Senior Software Engineer - APIs

| Greater NYC Area
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At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products. We produce a suite of AI-powered solutions that solves the challenges of the largest, most successful businesses and institutions, helping them make sense out of a world full of messy data.

As an API Engineer at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist with a knack for quickly understanding a wide range of problems sets and a passion for getting software into customers’ hands. In this role you will help deliver Kensho’s world-class machine learning capabilities to a broad customer set at scale through high-performing, secure, APIs.

This position is with our API Services team, which is primarily responsible for creating a:
- Platform for deploying, managing, and exposing machine-learning-driven API services
- Set of documented standards and guidelines for developing services for the platform
- Collection of scalable web services for both internal and external consumption
- Strategy and processes for supporting customers, both internal and external

If you’re looking to join a team that’s making impactful, scalable contributions that transform the way people think about data, we’d love to help you excel here at Kensho. We take pride in our team-based, tightly-knit startup Kenshin community that provides our employees with a collaborative, communicative environment that allows us to tackle the biggest challenges in data.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop scalable and secure web services for internal and external customers around the world using the latest technologies
  • Work hand-in-hand with our machine learning team to understand the tools and technologies you’ll be bringing to customers through an API
  • Engineer flexible solutions that can be deployed on our AWS cloud platform, or within a customer’s cloud platform
  • Collaborate with the infrastructure team to create a robust approach for faster deployments and upgrades
  • Triage and resolve customer reported issues

What We Look For:

  • 5+ years of experience with backend software development
  • Server-side Python development experience, specifically for REST-style APIs
  • Production experience with one or more datastores, such as Redis, relational databases, ElasticSearch, etc
  • Experience with message queues such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, or similar
  • A strong understanding of containerization with experience implementing and deploying container-based solutions/software (e.g. Docker)
  • Modern source control proficiency (Git strongly preferred)

How To Really Get Our Attention:

  • Production experience using the Django framework
  • Production experience with the Kubernetes platform
  • Familiarity with logging, monitoring, and tracing tools such as Prometheus, Kibana, Sentry, Jaeger
  • Experience diagnosing problems in distributed systems
  • Practical knowledge of deploying and running software requiring GPUs
  • General web development experience

Technologies We Like:

  • Python, Django, Docker, Kubernetes, Linkerd, PostgreSQL, Prometheus, ElasticSearch, Kafka, RabbitMQ, GraphQL, ML libraries of many varieties

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
- 20 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)
- 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, and Washington D.C. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
 

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Location

1 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007

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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Company sponsored family events
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
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
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