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.
As an Internal Tools and Testing Engineer, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves building the tools and infrastructure that helps others do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. 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, reliability, 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:

  • Design and build tooling and infrastructure to help engineering teams measure and increase their velocity
  • Help build automated frameworks for unit, integration, end-to-end, smoke, dirt, and other testing approaches
  • Collect quality metrics across diverse and complex technical ecosystem
  • Keep us nimble, confident, and able to act decisively by following best practices in code health, testing, and maintainability
  • Collaborate with and influence others to improve the overall design
  • Cultivate full team participation in high quality, thoughtful software
  • Dig into data, client, and product use cases and think deeply
  • Configure build and deploys for web based financial applications

What We Look For:

  • At least one core expertise, such as python, javascript, or (actually big) data
  • Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Effective coding, documentation, and communication habits
  • Expertise in automated and scalable testing
  • Experience with continuous integration framework

How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • Major technical contributor at top software companies
  • Open source projects, research, publications and patents showing innovation and initiative
  • Hedge fund or major financial institution trading experience
  • Financial expertise with strong math and stats

Technologies We Like:

  • Ubuntu linux or similar
  • Development and debugging tools we use - Git, Jenkins, Sentry, Selenium, Cypress, Kibana, Mocha, Ava

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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