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About Brilliant

Effective learning is active, not passive. Brilliant helps people around the world master concepts in math, science, and engineering by solving fun, challenging problems. Over 6 million members have learned from our community wiki and subscription courses. To understand more about our approach, read our principles and testimonials.


The opportunity

We are looking for a Director of Operations who can lead business, finance, and office operations, and proactively remove points of friction. You will be joining a passionate and experienced team of entrepreneurial-minded people who are working to make a meaningful impact in the world.

This position reports directly to the COO. If desired, there are opportunities to advance to Chief of Staff.


This is you:

  • Confident about...
    • taking on a versatile role and learning new skills
    • rapidly absorbing context from those around you
    • adapting quickly and effectively to unexpected changes
    • making decisions using quantitative and qualitative data 
  • Exceptional in your...
    • synthesis of complex information
    • numeracy (at a minimum, Excel fluency)
    • attention to detail
    • proactivity
  • Enthusiastic about...
    • working in a fast-paced startup environment
    • automating processes and increasing efficiency
    • making people's lives easier
    • Brilliant's product and mission



  • Business and finance operations
    • Tracking key business metrics
    • Financial modeling and budgeting (with the COO)
    • Enhancing inter-team information sharing
    • Managing payroll, bookkeeping, invoicing, and vendor relationships 
  • Special projects
    • Exploring new business opportunities (partnerships, international expansion, etc.)
    • Gathering operational data (team efficiency, impact of vacation policy, etc.)
    • Managing short-term projects and experiments
    • Planning and executing moving the office 
  • Office operations
    • Planning team events, including off-sites
    • Scheduling job candidate interviews and helping on-board new employees
    • Managing vendors (food, insurance, internet, etc.) and ensuring distributed tasks get done
    • Organizing operational information and files


Why join Brilliant?

Brilliant has a mission you can get behind. We’re a company that’s helping to bring learners 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
  • 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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