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Senior Software Engineer: Android

About Brilliant

Brilliant ( 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 6 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. Our current Android Engineer is looking to transition to working full-time on the Backend, so we're looking for an experienced Android Engineer to take over ownership of the Android codebase from him.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing new features natively on Android – writing clean code and making smart architectural decisions, all with minimal guidance.
  • Coordinating with our iOS Engineer to ensure that at a high level both apps take a similar approach to implementing new features. (High level only, obviously Android and iOS designs and idioms can vary greatly.)
  • Identifying technical debt and taking steps to improve the quality of the Android codebase.
  • Staying well-informed of new libraries, languages, and techniques in the Android community, and being able to recognize 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 four years as an Android Engineer. You're more than comfortable with Java and its quirks, you're familiar with object-oriented design concepts, and you strive to write well-thought-out code. You recognize that overly-loosely-coupled code can be just as bad as tightly-coupled code, and you strike a balance in between. Your eye for detail applies both to matching mocks as well as perceiving potential edge cases. Lastly, 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
  • Free lunch
  • Fully-stocked pantry and refrigerator with snacks and drinks
  • 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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