Kensho

Kensho combines natural language search queries, graphical user interfaces, and secure cloud computing to create a new class of analytics tools for investment professionals. Addressing the three biggest challenges surrounding investment analysis on Wall Street today—speed, scale, and automation—Kensho's intelligent computer systems are capable of answering complex financial questions posed in plain English.

Kensho is a data analytics and machine intelligence company. Kensho deploys scalable machine learning and analytics systems across the most critical government and commercial institutions in the world to solve some of the hardest analytical problems of our time.

Founded in the spring of 2013 out of MIT and Harvard, Kensho's senior team members come from veteran positions at Google, Apple, and the United States Federal Reserve.

They are a diverse and spirited group of engineers, scientists, and financial professionals who are accomplished analytical thinkers and passionate problem solvers. Together, their multi-talented team includes PhD physicists, a three time International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) world champion, PhD economists, internationally competitive chess players, the author of Quantitative Finance for Physicists, a member of the original Apple iPhone engineering team, and one of the youngest ever entrants to Harvard College (age 15).

Kensho New York, NY, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
The Indices team at Kensho leverages advanced analytics, machine learning, and NLP techniques to create truly differentiated custom baskets and indices.  These are referenced by our clients in swaps, structured notes, and listed funds.   We have also introduced a first of its kind family of 21st Century Sector indices, the Kensho New Economies, including our New Economies Composite index (KNEX), to track the companies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Truly differentiated and innovative - more information at  http://kenshoindices.com .   What we are looking for:   We are looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals to help build out our family of indices and work with our clients to create unique custom solutions.  You will be part of a tight-knit team, sometimes working in concert on broad initiatives and sometimes working solo on specific solutions or problem sets.  You will be part of the creative process and...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
Reporting to Kensho's President & COO, and working closely with the S&P Global Integration Manager, the Kensho Integration Manager will drive all program activities related to the integration of Kensho and S&P Global - ensuring the success of the largest Artificial Intelligence acquisition in history. This is a highly visible, critical role, requiring the ability to translate strategic priorities of a Fortune 500 leader in a lean, startup environment, balancing the needs and capabilities of all parties. The ideal candidate will bring a consultative background, ideally from a top consulting firm or similar environment. Experience managing technical delivery at the enterprise level, especially in FinTech is highly valued. What You’ll Do: Build and maintain workplans across key functions (LOBs, HR, IT, Finance etc) and coordinate activities with the (lean) teams on the Kensho side As tactical integration winds down, become the...
Kensho New York, NY, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
Reporting to Kensho's President & COO, and working closely with the S&P Global Integration Manager, the Kensho Integration Manager will drive all program activities related to the integration of Kensho and S&P Global - ensuring the success of the largest Artificial Intelligence acquisition in history. This is a highly visible, critical role, requiring the ability to translate strategic priorities of a Fortune 500 leader in a lean, startup environment, balancing the needs and capabilities of all parties. The ideal candidate will bring a consultative background, ideally from a top consulting firm or similar environment. Experience managing technical delivery at the enterprise level, especially in FinTech is highly valued. What You’ll Do: Build and maintain workplans across key functions (LOBs, HR, IT, Finance etc) and coordinate activities with the (lean) teams on the Kensho side As tactical integration winds down, become the...
Kensho Washington, DC, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
We look for prolific, intellectually curious technologists who appreciate code, math, and beauty. We are on a mission to elucidate complex national security challenges 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 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 product What We Look For: At least one core expertise, such as python, graph databases, distributed computing, statistical/financial analysis, or (actually big) data...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves building the 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: Run Kensho’s production services that support the...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
As an Internal Tools and Testing Engineer at Kensho, 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...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
As a Front-End Engineer at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves building applications for a diverse, complex, and messy world. Do you think deeply about workflow, intuitiveness, and performance both within the current UI and across the application? Are you passionate about presenting meaningful data and analysis in an elegant manner, always mindful of testing, component reuse, and code health? If so, we would love to hear from you.   We are on a mission to clarify complex data through scientific, statistical, and inspired study. We take pride in our tight-knit, highly-talented community that provides our employees with an environment to bring transparency to the biggest challenges in data. What You'll Do: Build a robust application platform for analytics, data visualization, and exploration Contribute to internal projects including a UI component library, a library for higher-order components, an...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
As a Back End Engineer at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves working on a variety of systems ranging from wrangling data to developing web applications. 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, math, 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: Build a robust data platform for analytics and machine learning with a focus on...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
As a Principal Security Engineer at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves ensuring security across a number of systems and web applications. You think deeply about the implications, relationships, edge cases, and failure modes, and you are passionate about correctness, security, and writing the next thing, so you aren't spending time maintaining older projects.   Are you a prolific, intellectually curious technologist who appreciates code, math, and security? 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: Evaluate and strengthen Kensho’s security systems and processes across all products and teams by...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
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...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
A Graph Infrastructure Engineer at Kensho is passionate about applying cutting-edge database and distributed systems ideas to solve real-world data problems. As an engineer on the team, you will contribute to expanding the capabilities of the Kensho Knowledge Graph – a large graph database that captures the complex situations and relationships present in the world, and answers complex graph queries in milliseconds. We firmly believe in giving back to the community, so you will also contribute to the open-source projects that our projects rely on.   Projects worked on by our Graph Infrastructure Engineers: - Open-source, optimizing GraphQL-to-database-queries compiler ( blog post ) - Topological query scheduler for the OrientDB open-source graph database ( pull request ) - Fault-tolerant distributed worker system that syncs data in the graph with our many data sources   Kensho is on a mission to clarify complex data through scientific,...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
At Kensho, we strive to hire Graph Data Engineers who are passionate about organizing all kinds of messy data. The finance industry demands data certainty, so correct and timely data are the backbone of Kensho.   Are you excited by the chance to wrangle data and tackle problems from ontology design to information retrieval? Do you feel confident working to join data from multiple sources into one source of truth? Are you driven, precise, detail-oriented, and zealous about getting your hands dirty with data? If so, we look forward to helping you excel here at Kensho. We take pride in our team-based, tightly-knit startup community that provides our employees with an environment to bring transparency to the biggest challenges in data. What You'll Do: Build pipelines to keep the Kensho knowledge graph synchronized with dozens of external data sources Integrate knowledge extraction and data aggregation tools with Kensho’s natural language...
Kensho Cambridge, MA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
We are looking for a talented and creative individual to join our team of Machine Learning Engineers. As a ML Engineer at Kensho, you will tackle a wide range of problems from timeseries prediction to natural language processing and are passionate about building machine learning systems on real world data. Do you have extensive experience applying a range of ML models to a diverse set of problems? Do you enjoy moving beyond the theoretic confines of academia to apply your tradecraft in the real world? Does producing data-driven products that will empower decision makers at all levels of the global banking industry and beyond excite you? If so, we want to hear from you.   We take pride in our team-based, tightly-knit startup community that provides our employees with an environment to bring transparency to the biggest challenges in data. What You’ll Do: Conduct original research on large proprietary and open source data sets Identify,...
Kensho Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
We are looking for a talented and creative individual to lead our team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers in Los Angeles, CA. Kensho Engineers tackle a wide range of problems from timeseries prediction to natural language processing and are passionate about building machine learning systems on real world data. Do you have extensive experience applying a range of machine learning models to a diverse set of problems? Do you enjoy moving beyond the theoretic confines of academia to apply your tradecraft in the real world? Does producing data driven products that will empower decision makers at all levels of the global banking industry and beyond excite you? If so, we want to hear from you. What You’ll Do: Build and lead a team of 10 - 12 Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers Work closely with the Global Head of Machine Learning in Cambridge, Massachusetts to define projects and deliverables Conduct original research on...
Kensho Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Full time
A data scientist at Kensho is passionate about one thing: data. The successful candidate will have extensive experience applying a range of econometrics/statistics models to a diverse set of data. You should enjoy moving beyond the theoretic confines of academia to applying your tradecraft in the real world and producing data driven products that will be used by decision makers throughout the global banking industry and beyond. The ideal candidate is precise and detail oriented. Most importantly, a Kenshō data scientist is excited at the opportunity to work in a lean, tight-knit startup bringing transparency to some of the hardest problems on the planet. What You’ll Do: Conduct original research on some of the most interesting datasets - both proprietary and open source Identify, research, prototype, and build predictive products Analyze, transform, structure, and crunch financial data that is growing in size, diversity, and complexity Write...