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Software Engineer - Internal Apps Team

| 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.
Be at the center of Kensho’s pipeline for integrating world events and financial data. Our tools enable Kensho’s analysts to view and curate high-volume data in an effort to make sense of the world. As a member of our diverse full-stack team, you will contribute to every stage of the software engineering process, from product design to infrastructure, on one of the most essential suites of tools at Kensho.

What We Like About This Role:

  • Small, tightly-knit team
  • Very fast iteration loop (our primary users are Kensho analysts who sit twenty feet away)
  • Plenty of challenging, engaging problems across the stack pertaining to:
  • --- Scalability and Performance
    --- Data Visualization and Usability
    --- Data Consistency

What You'll Do:

  • You will build, improve, and scale one of the most used services at Kensho
  • You will write robust, test-driven code
  • You will join in user-driven design and architecture discussions (not just human users, and not just visual design)
  • You will identify and integrate use cases into new and existing tools

What We Look For:

  • You have experience with web application back-ends and RESTful 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 have contributions to workflow management or similar tools
  • You have 2+ years developing web applications
  • You have experience with ReactJS or similar front-end frameworks
  • You have experience with both relational and graph databases

Technologies We Love:

  • django, ReactJS, python3, postgres, graphql, celery, rabbitmq


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Weekly provided lunch
  • 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


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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