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Karat is committed to unlocking opportunities for Black software engineers in partnership with the world’s leading companies.
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What is Brilliant Black Minds?
Systemic factors hinder Black software engineers’ access to practice technical interviews and other key resources. These barriers make it hard for some of the most brilliant engineers to progress their careers. Powered by Karat’s Interviewing Cloud, Brilliant Black Minds gives aspiring Black engineers access to free practice interviews, feedback, mentorship, networking, and opportunities to connect with our partners.
The Brilliant Black Minds Advantage
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Proven proficiency to help you keep innovating
Engineers join our program to improve their technical interview skills. While practicing, they undergo assessment through Karat’s Interviewing Cloud and qualified candidates are fast-tracked to our partners for on-site interviews.
Only 5% of US software engineers are Black
Systemic inequities have led to a multi-billion dollar access gap for Black professionals in tech. “Partner with purpose” is our invitation for companies to prioritize closing the gap by ensuring that their teams reflect the nation they serve.
Inclusive workplaces empower all engineers
Our members know that companies who partner with us are committed to inclusion. Supporting our community signals your commitment to diversifying tech while expanding your talent pool—a powerful step towards a more equitable future for all.
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Thousands of engineers are seeking opportunities through BBM
We’ve conducted thousands of interviews to match members with opportunities
Amongst candidates who improve their interview scores, 75% did so in 4 practice interviews or less
What Partners of Brilliance Say
Duolingo chose to partner with Brilliant Black Minds because of our mutual commitment to making the world a more equitable place. Through our work with Brilliant Black Minds we are able to support Black talent’s development and opportunities in the tech industry.”
Prime Video is proud to serve Brilliant Black Minds, as a Partner of Brilliance, in support of its mission to double the number of Black engineers in tech. We applaud Karat’s ability to attract Black engineering talent at various stages of the technical career journey and appreciate our partnership to drive an industry-wide step change around hiring and growing Black engineers.”
Director of Engineering
“To innovate for an increasingly diverse creator community, we need representation from the best and the brightest minds. That is why Unity is thrilled to partner with Brilliant Black Minds to improve the representation of Black software engineers within our workforce and advance the careers of the next generation of leaders.” ”
Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Meet our Brilliant Members
Our community is composed of engineers at various career stages with a broad range of engineering specializations. They’re improving their technical interview skills, networking with our partner companies, and getting hired!
Recently Hired Software Engineer
“I was able to get experience with technical interviewing as well as tips and tricks from attending the various workshops. I also was able to get 1:1 resume help and career advice which led to me landing a new job. Brilliant Black Minds has been instrumental in helping me feel more prepared and more confident while connecting me with a huge network of individuals who I can call upon.”
“When I first joined it was just mock interviews and feedback, then it got even better with the introduction of the Partners of Brilliance program. Some people just join groups and don’t look back but when I tell people about BBM I always lead with the mock interviews. The program has helped me to improve my resume via career coaches or other members and informed me about the value of networking and attending various tech events/conferences instead of just “blindly” sending out applications.”
“I just started my new role with Flatiron Health last week. I don’t think I would have been prepared for the technical interviews if it were not for Brilliant Black Minds. Thank you all so much for doing this great work”
We Partner with Companies Who
Believe that Black engineers add value and innovation to their teams – they just need better access
Will not stop at merely hiring Black talent, but are invested in authentic inclusion and retention
Want to fast-track candidates with proven competency assessed by Karat’s interviewing cloud
Work with us to develop interview accelerators, mentorship programming, and events to connect with candidates
Believe that the technical interview is truly a barrier to access that can be overcome with practice
Share the values that led us to launch Brilliant Black Minds
Diverse Skills and Locations
Our members are based all over the US and are skilled in a variety of specializations, coding languages, and lifestyles.
Paloma St. Clair