Senior Software Engineer – Android

San Francisco/Remote, CA /
Engineering /
About Brilliant

Brilliant is a tight-knit team of scientists, educators, engineers, designers, storytellers, and illustrators who are redesigning education at scale. 

We believe that math and science are fascinating and beautiful, but that the tools widely used to teach it are dry and ineffective. Brilliant makes learning STEM fun, through problem solving and interactive explorations – from foundational math and science to cutting-edge computer science and professional topics.

Brilliant helps over 9 million students, professionals, and lifelong learners around the world cultivate problem solving skills, build intuition, and master concepts rather than memorize them. To understand more about our approach, see our learning principles.

You can see all open roles and learn more about our team culture on our Careers page and Engineering Page.

Application Note

We're always excited to welcome and encourage anyone from non-traditional backgrounds to apply, so please, don't sweat the requirements lists too much! It's important to note that including a cover letter which details your interest in Brilliant and why you feel you'd be a great fit for this position will be required to be considered.

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. We're looking for an experienced Android developer to join our growing team!

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 Engineers to ensure that at a high level both apps take a similar approach to implementing new features.
    • 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 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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