250 - 500 employees
Public
B2B
Big Data & Analytics
FinTech & Payments
SaaS
Security
Technology Tools

Kensho Company Overview

Kensho deploys scalable machine learning and analytics systems across the most critical government and commercial institutions in the world to solve some of the hardest analytical problems of our time.

Backed by investors as diverse as Google Ventures, Goldman Sachs, and In-Q-Tel (the venture capital arm of the CIA), Kensho was founded out of MIT and Harvard in 2013. Kensho’s team members come from veteran positions at Google, Apple, and Facebook, as well as academia.

We are a diverse and spirited group of engineers and scientists who are accomplished analytical thinkers and passionate problem solvers. Together, our multi-talented team includes one of the seven members of the original Apple iPhone engineering team, PhD physicists, Quantum Computing PhDs (including the creator of the world’s first solid-state two-bit quantum processor with electron spins), the co-founder of Nowcasting at Google, and one of the youngest-ever entrants to Harvard College (age 15).

We are proud of individual accomplishments, as well as the collaborative environment we’ve built, and what we’re capable of as a team.

Jobs at Kensho

 
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Cambridge
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 a security focused software engineer at Kensho you are a thoughtful, collaborative...
IT/Systems/Networking
New York
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 the Head of Engineering in our NYC office, you are a motivating and inspiring...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
As a user experience designer at Kensho, you will articulate the future direction of Kenshos products. In your role you will be setting the bar for the next generation of analytics tools facilitating faster decision making in finance, defense, and beyond. Working closely with our end-users, product management, and engineering, you will be responsible for bringing simplicity, intuitiveness, and beauty to complex data-rich applications. The ideal candidate has a world-class portfolio with a demonstrated ability to successfully address user needs in a complex problem domain. What Youll Do:...
UX & Design
Cambridge
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...
IT/Systems/Networking
New York
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 abias towards actionto 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. We look for prolific, intellectually curious technologists who appreciate code, math...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
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 a senior software engineer on the Internal Tools & Test Infra Team, you...
IT/Systems/Networking
Cambridge
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 abias towards actionto 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 a Front-End Engineer, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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...
IT/Systems/Networking
Cambridge
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 a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative,...
IT/Systems/Networking
17 Dunster St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
One World Trade Center
New York, NY 10006

Blog

March 4, 2019
Separation of Concerns in Machine Learning Systems at ScaleWe love scikit-learn! Let me say it again- we love scikit-learn. It puts machine learning methods at our fingertips and simplifies chaining together complex models to understand our data. In fact, scikit-learn makes it almost too easy to use machine learning methods. You can call fit() with a neatly packaged estimator so quickly on some raw data that it’s easy to overlook data exploration. However, there are several design choices in ...
February 27, 2019
A Day in the Life, a series started by Kensho’s Diversity and Inclusion committee, showcases Kenshins and their day-to-day experiences.It’s 4:03am on a cold day in early January, and Jessi nudges Mark gently, “Can you change her?” There is, of course, only one correct answer to this. Mark lifts the surprisingly heavy Isadora, their beautiful 2-month-old baby, and zombie-walks down the hall from their bedroom to Isa’s nursery. In early-morning moments like this one, he always worries he...
January 16, 2019
Kensho’s Day in the Life series gives readers the opportunity to meet Kenshins and get a glimpse into their day-to-day.“Bye, Mama!” my little one sings as I kiss her goodbye and head out the door. It’s a little before 8:30 and I’ve already had a couple of hours with my girls greeting the day: getting everyone ready, listening to what’s on their minds, making them breakfast, packing lunches and backpacks, and walking my older daughter to the bus stop. I’ve also squeezed in a load of...
September 24, 2018
Kensho’s Day in the Life, a series started by the Diversity and Inclusion committee at Kensho, gives readers the opportunity to glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of these employees and their journeys in arriving where they are today.Hello, my name is Bukola and I’m a software engineer based in Kensho’s New York City office. This is a day in my life.Friday, August 10, 20186:00 am: I wake up to the upbeat hum of music rising around my room and quickly press snooze… three snoozes l...
January 22, 2018
At Kensho, we pride ourselves in having a community of employees who come from all different walks of life and who fill a wide array of intellectually challenging roles.Kensho’s Day in the Life, a series started by the Diversity and Inclusion committee at Kensho, gives readers the opportunity to glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of these employees and their journeys in arriving where they are today.Tuesday, October 3, 2017Don’t grind your teeth.Tony opens his eyes to the eggshell-wh...