Software Engineer - Internal Tools & Test Infrastructure

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

Job Description

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 help engineering teams measure and increase their velocity
    • Help build automated frameworks for unit, integration, end-to-end, smoke, dirt, and other testing approaches
    • Collect quality metrics across diverse and complex technical ecosystem
    • Keep us nimble, confident, and able to act decisively by following best practices in code health, testing, and maintainability
    • Collaborate with and influence others to improve the overall design
    • Cultivate full team participation in high quality, thoughtful software
    • Dig into data, client, and product use cases and think deeply
    • Configure build and deploys for web based financial applications

What We Look For:

    • At least one core expertise, such as python, javascript, or (actually big) data
    • Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
    • Effective coding, documentation, and communication habits
    • Expertise in automated and scalable testing
    • Experience with continuous integration framework

How to Really Get Our Attention:

    • Major technical contributor at top software companies
    • Open source projects, research, publications and patents showing innovation and initiative
    • Hedge fund or major financial institution trading experience
    • Financial expertise with strong math and stats

Technologies We Like:

    • Ubuntu linux or similar
    • Development and debugging tools we use - Git, Jenkins, Sentry, Selenium, Cypress, Kibana, Mocha, 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