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Software Engineer: Frontend at Brilliant.org

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About Brilliant

Brilliant (brilliant.org) helps you excel in math and science. On Brilliant, you can master concepts through examples and problems contributed by a community of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Brilliant brings together professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.

Members learn from a vibrant community of over 4 million students, educators, and enthusiasts, including olympiad champions, international science fair medalists, high school teachers, and university professors. Through the Brilliant network, people discover the resources they need to succeed, the dream that they can, and the allies to help them.

We collect a large data set as members use the product, about their aptitude in different subject areas. Our long-term vision is to build a more efficient way for ambitious people who are building their skills to be found directly by organizations seeking talent. To learn more about Brilliant's mission, watch CEO Sue Khim's TEDx talk.

 

The Role

We are a team of fun, motivated, and experienced product and engineering entrepreneurs who are working to make an actual and meaningful impact in the world. As a frontend engineer on our team, you'll write lots of JavaScript – everything from simple click events to complex structures using libraries like D3.js. You will craft concise, reusable styles as well as well-structured HTML.

Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Building the frontend of new features using JS, LESS, HTML, and Django Templates -- writing clean code and making smart design decisions, all with minimal guidance.
  • Working with the team in migrating pages one by one towards a modern frontend framework (either React.js or Vue.js, TBD).
  • Working closely with our content creators in building interactive D3.js visualizations of math and science concepts.
  • Identifying technical debt and offer recommendations on improving the quality of the frontend codebase.
  • Staying well-informed of new technologies as they come up in the ever-evolving frontend world, and recognizing the difference between a game changing technology and a passing fad.

 

Who are you?

You feel great joy when problem solving (or perhaps after successfully solving a problem). You're able to break a problem down into its component parts, understand it completely, and brainstorm with others on multiple solutions – weighing solutions against each other within the constraints of the system. You can effectively translate a solution from thought to clean, idiomatic code.

You've worked professionally for at least two years as a frontend engineer. You're more than comfortable with JavaScript – its quirks, what doesn’t work in IE 9, and why this way is better than that way. You understand how to write concise and reusable CSS. You've built something you’re proud of that you're excited to show us.

 

Our Engineering Team

Our engineers are extraordinary programmers without big egos. We love to share knowledge and support each other. We work together as an interdependent team to accomplish a common goal, and we know how to get things done. We maintain high personal standards, and possess an ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge. See our Engineering page to read more about engineering at Brilliant.

 

Why join Brilliant?

Brilliant has a mission you can get behind. We’re a company that’s helping to bring thinkers from all over the world together and create a platform on which they can excel, learn, and contribute.

We also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits – we pay 100% of the premiums
  • Sponsorship for conferences and professional development
  • Equipment budget for computer and peripherals
  • Monthly personal health budget to spend how you see fit (gym, yoga, climbing, etc.)
  • Free lunch
  • Fully-stocked pantry and refrigerator with snacks and drinks
  • Free Uber Pools or Lyft Lines to/from the office
  • Weekly happy hour
  • Flexible vacation time
  • A stimulating work environment and a chance to change the world

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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