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Junior Software Engineer - 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.


As an infrastructure engineer at Kensho you will be responsible for building systems and frameworks that will used by teams across the organization. You will be working on a team with experienced engineers and have an opportunity to learn and grow. As an engineer on the infrastructure team you have the opportunity to work on the core platform that hosts all our assets to building monitoring & alerting that identify the health of such services.


What You'll Do:


Design core, backend software components

Code using primarily python and shell scripting

Work with engineers on other teams to incorporate their ideas

Conduct design and code reviews

Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various system resources


What We Look For:


1-year of relevant work experience in software development.

Professional coding experience in Python, Java or Go.

Experience architecting and developing large scale distributed systems.

Experience in concurrency, multithreading and synchronization.

Familiarity with the Unix/Linux environments.


How to Really Get Our Attention:


Your github account showing practical, entrepreneurial initiative

You have experience building distributed systems or collaborated on a team developing internal tools.


Technologies We Love:


Kubernetes, gRPC, Grafana, Prometheus, Kafka, PostgresQL

Ubuntu linux or similar operating systems


Perks:


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

Unlimited vacation days

Paid Parental Leave

401(k) plan with employer match

Weekly provided lunch

Free 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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