Who We Are:

MasterClass is the streaming platform where the world’s best come together so anyone, anywhere, can access and be inspired by their knowledge and stories. We put you in the room with the creators, thinkers, makers and leaders who have changed the world, so that you can change yours.

Members get unprecedented access to 150+ instructors and classes across a wide variety of fields, including Arts & Entertainment, Business, Design & Style, Sports & Gaming, Writing and more. Step into Nas’ recording studio and Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen, and go behind the big screen with James Cameron. Design your career with Elaine Welteroth, get ready to win with Lewis Hamilton, perfect your pitch with Shonda Rhimes and discover your inner negotiator with Chris Voss.

It's a pivotal time for MasterClass – and we want you to be a part of the journey. With offices in San Francisco (HQ) and Waterloo, Ontario plus a studio in Los Angeles, we are looking to expand our team to support the business. 

If you want to help make an impact on our members' lives – we want to hear from you!


Snapshot Of The Role:

As a Senior Software Engineer I at MasterClass, you will be a vital part of a dynamic team comprising nine engineers, three test engineers, one product manager, one engineering manager, and a designer(s), all working together using Scrum/Agile processes. In this role, you will gain hands-on experience with web accessibility, experimentation with A/B tests, performance optimizations, and collaboration with cross-functional partners.

You will play a key role in several critical projects, including adding alternate payment methods, optimizing the performance of pre-paywall pages, and conducting numerous experiments to enhance the user experience. Your contributions will be at the forefront of MasterClass's member growth, directly impacting our bottom line.

MasterClass values continuous learning and professional development. To support this, we offer a twice-yearly stipend for conferences and courses, empowering you to further your expertise and knowledge. Additionally, there is ample room for career advancement within our organization, ensuring that your growth trajectory aligns with our scaling and evolving business.

Joining MasterClass means becoming part of a culture centered around collaborative lifetime learning, both for our users and our employees. If you are passionate about making an impact on the lives of our members and excited about being part of a cutting-edge team, we want to hear from you!


What You Will Do: 

  • Implement major new features for the web app and make performance/reliability improvements.
  • Work across both frontend as well as backend stack - with higher focus on the frontend development.
  • Translate functional requirements into technical design and architecture.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product, analytics stakeholders. 


About You (Requirements):

  • 4+ years of relevant product development experience with solid engineering fundamentals (CS degree is a plus).
  • Fluency in Javascript and Ruby, Java, Go, or similar languages.
  • Experience launching performant, responsive, and high-quality web app features by developing both the backend APIs and the frontend.
  • Experience with modern web technologies and frameworks similar to Rails, React, Postgres, Redis, and Kafka.
  • Creative thinker who enjoys fast-paced environments and can work through ambiguity


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. 

The salary range listed is for NYC/CA/WA. As a company, we have a location based strategy, which means the disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for any applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled.

MasterClass’s salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry. In addition to salary, we also offer equity and comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, flexible PTO, and more). The range listed is for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced (or more senior) than this job description as posted. If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.

Salary Range
$128,000$141,000 CAD

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