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Back End Software Engineer - Internal Tools & Test Infrastructure

| Greater Boston Area
At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy and support needed to build amazing technology and products. To do this, we look for people who insist on a bias towards action to minimize unhelpful hierarchy and process. We collaborate using our teammates' diverse perspectives to solve hard problems. Our communication with one another is open, honest and efficient. We dedicate time and resources to explore new ideas and, as a result, we produce technology that is scalable, robust, and useful.
The Internal Tools & Test Infra Team builds tools, applications and infrastructure that enable Kensho teams to build high quality and reliable products. In this role, you will focus on development of APIs and back-end services that drive new and existing tools. Your end users are Kensho engineers and product managers, making the ability to iterate on feedback fast paced.
What You'll Do:
You will write robust, test-driven code
You will gather requirements and join in architecture discussions
You will identify and integrate use cases into new and existing tools
What We Look For:
You have 2+ years developing web applications, ideally in Python
You have experience working on web application back-ends and APIs
You demonstrate a strong understanding of algorithms and data structures
You can communicate thoroughly and effectively with stakeholders
You exhibit excitement and readiness to work in a collaborative environment
You seek the opportunity to accept and give constructive criticism and to brainstorm with fellow team members
How to Really Get Our Attention:
You collaborated on a team developing internal tools and/or web apps
You have performed database optimizations when necessary
You have familiarity with front-end development as well
Technologies We Love:
Django, Python3, PostgresQL, gRPC, Celery, Grafana, Kafka, Kubernetes
Ubuntu linux or similar operating systems
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with 100% premium covered
Unlimited vacation days
Paid Parental Leave4
401(k) plan with employer match
Weekly provided lunchFree 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

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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

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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