Engineering Manager, Security

Posted by Max Blaze

Company Details


Pittsburgh, PA

FTE only


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!

As an engineering manager on the Security Engineering team you will have direct impact on ensuring our products always offer a safe and trusted environment for learning.

The Security Engineering team is constantly looking for ways to improve the safety of our products and infrastructure, as well as developing a culture where security is baked into our product development process.

You will work with the rest of the team to ensure we have a long term technical vision in place, support them in developing and delivering on their objectives, and will work with the rest of the company on assessing risks, identifying/closing vulnerabilities and responding to incidents.

You Will…

  • Develop engineers on the team and help them grow in their careers by supporting them in defining strategic goals, planning tasks and reviewing code.
  • Work with other engineers and leaders across the company to identify and catalog risks, and ensure issues are addressed in timely manner.
  • Design and implement systems and processes that improve our security posture.
  • Partner with external consultants and vendors on integrating security tooling into our products.

You Have…

  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving and technical innovation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex things in a simple manner including technical requirements
  • Experience in enterprise security, site reliability, or software development in the realm of practical information security, distributed systems or cloud infrastructure.
  • Technical experience in application security, data protection, third party & supply chain risk, incident response, as well as security policies, standards and regulations.
  • People management skills, proven track record of mentoring and coaching team members.


  • Relevant work experience, including industry experience.
  • Technical management experience.
  • Experience handling several technical projects across various stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with one or more national and/or international regulations such as GDPR, COPPA, HIPAA, ISO, SOX, and PCI.

Exceptional Candidates Will Have…

  • Extensive experience in fast-growing, consumer-facing, data-driven startups, ideally mobile app based.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Experience securing a large infrastructure deployment on AWS or Google Cloud.
  • Experience with pen testing tools and techniques.
  • CISSP certification.

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.

We aim to return to office, and as such are requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have received any booster doses as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Take a peek at how we care for our employees’ holistic well-being with our benefits here.

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