Kensho Technologies
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Machine Learning Engineer - 2024 Grad

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Kensho is an AI and machine learning company, centered around providing cutting-edge solutions to meet the challenges of some of the largest and most successful businesses and institutions. Our toolkit illuminates insights by helping the world better understand, process, and leverage messy data. Specifically, our solutions largely involve natural language processing (NLP) and include speech recognition (ASR), entity linking (NED), structured document extraction, automated database linking, text classification, real world applications of large language models (LLMs) and more. We are continuously expanding our portfolio and are looking for passionate engineers to help us build and deploy state-of-the-art models across a variety of domains!


Kensho is looking for graduating ML Engineers to join the group of Machine Learning Engineers working on one of the following products: Scribe, Link, Extract, NERD, or Classify. We are looking for talented people who share our passion for bringing to production robust, scalable, and highly accurate models.


Kensho is looking for ML Engineer interns to join the group of Machine Learning Engineers working on one of the following products: Scribe, Link, Extract, NERD, or Classify. We are looking for talented people who share our passion for bringing robust, scalable, and highly accurate models to production.


At Kensho, we believe in flexibility-first, and give our employees the opportunity to work from where they feel most productive and engaged (must be in the United States). We also value in-person collaboration, so there may be times when travel to one of our Kensho hubs (e.g., Cambridge, MA or NYC) will be required for team meetings or company events.


Kensho states that the anticipated base salary range for the position is 120k - 130k. In addition, this role is eligible for an annual incentive bonus and equity plans. At Kensho, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.

Technologies & Tools We Use:

  • Traditional ML: SKLearn, XGBoost, LightGBM
  • Deep Learning: HuggingFace, PyTorch, Transformers, GNNs, DGL, LangChain 
  • Deployment: Airflow, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, AWS
  • EDA/Visualization: Pandas, Matplotlib, Jupyter, Weights & Biases
  • Tools/Toolkits: DVC, NVIDIA NeMo, MosaicML, LabelBox
  • Datastores: Postgres, OpenSearch, SQLite, S3, VectorDB

What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct original research on large proprietary and open source data sets
  • Design, build and maintain scalable production-ready ML systems
  • Actively participate in the ML model lifecycle, from problem framing to training, deployment and monitoring in production
  • Partner with ML Operations team to deliver solutions for automating ML model lifecycle, from technical design to implementation
  • Work in a cross-functional team of ML engineers, Product Managers, Designers, Backend & Frontend engineers who are passionate about their product

What We Look For:

  • Outstanding people come from all different backgrounds, and we’re always interested in meeting talented people! Therefore, we do not require any particular credential or experience. If our work seems exciting to you, and you feel that you could excel in this position, we’d love to hear from you. That said, most successful candidates will fit the following profile, which reflects both our technical needs and team culture:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher with relevant classwork or internships in Machine Learning
  • Experience with advanced machine learning methods
  • Have strong statistical knowledge, intuition, and experience modeling real data
  • Have expertise in Python and Python-based ML frameworks (e.g., PyTorch or TensorFlow)
  • Demonstrated effective coding, documentation, and communication habits
  • Exercise strong communication skills and can effectively express even complicated methods and results to a broad, often non-technical audience
  • [optionally] Have published in top-tier journals and conferences in ML domain

At Kensho, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-market benefits, including:

 

- Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance 

- 100% company paid premiums

- Unlimited Paid Time Off

- 26 weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave (paternity and maternity)

- 401(k) plan with 6% employer matching

- Generous company matching on donations to non-profit charities

- Up to $20,000 tuition assistance toward degree programs, plus up to $4,000/year for ongoing professional education such as industry conferences

- Plentiful snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches

- Dog-friendly office (CAM office)

- In-office gyms and showers (CAM, DC)

- Bike sharing program memberships

- Compassion leave and elder care leave

- Mentoring and additional learning opportunities

- Opportunity to expand professional network and participate in conferences and events


About Kensho


Kensho is an Artificial Intelligence company that builds solutions to uncover insights in messy and unstructured data that enable critical workflows and empower businesses to make decisions with conviction. We were founded in 2013 and now serve as S&P Global's innovation hub. We continue to maintain our distinct, independent brand in order to best promote our breakthrough, innovative culture. Our team of Kenshins enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment that runs autonomously from S&P Global, 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, and Washington D.C. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


At Kensho, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-market benefits, including:

 

- Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance 

- 100% company paid premiums

- Unlimited Paid Time Off

- 26 weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave (paternity and maternity)

- 401(k) plan with 6% employer matching

- Generous company matching on donations to non-profit charities

- Up to $20,000 tuition assistance toward degree programs, plus up to $4,000/year for ongoing professional education such as industry conferences

- Plentiful snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches

- Dog-friendly office (CAM office)

- Bike sharing program memberships

- Compassion leave and elder care leave

- Mentoring and additional learning opportunities

- Opportunity to expand professional network and participate in conferences and events


About Kensho


Kensho is an Artificial Intelligence company that builds solutions to uncover insights in messy and unstructured data that enable critical workflows and empower businesses to make decisions with conviction. We were founded in 2013 and now serve as S&P Global's innovation hub. We continue to maintain our distinct, independent brand in order to best promote our breakthrough, innovative culture. Our team of Kenshins enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment that runs autonomously from S&P Global, 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 an office in New York City. 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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What are Kensho Technologies Perks + Benefits

Kensho Technologies Benefits Overview

At Kensho, we want you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. This starts with providing best-in-class and innovative benefits to empower you to be your best self at both work and at home. With an emphasis on stability, flexibility, and support -- Kensho will be with you throughout all facets of your life. This includes a range of outstanding benefits, such as Unlimited Paid Time Off, 100% Employer-Paid Health Benefits, 26 Week Paid Parental Leave, and a 6% Employer Match on your 401(k) contributions.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Twice a year, during a sponsored Collaboration Week, Kenshins gather to volunteer locally and give back to the community.
Partners with nonprofits
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Kensho supports People Resource Groups to foster a safe space and community for our people across diverse business and cultural backgrounds.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We work to broaden Kensho’s diversity by recruiting candidates from groups that are underserved in tech, specifically women and people of color.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
100% Employer-Paid Dental Benefits.
Vision insurance
100% Employer-Paid Dental Benefits.
Health insurance
100% Employer-Paid Dental Benefits.
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
6% 401(k) Employer Match.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
26 Week Paid Parental Leave.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Kensho is a flexibility-first company offering unlimited PTO to encourage our employees to disconnect wherever, whenever and however they choose.
Paid volunteer time
Sabbatical
Paid 10-Week Earned Sabbatical.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Kensho provides weekly lunch on Thursdays.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Kensho provides weekly happy hours on Friday afternoons.
Pet friendly
Kensho offers Dog-Friendly Offices and PAW-Rental Leave.
Fitness stipend
Generous Wellbeing Reimbursements for a wide range of health and fitness services
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Kenshins have access to Continual Learning Benefits, Tuition Reimbursement, and Student Loan Support.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks

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