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Operations Manager at Brilliant.org

Location: San Francisco, CA

Department: Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Brilliant.org - (interview about Brilliant.org from Bloomberg TV)

Brilliant helps you master concepts in math, science, and engineering by solving fun, challenging problems. Over 4 million members have learned from our community wiki and subscription courses. Through the Brilliant network, people discover the resources they need to succeed, the dream that they can, and the allies to help them.

Our long-term vision is to build a better 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. To understand more about our approach to our work and products, read our principles.


The opportunity

We are looking for an operations manager who can proactively remove points of friction in our day-to-day and keep the office humming. You will be joining a fun, motivated and experienced team of product and engineering entrepreneurs who are working to make a meaningful impact in the world. If desired, there are opportunities to advance to Director of Operations, and then Chief of Staff.


This is you:

  • Genuinely enthusiastic about making people's lives easier
  • Confident about taking on a versatile role and learning new skills as needed
  • Able to adapt quickly and effectively to unexpected changes
  • Wants to work in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Can commute to our San Francisco offices



  • Being proactive and systematic about creating a great work environment
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the office, including:
    • Managing vendors for food, cleaning, office supplies, computer equipment, insurance, internet, electricity, etc.
    • Onboarding new employees
    • Executive assistance, including calendaring, booking meetings and trips, and coordinating with outside parties as necessary
    • Shipping and receiving, including screening physical mail
    • Keeping files
    • Scheduling job candidate interviews and office visits
    • Running payroll
    • Bookkeeping, expense reports, and invoicing
    • Managing employee perks and reimbursements
    • Organizing team events, including retreats, off-sites, and dinners
    • Finding office space and maintaining the facilities
    • Working on special projects as needed


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
  • Equipment budget for computer and peripherals
  • Free lunch
  • Free Uber Pools or Lyft Lines in San Francisco to/from the office
  • A gym membership
  • Weekly happy hour
  • Flexible vacation time
  • Fully-stocked pantry and refrigerator with snacks and drinks
  • Sponsorship for conferences and professional development
  • A stimulating work environment and a chance to change the world
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