Software Engineer - Internal Tools Team

  • Kensho
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Jul 19, 2018
Full time Developer

Job Description

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