Software Engineer - Front End

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

Job Description

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 automatic documentation generator, and multiple charting abstractions
    • Interface with a diverse financial user base, asset classes, and workflows
    • Utilize local caching and generic APIs for a responsive and enjoyable UI
    • Allow users to explore data sets both extremely large and very targeted
    • Dig into data analysis and think deeply about statistics, application workflows, and their meanings

What We Look For:

    • At least one core expertise, such as React, performance optimization, frontend infrastructure, system design, or data visualization
    • Strong understanding of algorithms and data structures
    • Attention to detail and thoroughness, including documentation and testing
    • Desire to build a strong, collaborative engineering culture as a code reviewer, mentor, and teammate

How to Really Get Our Attention:

    • Major technical contributor at a top software company
    • Open-source project contributions showing thoughtfulness and initiative
    • 2+ years of experience with front end technologies
    • Relevant research or publications

Technologies We Like:

    • JavaScript (ESNext), React, D3.js
    • Development and debugging tools like Git, Sentry, Cypress, Mocha, and Ava


    • 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