101 - 250 employees
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Big Data & Analytics
Enterprise Software / SaaS
FinTech & Payments
Security

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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Cambridge
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,...
Analytics & Data Science
Cambridge
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,...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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,...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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 Software Engineer on the Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for building systems and frameworks that will be used by teams across the organization. You will be working on a team with experienced engineers and have an opportunity to learn and...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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 software engineering intern on our Query Infrastructure team, you will work on a highly advanced cross-database querying platform capable of finding and providing data from a wide variety of sources, from SQL databases to S3 buckets. This platform underpins Kenshos advanced machine...
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. Are you looking to make impactful, scalable contributions that transform the way we...
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. Are you looking to make impactful, scalable contributions that transform the way we...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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,...
Analytics & Data Science
Cambridge
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,...
Software Engineering/QA
New York
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,...
Software Engineering/QA
Cambridge
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,...
IT/Systems/Networking

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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September 1, 2020
In August, Kensho announced that Melissa Whitehead is taking on the role of Kensho’s Chief Technology Officer. We’re excited to have her in this role and wanted to share more details about her background, her time with Kensho, and her plans for the engineering organization.Melissa Whitehead is taking on the role of Kensho’s Chief Technology OfficerMelissa started her career in technology earning a computer science degree from the University of Michigan. After graduating, she worked for 7 y...
August 13, 2020
By Noel CalhounWhat happens when you give world-class analysts the best data-driven research platform on the planet? You get analysts with super powers.Koto is the national security and risk division of Kensho Technologies and we are focused on building the next generation of geopolitical analytics software using the latest breakthroughs in natural language processing, machine learning, and data visualization. We are intimately familiar with the challenges analysts face; the deluge of open sou...
August 13, 2020
By Jay UlfelderAfter 37 years in power, a coup has finally toppled Zimbabwe’s longtime leader, Robert Mugabe. Many Zimbabweans and foreign observers are celebrating Mugabe’s downfall as an opportunity for economic revival and political reform. So, how likely is it that we’ll see significant democratization in Zimbabwe in the next few years?We usually try to answer questions like this one by digging into the details of the case of interest. How organized and cohesive are pro-democracy for...
August 13, 2020
By David BenderAfter decades of risk-averse octogenarian kings, Saudi Arabia’s young, ambitious Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (MBS) recent purge of senior figures in the Kingdom and promotion of the bold Vision 2030 reform plan represents an unprecedented effort at economic and social transformation. The success or failure of the reform plan for the world’s largest oil exporter has consequences for not only the Kingdom’s internal stability, but also for global energy markets and Mi...
August 12, 2020
By Jay UlfelderThe coup in Zimbabwe in November ended the second-longest interlude between coup attempts worldwide in modern history. Nearly 500 days passed between the failed putsch in Turkey in July 2016 and last month’s move against President Mugabe. The longest interlude occurred a decade earlier, when more than 600 days passed between successful coups in Fiji in December 2006 and Mauritania in August 2008.Those two data points suggest that lulls between coup attempts have grown longer, ...