Computer Science Managing Producer | Brilliant | $145k-$195k | Remote (North America, Latin America)

Computer Science Managing Producer | Brilliant | $145k-$195k | Remote (North America, Latin America)

145,000 - 195,000 / year
Application ends: August 9, 2024
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Job Description

About Brilliant

Brilliant is making a world of great problem solvers. We focus on adults learning quantitative skills – especially in math, data, and CS/AI – and deliver a best-in-class interactive learning experience across web and apps. Our courses teach you what you need to know, while skipping the stuff you don’t – so expect more about solving equations, statistical analysis, logical deduction, neural networks, and generative AI, and less about abstract theorems and integrating complicated trig functions. 

We serve hundreds of thousands of paid subscribers, and we’re hoping you might be the right person to contribute to accelerating our footprint to millions of customers (and changed lives). In addition to what’s below, you can see all open roles and learn more about our team culture on our careers page.

We have always prioritized building a healthy business as the backbone of achieving our mission. We are default alive (will be profitable before needing to raise), have never had layoffs, are growing new customers at an exciting pace (high double-digits year-over-year). Our investors are top-tier + mission aligned, and we’ve kept our valuations tethered to reality – we aren’t playing “catch up” like many others.

In our day-to-day, we value adventure, excellence, generosity, and candor. We are optimists in the face of uncertainty, we take pride in our work, we go the extra mile for each other, and we tell it like it is (the good and the bad). We’re all here to do the best work of our lives together, and have a lot of fun along the way. 

We believe that real-time collaboration and human connection are necessary ingredients in building a high-velocity, creatively-oriented consumer product. We maintain core hours (10am – 3pm Pacific) where everyone is online, regardless of timezone. Over half of us are located near our hubs in SF and NYC, and folks outside of those cities travel to attend team offsites once-per-quarter.

The Role

Brilliant is in search of a Managing Producer to champion the conception and execution of innovative computer science and programming courses. We’re looking for someone with a fire for teaching programming and computer science interactively, who dreams of crafting the engaging and innovative content that sets Brilliant apart. 

As a Managing Producer, you are at the heart of our mission to transform education. You will leverage your educational leadership, vision, and deep pedagogical insights to oversee the expansion of Brilliant’s interactive course library. This role will lead a dedicated team of producers working with artists, designers, and interactive engineers to create the best learning experience for adults learning programming and computer science from the ground up.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a passionate and experienced team of entrepreneurial-minded individuals who are making a significant difference in the way STEM is taught. Come help us shape the future of interactive learning!

Your Responsibilities

  • Shape and execute our content vision in the computer science and programming domain, with a focus on lowering the barrier to entry.
  • Oversee the production strategy, ensuring that the quality of our content is second to none.
  • Set clear, achievable quarterly goals for course development.
  • Manage and mentor a team of Producers, fostering their professional growth and facilitating team building.
  • Roll up your sleeves to build prototypes and lead by example, showing what’s possible with the right mix of technology, creativity, and pedagogy.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and collaborators across marketing, design, and engineering teams.
  • Conduct user research to make data-driven decisions about how to improve and prioritize our content offerings.


  • Are excited to build a practical and fun learning experience for millions of people
  • Have substantial experience in programming and a deep understanding of computer science.
  • Are proficient in multiple and diverse programming languages and paradigms (and excited to learn more).
  • Have exceptional communication and writing skills, capable of explaining complex concepts in a clear, accessible manner.
  • Excel at multitasking, context-switching, and prioritizing within a sizable workload.
  • Display a willingness to experiment with various formats and platforms and adapt to change.
  • Are proactive, willing to take on any aspect of a project, big or small, to ensure success.
  • Have significant experience in creating or prototyping online learning experiences. You understand the unique challenges of asynchronous teaching and know how to use interaction and motivation to engage and challenge learners.
  • Demonstrate experience in leading and managing a team, with a focus on mentorship and professional growth.

$145,000 – $195,000 a year

Compensation and Benefits

We use a systematic compensation framework: salary scales are set each year for each job vertical, managers level folks on their team, and those levels are mapped directly to our compensation scales. A location-based adjustment is applied outside of SF and NYC (typically 5-10%) – feel free to ask us about your location!

Given the systematic approach, we always make First and Best offers – there is no negotiation (for new hires nor our existing teammates). This ensures people are paid based on their expected contribution, not their negotiation skills.

We offer top-notch health care plans, with 100% of the premiums covered for medical, dental, and vision for employees. About 1/3 of our team are parents, and we provide generous parental leave + up to $1900/mo in dependent healthcare coverage.

We offer flexible PTO, with a norm of taking off about 6 weeks per year (including federal holidays). We also provide home office equipment, a professional development stipend, and free food at our offices.

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