Staff Software Engineer - Backend at MasterClass
San Francisco, CA, US

Who we are:

MasterClass is transforming online education by enabling anyone in the world to learn from the very best. We are deconstructing what makes an actor able to cry on demand, how an athlete defies gravity, and what it takes to write a bestseller. Our online learning content is available to students anywhere anytime, which supports our mission to democratize education.

We are a quickly growing VC-funded startup based in San Francisco and have created online classes taught by famous masters—Gordon Ramsay, Hans Zimmer, Werner Herzog, Serena Williams, James Patterson, Annie Leibovitz, Usher, Christina Aguilera and many more to come.

Since launching in 2015, we are growing our team. Apply now to find out more about what we are doing behind the scenes.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience/familiarity with the following technologies:
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Postgres
    • Memcache
    • Redis
    • AWS
    • REST/GraphQL

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Designing and implementing interactive and scalable applications
  • Developing best practices for both Ruby / RoR and Javascript
  • Building responsive, performance-driven user interfaces

Requirements:

  • 5+ years in Rails or another web framework
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Work full-time in our San Francisco office
  • Eligible to work in the United States legally
  • Solid understanding of OO design
  • Solid understanding of the full web technology stack
  • Strong understanding of database design, SQL, caching and scalability
  • Excited to work with a small interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
  • Have excellent communication and collaboration skills

At MasterClass, we believe we put our best work forward when our employees bring together ideas that are diverse in thought. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. In addition, MasterClass will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you have a disability or special need, we would like to know how we can better accommodate you.