https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lauren

Join our team as a tester

Do you love using Duolingo on various platforms? Do you know our mobile apps inside and out?

We are looking for a passionate Duolingo learner with mobile testing background to join our team as a tester, and are excited to invite our most dedicated users to apply for the position and come work with us in Pittsburgh.

It is important that you have genuine interest in testing and bug tracking work, experience and domain knowledge in manual testing, and permission to work in the United States.

If you fit the description above and meet the rest of the requirements on the job posting page, we are looking forward to hearing from you! Check out the full job posting.

September 20, 2017

57 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

This seems genuinely interesting. I will most likely not join, but this can be such a wonderful experience for people interested in the areas of business and technology. Thank you so much for offering Duolingo users this job!

September 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adaaamb

Shame it's not a remote job and I live thousands of miles away! Sounds like a fun role. Good luck to applicants

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reanna2002

I honestly feel this would be good for someone, but i feel that the web version is better than the mobile :p

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruud72646

Well, looks like you should not have written this because you wake up someone at Duolingo.

Just an hour ago the web interface changed and now is almost identical to the mobile version. The web interface now is no longer better than the mobile one, which is too bad because I also preferred the web interface above the mobile interface. I miss the counter that showed how many "mistakes" you make before finishing a lesson. (Counter - 20)

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ronkisimo

I also commented on the counter. they also took away the home bar from inside the lesson, that however is not a big deal.

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vekij123

Aw, this honestly seems like a great experience... too bad I'm underaged and live on the other side of the world. Oh well... Good luck to all those who do apply for the job though! :)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/themoonchild

;_; me too.

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoffpops

That is a wonderful job opportunity - but I ain't moving :)

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gevierre

I said the same thing, but then I got to thinking that getting a gig like that could be a way toward a new life adventure!

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Indeed! :D

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akihiko101

❤❤❤❤ you u ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ fat nerd ❤❤❤❤❤ queef smelling ❤❤❤❤❤

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Well, I now have an ipad, so I have experience on the web version, android and now I am experiencing the iversion, but Pittsburgh is so far. Let me know if I can help you from here. I do not yet have experience on the Windows phone. By the way "ALLintolearning" or allintolearning3 is also me. I just was tired of having everything go to an email I no longer use, but at the same time I didn't want to delete my original account. I cannot figure out how I can give you a new email address without having to confirm that from the email address that I no longer use. By the way, I am really enjoying Japanese and Korean on my ipad.

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mike.laude

Seems like a perfect remote job. No offense, Pittsburgh is a wonderful place, but I don't think anyone's going to relocate there for a s/w test job, no matter how much they love duolingo.

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shirki

... Unless someone is already located in or near Pittsburgh, is from there originally, is looking for a change, has a two body problem, or is happy to accept a relocation package to a decently reasonable cost-of-living area. Just to name a few possible reasons.

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gevierre

I'm not sure there's a relocation package, but those are all sound. Pittsburgh and area aren't that bad, and it doesn't take much to get there from just outside the city.

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shirki

I'm not sure either, though they are fairly standard in the tech industry for software engineers above a certain pay grade. Not sure about QA roles. The job posting does mention "Ability to relocate to Pittsburgh, PA" which indicates that there might be a relocation package (though not guaranteed, obviously).

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Antwaan

A shame you don't have any job position around here, in France or Switzerland, would love to work with you guys!

September 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gingivere

I was thinking about it but really, I can't. partly because I live on the other side of the earth and partly because I'm underaged and have other things I need to do.

Great offer though! I give encouragement to all those who can apply!

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DylinMusgove

This seems genuinely interesting. I will most likely not join, but this can be such a wonderful experience for people interested in the areas of business and technology. Thank you so much for offering Duolingo users this job!

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akihiko101

❤❤❤❤ you☺

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adrianadrian111

Thanks

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/water665

That is awsome. thanks.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/al2Vjc

Seems that geography is a problem. I too would love this job, but I'm not American and would have difficulty getting the necessary documents. On the brighter side, there'd be some great NHL hockey in Pittsburgh! Consider me an ardent supporter of Duolingo. . .the Penguins not so much. . . If you ever need someone remote, give me and the other 30 people listed below consideration

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ilyes.Ferchichi

This is really interesting, but sadly, I don't have neither a good languages level, nor a mobile testing background. If it was about desktop testing I might be able to apply.

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katja326201

anything in nyc?

September 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/engjamf

Even though I'm not American I applied anyway. I hope I could take this position.

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shirki

Don't hold your breath. I hate to burst your bubble, but without a U.S. work permit your chances of being accepted to a U.S.-based tech company are vanishingly small. (I'm a U.S. based software engineer and have helped several people including international students in the U.S., to find jobs.)

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/engjamf

No worries, I'm well aware of that. Don't you agree that I have way less chance if I don't try?

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shirki

Usually I would agree! I'm a big fan of showing up. You never get what you don't shoot for.

But in this case I think it's 0% either way. :/ Sorry. This is not based on my personal opinion but on U.S. laws and employer laws. Duolingo stated clearly in the posting that they require permission to work in the U.S.. Check out, for example:

https://www.quora.com/Is-it-possible-to-get-a-job-in-the-US-without-a-work-permit

https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-get-a-work-permit-in-the-US

The only way to work for a U.S.-based company without a work visa is as a contractor (most likely located overseas). I have a friend who did this, though not for a software company. It's extremely uncommon in the software industry, though not entirely out of the question. However, in this case, the posting makes it clear they are looking for a full-time, on-site employee.

One really good (albeit long and expensive!) way to relocate to the U.S. and potentially get a work permit is to become a computer science college or graduate school student and do really well. This will position you, at graduation, to get hired in the U.S. by a company that could sponsor your visa. Even this is no guarantee, however. In recent years the quotas for H1B visas have remained low while the number of employee-sponsored applicants has skyrocketed. In the current political climate, H1B quotas may be reduced even further.

Having big dreams is great. I'm all for it and have several gigantic dreams of my own. That said, accepting reality as it is, rather than as we would like it to be, is the first step towards getting what you want. I wish you, and everyone in the Duolingo community, all the best of luck in setting big dreams and then finding a realistic path to achieve them!

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZoranS.

Many people from Serbia and Bulgaria work legally for US based tech companies. An American branch of a Serbian agency takes a job in the USA then send it to its base. People there do all work and send it back.

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shirki

Interesting to hear. That would likely fall under the contractor clause I mentioned, and not as official employees of the U.S.-based company.

Of course, U.S.-based companies who have overseas branches can also legally hire employees overseas (e.g. Google has offices worldwide).

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZoranS.

And the most important thing - everything is legal. The tax is paid in both countries, workers get contract and job, the US companies get at least 10 times cheaper worker and have more money to invest in other projects emloying more Americans and Serbians. A classical win-win situation.

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus
September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shirki

Thanks for the compliment, vivisaurus! One of my best friends lives there, and her spouse was one of the Duolingo co-founders. :D My two-body problem makes Pittsburgh unlikely, but I'll keep it in mind. It's always nice to have options.

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rtstack376

love this. i think i will not join good luck to appliants

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdelriasMo

i would like to join in cause it can be useful for some

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KingZion23

I will join

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JennyBlas

Ow, i'd like to apply but unfortunately I cannot move to Pittsburgh. I hope someday you offer a job for home based. ;-) Anyway, thank you for this opportunity. Such a great news!

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leArzt

''...and permission to work in the United States.''

and this is how my dreams were killed.

September 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shirki

<hug> See my post above - and I recommend finding new & better dreams!

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lor-el

Any chance to make this a remote position in the future ? :)

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Keep an eye on our jobs page. Most positions, including this one, however, are required to be full time at our HQ. But working at the office is awesome so if you ever get a chance it's worth trying!

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karan204551

the mistakes counter was a nice feature of the lessons

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/connorty

i will join because i am awesome boiis 420

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Darth.Solo.

Would love to but I am in New Zealand. . . . . . . . .

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akihiko101

well you ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ fake porn star ur dumb as hell faggot get a life. no one wants the job for ❤❤❤❤ so go ❤❤❤❤ yourself u ugly hell-deserving ❤❤❤❤❤. you are worthless scum that deserves to die in the fire pit you fat queefing ❤❤❤❤❤ hole

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/QuadraticLingual

I want to help improve the web version, to be honest.

It's nice that you're giving the users a job to help work on the application that they enjoy, though. Good on you!

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

The position will allow web testing as well of course, but mobile testing skills and familiarity are required, and we wanted to make it clear. :)

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria532058

Hola

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohanArellano15

no thanks ;p

September 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KHALEDALMO847824

je suis une femme

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Y-.-0

je suis une femme pendant le week-end

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlanS181824

Shame there are no positions in Europe! Anyway, best of luck to the applicants :)

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Burgerpuppy1

Wow you learn a lot of languages

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Akihiko101

Wow and you should learn to stop being a ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ ❤❤❤❤❤❤!

October 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Behnam610813

Its really amazing I wish I could get the job

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UTJABIR

This seems to be very interesting. every day i will spend two or more hours in this site. we can learn the hundreds of words spending only one day in this site

September 30, 2017
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