Data Infrastructure Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. As a result, we produce technology that is scalable, robust, and solves the challenges of one of the world’s largest, most successful financial institutions.
 
As a Data Infrastructure Engineer on the Knowledge Team, you will be responsible for architecting, implementing, and maintaining scalable infrastructure and services to power our next-generation suite of products.
 
Are you looking to make impactful, scalable contributions that transform the way we think about data? If so, we would love to help you excel here at Kensho. We take pride in our tightly-knit, team-based community that provides our Kenshins with a collaborative, supportive environment to bring transparency to the biggest challenges in data.

What You'll Do

  • You will build data infrastructure for analysis and machine learning with a focus on modular, scalable and test-driven software
  • You will design and architect data pipelines to support application development
  • You will work with our machine learning and application engineers to define and build tools that deliver industry-shifting products that enable efficient application developers 
  • You will author, edit, and present technical design documents for improving our infrastructure
  • You will identify improvements while creating and evangelizing best practices across the organization

Technologies You’ll Use

  • Python
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker
  • RabbitMQ
  • Elasticsearch
  • Postgres
  • Redis
  • AWS

Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • You have proficiency with one or more programming languages, preferably Python
  • You possess experience with various data-store technologies (e.g. DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, BigQuery), distributed messaging platforms (e.g. RabbitMQ, Kafka), or data processing frameworks (e.g. Spark, Flink, Beam)
  • You have experience designing, architecting and building data pipelines
  • You have experience working with large structured and unstructured data sets in a distributed framework
  • You have experience communicating with business owners to understand their data and reporting requirements
  • You demonstrate a practical of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • You have effective coding, documentation, and communication habits

How to Really Get Our Attention

  • You can solve complex technical problems and analyze potential tradeoffs 
  • You are able to communicate pragmatic decision-making and problem-solving abilities
  • You are thoughtful and collaborative with code-reviewing and teamwork
  • You have a desire to be a culture-add, bringing forth diverse thoughts and experiences

Benefits & Perks

  • 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
  • 18 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) or Equinox membership (LA, NYC)
  • Stipend towards commuter or gym reimbursement
  • 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 uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data visualization techniques to solve some of the hardest analytical problems and create breakthrough financial intelligence solutions for our parent company, S&P Global. 
 
Kensho was founded in 2013 by Harvard & MIT alums and was acquired by S&P Global in 2018. Kensho continues to operate as a startup in order to maintain our distinct, independent brand and to promote our breakthrough, innovative culture. Our team of Kenshins enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment that runs autonomously from S&P, 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, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

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What are Kensho Technologies Perks + Benefits

Kensho Technologies Benefits Overview

Kensho provides an extremely comprehensive and generous benefits package to employees. Unlimited time off, 100% benefits premiums paid for, paid parental leave and 401k match just to name a few. Kensho wants the best for its employees and the benefits package reflects that 10 fold.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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