Careers at Brilliant

We're committed to our mission of creating a world of problem solvers, proud of the business we've built, and even more excited about the future. We're glad you're here to see if Brilliant might be right for you!

  • Top-tier talent, anchored in SF + NYC

  • Changing how the world learns

  • High impact,
    low ego

  • Top talent, anchored in SF + NYC

    We're ~100 people combining our creative, technical, pedagogical, and operational minds to create the future of interactive learning.

  • Changing how the world learns

    People learn by doing. We're pushing the frontiers of interactable learning environments, and helping people learn for real.

  • High impact,
    low ego

    We're lifelong learners who work hard, and most days we love our jobs. We value excellence, adventure, generosity, and candor.

About Brilliant

  • Brilliant is making a world of great problem solvers. We focus on adults learning quantitative skills – especially in math, data, and CS/AI – and deliver a best-in-class interactive learning experience across web and apps.

  • Our courses teach you what you need to know, while skipping the stuff you don't – so expect more about solving equations, statistical analysis, logical deduction, neural networks, and generative AI, and less about abstract theorems and integrating complicated trig functions.

  • We serve hundreds of thousands of paid subscribers, and we're hoping you might be the right person to contribute to accelerating our footprint to millions of customers (and changed lives).

  • We have always prioritized building a healthy business as the backbone of achieving our mission. We are default alive (will be profitable before needing to raise), have never had layoffs, are growing new customers at an exciting pace, and have kept valuations tethered to reality.

  • In our day-to-day, we value adventure, excellence, generosity, and candor. We are optimists in the face of uncertainty, we take pride in our work, we go the extra mile for each other, and we tell it like it is (the good and the bad). We're all here to do the best work of our lives together, and have a lot of fun along the way.

  • We believe that real-time collaboration and human connection are necessary ingredients in building a high-velocity, creatively-oriented consumer product. We maintain core hours (10am – 3pm Pacific) where everyone is online, regardless of timezone. Over half of us are located near our hubs in SF and NYC, and folks outside of those cities travel to attend team offsites once-per-quarter.

What's the vibe like?

Our vibe is more like this:

  • Imagine and propose the best possible outcomes.

  • Grow in a relatively autonomous way.

  • 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.

  • Take projects end-to-end, and figure out answers to unfamiliar questions.

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

...and less like this:

  • Have all the best ideas handed to you.

  • Get a checklist for a more senior title.

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

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

  • If you don't know the answer, that's probably someone else's job here.

  • 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…

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.

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.