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Data Scientist, Intern

Data Scientist, Intern
Pittsburgh, PA
108,000 - 123,000
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Job Description

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!

Job Description

As a Data Scientist, you will work closely with product and engineering teams to become a subject-matter expert in user dynamics at Duolingo. Specifically, you will focus on detecting, explaining and actioning against behavioral shifts within our complex, fast-changing business using massive datasets. Your superpower is the ability to translate business questions into code, and data analysis or statistical models back into decisions.

More information on our University Programs can be found at

What you’ll do...

  • Derive insights from data to influence product roadmaps and drive business results
  • Apply advanced analytical methods to model user behavior, and collaborate with product and engineering teams to develop solutions
  • Evaluate product experiments to create and improve user experiences
  • Develop dashboards, reports, and/or forecasts
  • Ensure the quality of our tracking and data collection
  • Help preserve our culture of fact-based decision making as we scale

What we’re looking for…

  • Strong understanding of consumer digital products and an interest in applying advanced analytics to business outcomes
  • Pursuing a BS or MS degree in a quantitative field (e.g., statistics, economics, computer science, computational psychology) with expected graduation in the Spring of 2024 (or Fall 2023)
  • Previous experience analyzing large datasets and communicating results
  • Skilled in SQL, R, Python, and/or statistical methods to analyze behavioral data
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Able to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA

Exceptional Candidates...

  • Experience with "big data" and cloud computing technologies like Redshift, Hadoop, Hive, BigQuery
  • Experience articulating business questions and using available data to find answers that translate into product recommendations
  • Self-starter, with a desire both to learn new techniques and guide others
  • Programming experience in Java or Scala is a plus

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!
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