Director of Strategy + Business Operation


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 06/10/2021
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  • Company Address: 5900 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

About Duolingo

Duolingo is the world’s most popular way to learn a language. Our mission is to make education free and accessible to all.

Job Description

Drive key strategic decisions via analysis, insight, and collaborative problem-solving.

As a Strategy & Business Operations Manager at Duolingo, you will play a key role in shaping Duolingo’s path towards becoming a sustainable and profitable company. Your responsibilities will include evaluating new markets, shaping strategy for new businesses and product lines, and driving the development of our overall corporate strategy. You will also have the opportunity to take on more operational leadership roles.

We are looking for driven, curious, talented, and kind people to join our team.


  • Market analysis: scope the breadth and depth of market understanding required to make informed decisions about pursuing new opportunities, rapidly develop the appropriate fact base, and present it as actionable insight that drives smart decision-making
  • Strategy development: collaborate with cross-functional leaders to combine market understanding, customer insight, and product vision into strategies that drive company value
  • Operational leadership: take on operational leadership of projects as needed, whether building an ops function for a new business line, or managing a complex cross-functional effort to deliver a key business outcome

You have...

  • Strong business acumen: ability to approach complex business problems in a structured way and drive rapidly towards insight 
  • Outstanding research, analysis, and writing skills
  • Strong people leadership skills, including a demonstrated ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Fast, flexible, and outcomes-oriented: able and excited to thrive in an environment with rapid cycles of analysis, decision, and action
  • Skills commensurate with a bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Finance, Economics, or related field and 10+ years of professional experience

Exceptional candidates will have...

  • Experience in a strategy function or in strategy consulting
  • Strong knowledge of the consumer tech industry (education experience also a plus)
  • Experience leading cross functional projects in a high-growth startup environment

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.