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!

With over 500 million users, Duolingo is the world’s most popular language learning platform. We are available in 25 languages, the majority of Duolingo learners speak a first language other than English, and we are rapidly growing our international learner base.

Come join our Localization team and help us create the best possible user experience for Brazilian learners through high quality localization. We are looking for an expert Language Manager to serve as the guardian of Duolingo’s tone, style, and voice in Brazilian Portuguese, and enforcer of quality and excellence in localization.

This is a part-time, contractor role that can be based anywhere in the world.


  • Develop and maintain style guides, glossaries, tone and voice of Duolingo in Brazilian Portuguese, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Proofread translations to ensure they are both accurate and reflect Duolingo’s style guide and requirements
  • Collaborate with our Brazilian Country Marketing Manager to support in-region initiatives and PR efforts
  • Guide language teams in editorial decision-making, standards for adapting source text, and transcreation
  • Lead task allocation and team alignment within the Brazilian Portuguese localization team
  • Ensure localization mistakes or inconsistencies are fixed as quickly as possible
  • Be an advocate for Portuguese-speaking Duolingo learners! Proactively identify issues and opportunities to improve the Portuguese Duolingo experience, and act as leader for the localization team
  • Support Brazilian Portuguese copywriting for product experiments and high-impact marketing initiatives
  • Identify gaps or inefficiencies in localization tools and processes, and suggest improvements
  • Help hire, onboard, provide training and feedback to Brazilian Portuguese translators


  • Native fluency in Brazilian Portuguese and full professional fluency in English
  • 2+ years experience as a Language Manager (or equivalent) for a global consumer technology company
  • 6+ years in translating, copy-writing and/or editing for a Brazilian Portuguese audience
  • Significant experience in localization of online and mobile products, specifically taking ownership over language quality
  • Experience with creative and marketing content creation
  • A portfolio of past work to demonstrate your expertise
  • Proven experience working well with cross-functional partners (e.g. engineers, product and marketing teams)
  • Strong curiosity and interest in Duolingo and our mission
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, data-driven, team-oriented environment

Outstanding candidates will have:

  • Culturally clued-in and immersed in trends: you understand what Portuguese-speaking consumers care about now
  • Experience in web/mobile localization workflows and tools
  • Experience working as part of a remote team, building strong HQ relationships and advocating for local market needs
  • Experience with A/B tests and product experiments
  • Familiarity with mobile gaming, with understanding of game mechanics and/or the gamer community
  • Proficiency in other language(s), other than Brazilian Portuguese and English

About Duolingo

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 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!

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.