Software Engineer - Intern

| 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.
We look for prolific, intellectually curious technologists who appreciate code, math and beauty. We are on a mission to elucidate complex data through scientific, statistical, analytical, computational and inspired study, all accessible though an elegant UI.

What You’ll Do:

  • Write server-side and user-facing applications for high-volume data analytics and processing
  • Design interfaces, APIs and services that address immediate needs with an eye for future scaling and reuse
  • Analyze, transform, structure and crunch financial data that is growing in size, diversity and complexity
  • Write tests to ensure the functionality and reliability of the team's code
  • Quickly create a prototype and then iteratively transform it into awesome

What We Look For:

  • At least one core expertise, such as Python, distributed computing, statistical/financial analysis, or (actually big) data
  • Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Personal projects, open source contributions or portfolio of work
  • Strong mathematical and statistical background with proficiency using pandas/numpy/nltk/scikit-learn
  • Versatility to contribute across the entire stack and suite of products
  • Effective coding, documentation and communication habits
  • Ability and credibility to lead a team
  • Experience at a top technology company or financial institution

How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • Major technical contributor at a top software company
  • Contribution to open-source projects showing innovation and initiative
  • Research, publications and patents

Technologies We Like:

  • JavaScript (and related frameworks), React, canvas and d3.js
  • Python and specifically Pandas, Numpy, scikit-learn, django and celery
  • Infrastructure such as kubernetes, nginx, redis, and RabbitMQ
  • Data stores like PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch and various NoSQL alternatives
  • Ubuntu Linux or similar
  • Development and debugging tools like Git, Jenkins, Selenium

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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