Careers at Brilliant

We're proud of our mission and the business we've built around it. We work hard, and most days we love our jobs. Every person has a huge impact on Brilliant and its direction.

  • A global team anchored in San Francisco

  • Dedicated to changing STEM learning

  • High impact,
    low ego

  • A global team anchored in San Francisco

    50+ and growing, we work primarily in SF, with teammates in 10 states and 5 countries. We have happy hour once a week, and monthly team events.

  • Dedicated to changing STEM learning

    We care deeply about elevating math and science learning from something to be feared to something that is motivating, inspiring and supportive.

  • High impact,
    low ego

    We are fiercely protective of our culture, which values community, adventure, kindness, candor, and a perpetual desire for knowledge.

What’s the office like?

Our vibe is more like this:

  • Be surrounded by people who dance to their own beat.

  • Propose answers, and assert what you think the best outcome would look like.

  • Grow in a relatively autonomous way – no one will tell you what to do or how to do it.

  • Work in an environment that, at times, burns the late night oil (but also takes plenty of vacation).

  • Be adventurous. The work may change every 6 months, but it will rarely be dull.

  • Enjoy freedom and mobility to move laterally to grow into domains you're interested in.

  • Be surrounded by long-term people who are committed to our specific mission.

...and less like this:

  • Be surrounded by model citizens who prize degrees and accolades.

  • Have a very hands-on manager who has all the answers.

  • Have clearly-defined project goals and standards for success.

  • Work in an environment where people strictly keep their 9-5 schedules

  • Methodically grow your career and portfolio without assuming undue risk.

  • Enjoy our vast library of corporate training resources.

  • Command respect by wearing the Gooblesoft uniform – everyone knows Gooblesoft!

What kinds of people work at Brilliant?

People at Brilliant typically share a strong sense of mission, desire for autonomy and ownership over a domain, and a strong generalist skillset within a domain or across domains.

People here are passionate about their (often wonkish) hobbies, delight in unique creative portfolios, or have worked in some way to elevate educational outcomes.

As a team, we embrace diversity – of educational backgrounds, economic backgrounds, race, gender, sexual orientation, and many other categories too numerous to name.

Individuals at Brilliant have:

  • Consulted as a scientist for the TV shows CSI and Bones
  • Worked as a professional electrician
  • Won a global cryptography competition
  • Built VR games
  • Motorcycled across the country
  • Published cutting-edge molecular biology research at SRI
  • Dropped out of college
  • Built interactive, 3D Viking ship models in Norway
  • Created art for Cards Against Humanity and Broad City
  • Flown helicopters
  • Started a high school … while in high school
  • and more…

Do you have any open roles?

If our culture sounds fun and you see a way you can contribute, don't hesitate to email jobs@brilliant.org.
We often hire for roles that aren't formally listed, or meet people early for roles that may be open in the future.

We highly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

Content

Content

Brilliant is changing people's relationship with STEM through world-class interactive learning that combines challenging problems, compelling narratives, and delightful visual storytelling. Our highly-collaborative and passionate team of practitioners, pedagogical experts, storytellers, artists, and animators are building the best way to learn and inspire online.

Design

Design

Brilliant Design is a diverse team with expertise in product design, brand design, and product illustration. Whether for learners, course writers, or educators — we investigate end user needs and iteratively craft experiences to meet them. We also build the style and component systems that help us all work together and stay consistent. We value UI craft, user research, levity, and experimentation.

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Engineering

Engineering

At the core of Brilliant is world-class technology that powers learning experiences at massive scale and our interactive authoring tools. Our engineering team is bonded by a passion for robust code, lifelong learning, and heartfelt collaboration.

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Interactives

Interactives

Computers are crystallized math and science. Our multidisciplinary crew of engineers and designers looks for the platonic interactive form of the topic you're learning. We draw inspiration from game design, human-computer interaction, and programming languages.

Marketing

Marketing

The internet is home to many curious individuals and we want to spread the joys of interactive learning, at scale, in the most effective manner. Our marketing team uses a perfect blend of data-driven approaches alongside creative thinking to identify and establish new avenues to promote Brilliant's mission.

Operations

Operations

Operating all business functions with an eye for the big picture is essential for hitting our goals as a company, as well as ensuring every individual at Brilliant can make the largest impact possible. Ops positions at Brilliant are diverse and agile by nature, but typically utilize strong decision-making, communication, and interpersonal skills, coupled with attention to detail.

Product

Product

We can’t change the way the world learns math and science without beginning with the end in mind. The product team is responsible for making sure that we build the right thing for the right people on time. The product team values proactivity, pragmatism, and humor.