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 with high intensity and velocity (but where we also take 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
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.



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.



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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The Brilliant data team generates the learnings and insights that power our mission, to inspire and develop people to achieve their goals in STEM. We’re a team of generalists with the perfect balance of technical expertise, business acumen, and empathy that allows us to have an outsize impact on Brilliant’s growth.



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.