Data Engineer

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 entrepreneurs who are working to make a huge impact in education. As a Data Engineer, you will design, develop, and maintain our data warehouse and pipelines, as well as assist analysts with report creation and maintenance.

You’ll work closely with engineers and analysts to evolve our data infrastructure to the next level, whilst working with and deploying cutting edge tools and technologies.

Initially this role will sit within our Engineering organisation, although as the team grows there will be a dedicated Data org where this role will be situated. This is an exciting opportunity to help define the culture of data within Brilliant.

Interactive education is in its infancy; we have really only scratched the surface of what is possible with computer-based pedagogy. Our work helps people across Brilliant teach topics from vector calculus to neural networks in an interactive way. Come build the future of interactive learning with us!

Your responsibilities

    • Create and maintain data pipelines and ETLs (principally in DBT)
    • Inform and evolve our event tracking architecture and infrastructure
    • Consolidate our data destination management, both internally and externally
    • Work with analysts and engineers to maintain and improve our data model
    • Assist analysts with complex data gathering and reporting

Who are you?

    • You have previous experience as a data engineer or in a similar role
    • You are an expert with data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques
    • You are a SQL master
    • You have experience with Python, or a similar language
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.

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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