Senior Software Engineer, Back End

| Greater NYC Area
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With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho is conducting all interviews and on-boarding activities remotely. At the present time, all employees are working remotely, until further notice. When the time comes to open our offices, Kensho will fully support those employees who would like to continue working remotely and not ask anyone to return to the office until they are comfortable.

At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the freedom, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. 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 a Back End Software Engineer on the Applications Team, you will be responsible for building the backend infrastructure that our web applications depend on. Our Applications Team is a tight-knit and high-velocity team that’s responsible for the web products across Kensho. 

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 growth oriented, 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 design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software
  • You will manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • You will write robust, scalable, and well-tested code for integrating all kinds of data into Kensho's systems
  • You will help make Kensho's data easily accessible internally through easy to use, performant and well documented APIs
  • You will work on rapidly prototyping new services to accommodate other projects and teams' needs
  • You will architect and build performant services with an emphasis on scalability and reliability

Technologies You’ll Use:

  • Django, Django REST Framework, Celery, Python3, PostgreSQL, gRPC
  • Git, Phabricator, Docker, Jenkins
  • SAML, OAuth

What You'll Need:

  • You have 3+ years developing web applications or other software within a team
  • You have experience working on web application back-ends and APIs
  • You demonstrate a strong understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • You have experience profiling and optimizing systems, especially distributed ones
  • You have familiarity designing and building wide-reaching systems
  • You communicate thoroughly and effectively

How to Really Get Our Attention

  • You have open source project contributions, research, publications, or patents demonstrating innovation and initiative
  • 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



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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