Staff Product Designer, Learning Interactives

2 month ago

Job Description

Weโ€™re seeking a seasoned product designer to work on the learning experience of Brilliantโ€™s web and mobile apps. The learning experience on Brilliant includes the layout engine for progressively showing content, hints, and feedback, as well as the different interactive modules for teaching math, data, and programming concepts.

Product design at Brilliant currently works across four product areas: growth, user motivation, learning experience, and mobile. Youโ€™ll be a key member of the learning experience product area, and you'll have opportunities to collaborate with teammates across all product areas.

As a designer responsible for elements of the learning experience, you'll craft experiences for how users progress through the content and how they develop and test their knowledge through interactive exercises. Youโ€™ll work collaboratively with content team members to understand the pedagogical needs and requirements for teaching in different content areas and work through tricky interaction design problems to create elegant, user-friendly solutions and UX/UI patterns that can be used systematically.

Youโ€™ll work with a diverse team of product folks, engineers, educators, writers, and creative technologists, and youโ€™ll use data and user research to inform new ways to help learners reach their goals.

Your work will help learners around the world understand topics from vector math to predicting with probability to how LLMs work in an inspiring and interactive way. The transition from passive to active learning online is still in its infancy: come build the future of interactive learning with us!

Specifically, you'll:

  • Evolve the user experience across the learning experience, improving existing interactivity and inventing new interactive ways to learn math, data, and computing topics on Brilliant
  • Solve meaty interaction design problems around advanced interactivity like: inputting symbolic math, manipulating tables, or authoring drag-and-drop code
  • Create a range of deliverables, from high-fidelity UI, icons, and prototypes to written process and documentation
  • Collaborate with our team of content experts to design the best way to teach a technical topic
  • Work with product managers to influence overall product strategy and roadmap
  • Work closely with other designers on the team to expand design systems that work beautifully across web and native mobile apps
  • Uphold the quality of the Brilliant brand across every touchpoint with our audience
  • Contribute to the culture of a small and growing design team


  • Have 4+ years of relevant product design experience at consumer or SaaS product companies, ideally including work on platforms for content consumption (e.g. education, news, publishing, video, or gaming)
  • Care deeply about creating useful, usable, and desirable products
  • Are comfortable breaking down ambiguous problems into actionable and discrete projects
  • Can prototype your ideas with high fidelity to test their feasibility, usability, and capacity to delight users
  • Have a portfolio of product features youโ€™ve helped build from the ground up
  • Have a strong interest in and aptitude for Brilliantโ€™s content areas
  • Enjoy learning and thinking about how people learn

Please include in your application:

  • A link to your online portfolio
  • Your resume and/or LinkedIn profile
  • A cover letter or note telling us why you're interested in Brilliant

$205,000 - $230,000 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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About Brilliant

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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 โ€“ from foundational math and science to cutting-edge computer science and professional topics.

Brilliant helps over 12 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.

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