Software Engineer - Back End

| 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.
As a Back End Engineer at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves working on a variety of systems ranging from wrangling data to developing web applications. You think deeply about the implications, relationships, edge cases, and failure modes, and you are passionate about correctness, uptime, stability, and writing the next thing so you aren't spending time maintaining older projects.
Are you a prolific, intellectually curious technologist who appreciates code, math, and beauty? We are on a mission to clarify complex data through scientific, statistical, analytical, computational, and inspired study. By transforming the data, we are able to bring transparency to some of the most important issues on the planet. You will be joining a team of veterans from Google, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as academia.

What You'll Do:

  • Build a robust data platform for analytics and machine learning with a focus on scalability and test-driven reusable code
  • Dig into data and think deeply. Analyze, transform, structure, and crunch financial data that is growing in size, diversity, and complexity, detecting anomalies and handling variations
  • Design interfaces, APIs, and services that address immediate needs
  • Quickly create an end-to-end and transform iteratively

What We Look For:

  • At least one core expertise, such as Python, distributed computing, statistical/financial analysis, or (actually big) data
  • Desire to work on diverse sets of financial and related data
  • Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Effective coding, documentation, and communication habits
  • Thoughtful and collaborative code-reviewing and teamwork
  • 2+ years of experience

How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • Major technical contributor at a top software company
  • Open source projects, research, publications, and patents that show innovation and initiative

Technologies We Like:

  • Python – specifically Pandas, Numpy, scikit-learn, django, flask and celery
  • Infrastructures such as kubernetes, nginx, redis, and RabbitMQ
  • Data stores like PostgreSQL and various NoSQL alternatives
  • Ubuntu linux or similar
  • Development and debugging tools like Git, Jenkins, Sentry, Kibana

Perks:

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

Location

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)
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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