Data Engineer at Kensho Technologies

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With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho is conducting all interviews and on-boarding activities remotely. At the present time, all employees are working remotely, until further notice. When the time comes to open our offices, Kensho will fully support those employees who would like to continue working remotely and not force anyone to return to the office. 
At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. As a result, we produce technology that is scalable, robust, and solves the challenges of one of the world’s largest, most successful financial institutions.
The Data Engineering Team is responsible for architecting, implementing, and maintaining all of Kensho’s data ingestion, processing, and storage solutions. As a Data Engineer, you and the team will work with stakeholders across Kensho and S&P to map the data landscape, triage data requirements, design and implement a comprehensive data strategy.

What You'll Do:

  • Design, build, maintain and use systems to do the following:
  • Ingest data from diverse: Sources (open source, Kensho derived, S&P, commercial), Technologies (S3, databases, Kafka clusters, etc), Modes (batch, real-time, one-time), Types (structured, semi-structured, unstructured)
  • Process data to: Support machine learning models, services, and statistical analysis; develop and curate databases, knowledge bases, and data lakes; clean, integrate, or fuse related datasets; support Kensho product prototyping and development
  • Provide data storage options tailored to requirements for: Scalability, structure, cost efficiency, and availability; Data formats and forms (raw, in-process, or curated); Compression, encryption (at rest, in transit), and access controls (LDAP/Active Directory, etc)
  • Comply, enhance, and support data governance with respect to: Policy enforcement: authentication, authorization, purging/retention; Accounting: auditing, risk & compliance, usage; Data Protection: replication, InfoSec
  • Establish and monitor data integrity and value by: Conducting rigorous unit, integration, and systems testing; Providing data visualization, profiling, and performance monitoring tools; Managing metadata to preserve lineage, provenance, versioning

What You'll Need:

  • Experience with various data-store technologies, distributed messaging platforms, or data processing framework
  • Experience designing, architecting and building reliable data pipelines
  • Experience working with large structured and unstructured data sets
  • Practical knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Effective coding, documentation, and communication habits
  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles
  • Experience integrating/fusing data from multiple data sources
  • Knowledge of various ETL techniques, frameworks, and best practices
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment
  • Collaborating with machine learning and product teams to building the right solutions for them

Benefits & Perks:
At Kensho, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-market benefits, including:
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance - 100% company paid premiums
Unlimited Paid Time Off
18 weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave (paternity and maternity)
401(k) plan with 6% employer matching
Generous company matching on donations to non-profit charities
Up to $20,000 tuition assistance toward degree programs, plus up to $4,000/year for ongoing professional education such as industry conferences
Plentiful snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches
Dog-friendly office (CAM office)
In-office gyms and showers (CAM, DC) or Equinox membership (LA, NYC)
Stipend towards commuter or gym reimbursement
Bike sharing program memberships
Compassion leave and elder care leave
Mentoring and additional learning opportunities
Opportunity to expand professional network and participate in conferences and events
About Kensho
Kensho uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data visualization techniques to solve some of the hardest analytical problems and create breakthrough financial intelligence solutions for our parent company, S&P Global. 
Kensho was founded in 2013 by Harvard & MIT alums and was acquired by S&P Global in 2018. Kensho continues to operate as a startup in order to maintain our distinct, independent brand and to promote our breakthrough, innovative culture. Our team of Kenshins enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment that runs autonomously from S&P, while leveraging the unparalleled breadth and depth of data and resources available as part of S&P Global. 
As Kenshins, we pride ourselves on maintaining an innovative culture that depends on diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes future Kenshins with all experiences and perspectives. Kensho is headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with offices in New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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Kensho is located in the heart of Harvard Square within walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and public transportation.

An Insider's view of Kensho Technologies

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Kensho has a super friendly office vibe. People are genuinely happy to work here and it shows. I recently joined Kensho and as a "newbie" I have never felt more welcome at a company in my life. People go out of their way to talk to you, sit with you at lunch and get to know you. It's an amazing place!

Jaclyn Hallion

Head of Talent Acquisition

What are Kensho Technologies Perks + Benefits

Kensho Technologies Benefits Overview

Kensho provides an extremely comprehensive and generous benefits package to employees. Unlimited time off, 100% benefits premiums paid for, paid parental leave and 401k match just to name a few. Kensho wants the best for its employees and the benefits package reflects that 10 fold.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Vision Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Health Insurance Benefits
Kensho pays 100% of premiums and with the only cost to employees being deductibles and co-pays.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Kensho offers 12 weeks paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Kensho provides weekly lunch on Thursdays.
Happy Hours
Kensho provides weekly happy hours on Friday afternoons.
Pet Friendly
Kensho employees can bring their dogs to work on the second floor.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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