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 7 million members have learned from our community wiki and subscription courses. To understand more about our approach, read our principles and testimonials.
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. Our Backend Engineers are generalists, so not only do they work on the business logic of our main Django codebase, but also on our data pipeline (Python), various internal tools, dashboards, and services (mostly Python, but increasingly Rust), and managing our infrastructure using Ansible. However, for this particular hire, we're open to people that want to be as general or as specialized as they prefer, therefore only the first two of the following bullet points are required. Without further ado, your responsibilities will include:
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 four years as a Backend Engineer. You're more than comfortable with Python and enjoy learning how to deal with its quirks. You're familiar with Django ORM, and can drop down to SQL when necessary to debug or ascertain how to optimize a query. You think the Zen of Python is one honking great idea. Lastly, you're proud of how you solved a problem recently, and you're excited to tell us about it.
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:
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.