Islands)
  • The usual bling bling ($), including attractive stock option plans for early employees
About us:
With Duolingo you learn a language for free while helping to translate the web. We are a VC-funded spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. 

To apply: apply here: http://jobs.duolingo.com/apply/e9Vlrk/Infrastructure-Engineer.html

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