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Back End Software Engineer - Internal Tools & Test Infrastructure

Kensho
17 Dunster St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy and support needed to build amazing technology and products. To do this, we look for people who insist on a bias towards action to minimize unhelpful hierarchy and process. We collaborate using our teammates' diverse perspectives to solve hard problems. Our communication with one another is open, honest and efficient. We dedicate time and resources to explore new ideas and, as a result, we produce technology that is scalable, robust, and useful.


The Internal Tools & Test Infra Team builds tools, applications and infrastructure that enable Kensho teams to build high quality and reliable products. In this role, you will focus on development of APIs and back-end services that drive new and existing tools. Your end users are Kensho engineers and product managers, making the ability to iterate on feedback fast paced.



What You'll Do:


You will write robust, test-driven code

You will gather requirements and join in architecture discussions

You will identify and integrate use cases into new and existing tools


What We Look For:


You have 2+ years developing web applications, ideally in Python

You have experience working on web application back-ends and APIs

You demonstrate a strong understanding of algorithms and data structures

You can communicate thoroughly and effectively with stakeholders

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


How to Really Get Our Attention:


You collaborated on a team developing internal tools and/or web apps

You have performed database optimizations when necessary

You have familiarity with front-end development as well


Technologies We Love:


Django, Python3, PostgresQL, gRPC, Celery, Grafana, Kafka, Kubernetes

Ubuntu linux or similar operating systems


Perks:


Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with 100% premium covered

Unlimited vacation days

Paid Parental Leave4

401(k) plan with employer match

Weekly provided lunchFree snacks and drinks

Dog-friendly office

Cardio machines and weights in the office

Hubway (bike sharing program) membership


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


Category: IT/Systems/Networking
Full-time

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