Principal Product Manager, New Initiatives

Seattle, WA

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Posted 4 weeks ago

Duolingo has changed the way people learn languages, and we are laser-focused on our long-term mission of giving everyone in the world access to high-quality education.

The New Initiatives area owns many of the most ambitious 0-to-1 projects at the company. You’ll own one of the projects in the area, and be responsible for finding product/market fit as well as growing its reach. 

We’re looking for a product leader who can motivate a team around a bold mission, clarify and simplify ambiguous problems, and ship like crazy.


  • Drive long-term strategy
  • Drive product features through their entire creative cycle: ideation, specification, development, release, analysis, and iteration
  • Work closely with area leads and senior leadership
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative research to discover feature ideas and validate them before development
  • Perform quantitative analysis on features’ performance and find opportunities for optimization
  • Ability to travel to Duolingo's Pittsburgh, PA headquarters every quarter


  • Experience generating outstanding results as a Product Manager at a high performing software company (ideally 5 years)
  • A desire to make the world a better place through technology and education
  • Ability to utilize user insights, data, and statistical analyses to inform decisions
  • An instinct for creating simple and intuitive user experiences
  • Proven ability to learn fast
  • Demonstrated ability to be resourceful and innovative
  • Experience leading projects and teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Design, Psychology, or related field

Exceptional candidates will have:

  • Experience working with 2-sided marketplace products or events-related products
  • Advanced degree in Business, Computer Science, Design, Psychology, or related field
  • Professional experience in areas highly related to our work as product managers at Duolingo, such as software engineering, design, data analysis, or language learning.
Job tags: Engineering Research
Job region(s): North America
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