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.
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)
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.
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).
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
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.)
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:
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!
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).
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.
I think you should be more careful with your wording. Being rude to anyone on this forum is against the rules.
Salary is not stated in thousands and thousands of cases, I've got job search experience in many countries, and it is a common practice. You can always assess an appropriate salary for the particular region - position and then simply inquire from the HR what is the range for this particular advertisement. There are plenty of reasons to not give away the actual salary numbers to people who are not going to apply in any case.
Clearly you have never applied for any position in the US besides lower paying jobs. I have never applied for a corporate job that has shown a salary range (I am a system engineer and have worked over 10 years as a programmer before too). When you do ask you will always be told something along the lines as, "we offer a competitive wage based on the industry standard for the position within the location". If you want to know how much a salary position is within a given job market, you need to do the research yourself. All wages are negotiable.