: Summer Intern 2021: Software Engineer, Back-End
44 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Employee Testimonials

Predrag Gruevski, Kensho
Bukola Ayodele Kensho

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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 think about data? If so, we would love to help you excel here at Kensho. We take pride in our tightly-knit, team-based community that provides our Kenshins with a collaborative, supportive environment to bring transparency to the biggest challenges in data.

What Were Working On

  • A web application for viewing financial filings and transcripts
  • Scaling our products up to a global scale
  • A game changing tool for oil analysts within S&P Global
  • A portal for new customers to interact with and purchase some of our cutting edge ML services

What Youll Do

  • Work closely with our front-end, design, and API services teams to build products our end users will love
  • Write server-side and user-facing python applications for high-volume data analytics and processing
  • Design interfaces, APIs and services that address immediate needs with an eye for future scaling and reuse
  • Analyze, transform, structure and crunch data that is growing in size, diversity and complexity
  • Write tests to ensure the functionality and reliability of the team's code
  • Quickly create a prototype and then iteratively transform it into a robust application

Technologies Youll Use

  • Python and specifically Pandas, Numpy, scikit-learn, django and celery
  • Infrastructure such as kubernetes, nginx, redis, and RabbitMQ
  • Data stores like PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch and various NoSQL alternatives
  • Development and debugging tools like Git, Jenkins, Selenium

What We Look For

  • At least one core expertise, such as Python, distributed computing, or (actually big) data
  • Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Personal projects, open source contributions or portfolio of work
  • Strong mathematical and statistical background with proficiency using pandas/numpy/nltk/scikit-learn
  • Versatility to contribute across the entire stack and suite of products
  • Effective coding, documentation and communication habits
  • Experience at a top technology company or financial institution

How to Really Get Our Attention

  • Major technical contributor at a top software company
  • Contribution to open-source projects showing innovation and initiative
  • Research, publications and patents


About Kensho

Kensho uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data visualization techniques to solve some of the hardest analytical problems and create breakthrough financial intelligence solutions for our parent company, S&P Global.

Kensho was founded in 2013 by Harvard & MIT alums and was acquired by S&P Global in 2018. Kensho continues to operate as a startup in order to maintain our distinct, independent brand and to promote our breakthrough, innovative culture. Our team of Kenshins enjoy a dynamic and collaborative work environment that runs autonomously from S&P, while leveraging the unparalleled breadth and depth of data and resources available as part of S&P Global.

As Kenshins, we pride ourselves on maintaining an innovative culture that depends on diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer that welcomes future Kenshins with all experiences and perspectives. Kensho is headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with offices in New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

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."