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Lead Product Designer, Learning Experience
Full time
Onsite or remote
Paid parental leave
Unlimited PTO
Employee equity
Competitive salary
Flexible schedules
Peter Cho
Linda Yang
Alex Penny
Habib Placencia Adissi
Vinson Gotingco
Zack Davenport
Maggie Pan
Onsite or remote


We’re seeking a seasoned product designer to own design for the learning experience of our web app and mobile apps – this is the core lesson experience, the layout engine that supports different modules for progressive discovery of math and science concepts, interactivity, branching paths, hints, and feedback.

Product design at Brilliant currently works across four product areas: growth, engagement, learning engines, and infrastructure. You’ll be a design lead in the learning engines product area, and you'll have opportunities to collaborate with teammates across all four product areas.

As the primary designer responsible for the learning experience, you'll be responsible for crafting experiences for how users progress through a lesson and how they develop and test their knowledge through interactive exercises. You’ll work through tricky interaction design problems that arise in our interactive exercises across different content use cases, screen sizes, and devices.

You’ll work with a diverse team of product folks, engineers, educators, writers, and creative technologists, and you’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 logic to vector calculus to neural networks 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:

  • Own the user experience across the learning experience, including the choreography of different modules users encounter as they work through lessons

  • Solve meaty interaction design problems, especially around advanced interactivity like symbolic math entry and drag-and-drop code authoring

  • Create a range of deliverables, from high-fidelity UI, icons, and prototypes to written process and documentation

  • 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. news, publishing, video, or gaming)

  • Care deeply about creating useful, usable, and desirable products

  • Have a portfolio of product features you’ve helped build from the ground up

  • 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

  • Are jazzed to learn new topics in STEM (maybe you even studied STEM formally)