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UX & Data Visualization Designer

| Greater Boston Area
As a user experience designer at Kensho, you will articulate the future direction of Kensho’s products. In your role you will be setting the bar for the next generation of analytics tools — facilitating faster decision making in finance, defense, and beyond. Working closely with our end-users, product management, and engineering, you will be responsible for bringing simplicity, intuitiveness, and beauty to complex data-rich applications. The ideal candidate has a world-class portfolio with a demonstrated ability to successfully address user needs in a complex problem domain.

What You’ll Do:

  • Plan and conduct research to inform design and engineering work
  • Define high-level application architecture and user journeys
  • Iterate on and validate conceptual mocks from sketch through to interactive prototype
  • Collaborate with engineering to preserve design intent throughout implementation
  • Establish and maintain usability and visual standards and best practices

What We Look For:

  • Candidates should have deep expertise in at least one of these areas with strength and confidence in at least two others.

» UX Architecture

  • Expertise in translating user needs into conceptual designs
  • Strength in articulating user journeys and application architecture
  • Extensive knowledge of UI paradigms and the ability to apply or adapt the best one to any particular problem
  • Understanding of usability heuristics and the ability to appropriately balance the trade-offs between competing considerations

» Visual Design

  • Exceptional visual design skills that keenly express brand
  • Effortless communication of information hierarchy especially in data-dense interfaces or graphics
  • Systematic, modular approach to visual design (design frameworks and standards)
  • Expertise in leveraging visual and motion design to guide user’s attention through an interactive experience

» User Research

  • Proven track record of planning and executing research and usability tests that delivered demonstrable value
  • Expansive knowledge of research methodologies and when best to employ them
  • Demonstrated ability to consolidate research findings and identify opportunities for intervention

» Data Visualization Design

  • Encyclopedic knowledge of visualization idioms and their perceptual tradeoffs
  • Proficiency in a set of technologies to rapidly prototype interactive visualizations (e.g. Node, React and D3)
  • Creativity in transforming data to generate meaningful insight


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Cardio machines and weights in the office
  • Hubway (bike sharing program) membership

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • C++Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks


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

Talent Acquisition Director

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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