Software Engineer, Front End

| Greater Boston Area
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. 
As a senior software engineer on the frontend team, you will work on large projects that span various groups across the organization. Our frontend team is a tight-knit and high-velocity team that’s responsible for the web products across Kensho. With more projects than team members, we stress stability, code-quality, and communication. 
Are you looking to make impactful, scalable contributions that could transform the way people work with data? If so, we would love to help you excel here at Kensho. We take pride in our team-based, tightly-knit startup Kenshin community that provides our employees with a collaborative, communicative environment to build a suite of applications that solves some of the most complicated workflows in industry.

You Will

  • You will build, test, and deploy applications that disrupt existing niches
  • You will contribute to and help architect internal and consumer-facing projects including a UI component library, charting abstractions, and a suite of applications
  • You will help ensure that our services are scalable, monitored, and robustYou will work closely with numerous other teams including design, back end, machine learning, data infrastructure, and core infrastructure

What We Look For

  • You have experience using React
  • You have at least one core expertise, such as TypeScript, performance optimization, frontend infrastructure, or data visualization
  • You have a strong understanding of practical algorithms and data structures
  • You have attention to detail and thoroughness
  • You have a desire to build a strong, collaborative engineering culture as a code reviewer, mentor, and teammate

How You Can Really Get Our Attention

  • You were a technical contributor at a top software company
  • You have open-source project contributions showing thoughtfulness and initiative
  • You have 2-5 years of experience with front end technologies
  • You have relevant research or publications

Technologies You Will Use

  • JavaScript (ES2019), NPM, React, TypeScript, Webpack, D3
  • Development and debugging tools like Git, Sentry, and Jest

Benefits and Perks

  • At Kensho, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-market benefits, including:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 18 weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) plan with employer matchingCompany matching on donations to non-profit charities
  • $4000 tuition assistance for courses relevant to your role
  • Free snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches
  • Dog-friendly office (Cambridge office)Cardio machines, weights, and showers in the office (Cambridge office)
  • Stipend towards commuter or gym reimbursement
  • Bike sharing program membership
  • 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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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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