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Kensho Company Overview

Founded out of Harvard and MIT in 2013, Kensho received backing from Google Ventures, leading financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase and S&P Global, and the venture capital arm of the CIA, In-Q-Tel.

Over five years the team at Kensho built analytical products used by some of the world’s biggest financial institutions and the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Kensho was acquired by S&P Global in 2018, and continues to operate independently, retaining its distinct brand and culture in its headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Jobs at Kensho

 
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With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho fully supports remote interviewing and onboarding procedures. At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. As a result, we produce technology that is scalable, robust, and solves the challenges of one of the worlds largest, most successful financial institutions. As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will be responsible for tackling a wide range of problems from natural...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho fully supports remote interviewing and onboarding procedures. 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...
IT/Systems/Networking
Cambridge
With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho fully supports remote interviewing and onboarding procedures. At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting-edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. As a result, we produce technology that solves the challenges of one of the worlds largest, most successful financial institutions. As the team lead for the Query Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for helping each team member realize his or her full potential...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho fully supports remote interviewing and onboarding procedures. At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. As a result, we produce technology that is scalable, robust, and solves the challenges of one of the worlds largest, most successful financial institutions. As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will be responsible for tackling a wide range of problems from natural...
Data Science / Machine Learning
Cambridge
With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho fully supports remote interviewing and onboarding procedures. At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. As a result, we produce technology that solves the challenges of one of the worlds largest, most successful financial institutions. As a Senior Software Engineer, Site Reliability (SRE) at Kensho, you will ensure that Kenshos services, both internally-critical and...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho fully supports remote interviewing and onboarding procedures. At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. As a result, we produce technology that solves the challenges of one of the worlds largest, most successful financial institutions. As a mid-level Software Engineer, Site Reliability (SRE) at Kensho, you will ensure that Kenshos services, both internally-critical and...
Software Engineering/QA

Why join Kensho?

At Kensho, you have the opportunity to benefit from the collaboration and innovation of a startup environment while also leveraging the resources of one of the world’s largest and most successful financial institutions, S&P Global.

Kensho acts as S&P’s innovation and transformation hub, enabling it and its clients to use information more intelligently and effectively. Here you will have the opportunity to create impactful, scalable contributions that have the potential to transform the way the world thinks about data.

You will get to work with a diverse and inclusive group of curious, highly accomplished engineers and business professionals who value collaboration, curiosity, and mentorship at all levels. Here at Kensho, swinging for the fences is considered a team sport, and every Kenshin’s unique perspective and experiences are valued. You will never be “just a number” at Kensho.

Kensho Diversity & Inclusion

Kenshins are open-minded, intellectual, and invite the diverse perspectives of our team’s global background. Our culture empowers everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to work where every Kenshin’s unique perspective and experiences are valued. We know that building a diverse team of people with different backgrounds and experience spurs innovation, and helps us make better decisions and build better products.

Kensho continues to recognize, promote, and add to our diverse talent in a number of ways. We value diversity at the senior engineering and management levels and celebrate our diverse talent across all organizational levels. Kenshins participate in industry events such as Grace Hopper, support other programs that highlight the development of diverse talent in tech, and we are committed to attracting candidates from many backgrounds.

Kensho Culture & Team

Predrag Gruevski, Kensho
Predrag Gruevski
System Architecture Engineer

"Kensho has been using GraphQL in a highly unusual way — by compiling each query directly into a single, optimized database query. Our GraphQL compiler is now available to the community as an open-source project."

Bukola Ayodele Kensho
Bukola Ayodele
Software Engineer

"One of the great things about working at Kensho is how much ownership you have over your work. Engineers are encouraged to take charge, and you have a lot of say on the direction of your project."

Anthony Liu Kensho
Anthony Liu
ML Engineer

"I'm a lot less cynical about finance than I was before. Having studied a lot of its more complicated products in depth, I undertand more of their purpose, what they're trying to do, how they're trying to function."

Adam Norbury Kensho
Adam Norbury
UX/UI Design

"Work-life balance at Kensho is perfect for me. You're given a lot of autonomy in work schedule and location. I have two small children and the rest of my family live in the UK. Working at Kensho, I'm solving really cool and interesting problems AND I get time to spend with all my family."

Aron Szanto Kensho
Aron Szanto
ML Engineer

"What makes Kensho so amazing is its intellectual diversity. At any one point, there's probably a high-level discussion about abstract type systems going on right next to a rip-roaring chess game, all supervised by two or three adorable puppies."

Adity Dokania Kensho
Adity Dokania
Head of Infrastructure & DevOps

"Kensh-ins know how to keep the work environment fun and lively. In the past we have had multiple social activities keeping in mind the diverse set of employees. We have hosted ping pong tournaments, TGITs, bowling, kayaking, board games, poker & trivia nights to name a few."

Michaela Shtilman‑Minkin Kensho
Michaela Shtilman‑Minkin
Software Engineer

My advice to candidates is to be honest about what you know and don't know and don't hesitate to ask questions. Kenshins are intellectually curious, humble, and honest - if we don't know something, we are not afraid to admit it and look for an answer amongst our peers, who are brilliant and eager to help.

Minh Jennifer Radel Kensho
Minh Jennifer Radel
Software Engineer

"As an engineer, I have always wanted my job to intellectually challenge me. However, I have also always wanted a supportive network of understanding and kind people. I believe most jobs can offer you exposure to the latest technologies and tools, but Kensho is unique for providing me both interesting problems and a genuinely authentic and caring culture."

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May 5, 2020
Many of the recent advances in deep learning revolve around leveraging unstructured and unsupervised data. Using such data is particularly prevalent in speech and language modeling, for example, where the top models use a variety of pre-training objectives on unsupervised text corpora.¹²³ It has also gained traction in other fields. In a recent paper, Quoc Le‘s group. improved ImageNet top-1 accuracy by an astonishing two percent using a student-teacher setup and nearly 300 million pseudo-l...
April 16, 2020
As part of Kensho’s 2020 community impact initiative, Kenshins have been volunteering their data science skills to help a Boston-area organization called Speak for the Trees, Boston (SFTTBos) to improve their collection and analysis of data about greater Boston’s urban forest.Speak for the Trees is working on a multi-year volunteer and resident-led project to conduct a comprehensive census of all street trees in Boston. This involves documenting the location, planting site characteristics, ...
March 25, 2020
We are proud to be open sourcing special_k, Kensho’s custom machine learning model serialization package. special_k makes it easy to safely save model code, weights, and parameters, with support for both popular existing serialization frameworks and custom serialization formats. It’s well suited for production systems and local workstations, and provides strong statistical and security guarantees. The Kensho team has been using and refining this library in house for the past year, and we are...
February 27, 2020
Last week Kensho’s Data and Infrastructure teams open-sourced Eagr, a collection of utilities for making gRPC easier to use in Python. Eagr is used to build our internal gRPC apps and interfaces.gRPC’s flexibility in use, customization, and interfacing makes it an incredibly appealing option for building web apps and interfaces. Extending a gRPC service and client to be production-ready, however, can be a complex undertaking. Desired feature sets often aim to accommodate transparency for an ...
February 5, 2020
At Kensho, we often build tools to help analysts make sense of financial information. Much of this information is expressed in natural…Continue reading on Kensho Blog »...