Product Engineer (Tech Lead)
- Help people around the world to learn more effectively by contributing code across our entire stack.
- Work extremely closely with the Product Manager of the Learning Engines pod. TLs and PMs at Brilliant are in close communication on a daily – if not hourly – basis. Together, they set the pod’s direction and continually adjust priorities based on the latest progress and learnings.
- Ask great questions, facilitate healthy debate, pull the right people into decisions, delegate deep analysis to experts, and recognize when an investigation is "good enough". You'll serve as the nexus of technical decision making for the Learning Engines pod -- and you won't make all of the decisions yourself.
- Be mindful of the “big picture” from both a technical perspective and a business one, keeping your pod on track in terms of “building the right thing” and “building the thing right”.
- Maintain a culture of excellence within your pod, setting high standards for candor and mutual accountability, and striking a careful balance between velocity and quality.
- Define and advocate for initiatives that will improve developer experience for Brilliant's engineers and user experience for Brilliant's users.
- Frequently ask: How does this impact our learners?
Who are you?
- You have at least 5 years of professional experience in software engineering.
- You got into programming because you’re motivated by solving users’ problems.
- You have a track record of technical, strategic, and interpersonal excellence. You transition seamlessly from strategic planning to project coordination to hands-on implementation — all within a day's work.
- You’re excited to build strong relationships with cross-functional partners. You’re constantly striving to be a better communicator. You believe that how we all work together will be the difference between building a great product and building a product that fundamentally changes how the world learns.
- You enjoy solving technical challenges in a way simple enough for an intern to understand and build upon. You avoid introducing complex, novel, or "clever" solutions. You write code for humans, not for computers.
- You're excited to collaborate closely with talented engineers, product managers, and designers. You enjoy solving problems as a team, pair-programming, and sharing knowledge. You want to be a mentor and to be mentored.
- You have deep experience with a few languages and frameworks, and you know what you do and do not like about them. You believe in using the right tool for the job — even when it’s an unfamiliar one, and especially when it's a boring one. You stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and patterns, recognizing the differences between a game-changer and a passing fad.
- You have a favorite product and can articulate your perspective on what makes using it delightful. You often think about how the products you use could be better.
- We use a systematic compensation framework. Salary scales are set each year for each job vertical, based on market data and company budget. Independently, managers level folks on their team, and those levels are mapped formulaically to our compensation scales.
- Additionally, we always make First and Best Offers — there is no negotiation (for new hires nor our existing teammates). This ensures that people are paid based on their expected contribution, rather than their negotiation skills.
- In San Francisco, NYC, and similar markets, the range for this role across the most likely levels for relevant candidates is $210-250k.
- We do apply a location-based adjustment in less competitive markets, typically 5-10%. Feel free to ask us about your particular location!
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