Senior Principal Recruiter

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Duolingo

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 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!

We are looking for a Senior Principal Recruiter to personally tackle some of the most important roles we’re hiring for, collaborating closely with both executives and fellow recruiters. Our people are Duolingo’s most valuable asset—help us shape and grow our crown jewel!

You Will…

  • Own full-cycle industry recruiting for roles that are top priority for the company, primarily in product and engineering (but including all functions)
  • Collaborate directly with executives across the company including our CEO and Chief Engineering Officer to understand company priorities and shape recruiting strategy for high-priority roles
  • Collaborate closely with leaders across our recruiting organization to ensure coordination of strategy, execution, and candidate experience across all recruiters
  • Create an inspirational candidate experience, successfully communicating the best of what Duolingo has to offer and embodying our culture and operating principles
  • Set an example of excellence in recruiting craft

You Have…

  • Outstanding creative problem-solving abilities, no role is to niche and no candidate is too hard to reach
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity effectively and demonstrate results in a fast-paced environment
  • Skill in communicating with diverse stakeholders at all levels of seniority, both within the recruiting team and across the company
  • A can-do, team-first mentality; no task is too small and you’re willing to jump in when needed
  • Flexibility and ability to travel to recruiting events and to other Duolingo offices as necessary


  • >10 years of full-cycle recruiting experience
  • Demonstrated track record of recruiting outstanding technical talent into top-tier engineering organizations
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully sourcing and growing relationships with diverse talent

Exceptional Candidates Will Have…

  • Prior experience in high-growth environments
  • Dedication to our mission
  • An impressive Duolingo streak!

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, $140,000 – $306,000. 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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