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.

Insights

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Culture

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 Culture & Team

  • Values
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Benefits

Go Team!

We put the team before ourselves. We aren’t selfish. We disagree but commit

Empowerment

We prefer a flat hierarchy, and don’t pay much attention to titles. We encourage intelligent risk-taking; we like action, and we don’t waste time

Inclusion

We encourage differences: we respect and seek out backgrounds and opinions that are different from our own

Open Communication

We default to openness and happily acknowledge and embrace failures so we can learn from them

Pursuit of Excellence

We never sacrifice our high bar and optimize under the assumption that quality work hours from the best people are the scarcest resource

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.

Health, vision and dental insurance that covers you and your family … and more
Paid parental leave, flexible working hours for those with families … and more
401k matching, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance … and more