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Software Engineer Intern

Kensho

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 world’s 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 Kensho’s advanced machine learning and analytics applications, so you will apply cutting-edge compiler, database, and distributed systems ideas to empower your teammates and collaborate on solving difficult real-world data problems. 

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 You'll Do

    • Work on one or more projects to develop web applications for both internal and external users
    • Collaborate with the Design team to create awesome UX and beautiful frontends
    • Quickly prototype and iterate to refine and improve projects
    • Write tests and learn how to generally ensure application stability and reliability
    • Optionally work with our Impact team to use our skills to help the world
    • Learn collaboratively with a mentor and hopefully teach us something!

Technologies You’ll Use

    • React, Javascript (ES2020, ESNext), TypeScript, Emotion (CSS in JS generally), Webpack, Docker, Kubernetes, Jest, Puppeteer, Unit Tests

What We Look For

    • Experience with core web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
    • General understanding of algorithms, data structures, and code patterns used in web development
    • Effective written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
    • Desire to learn and grow as a software engineer
    • Personal projects or contributions to open source software

How to Really Get Our Attention

    • Major project work/contributions we can check out
    • Research, publications, patents
Benefits & Perks:

At Kensho, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-market benefits, including:
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance - 100% company paid premiums
Unlimited Paid Time Off
20 weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave (paternity and maternity)
401(k) plan with 6% employer matching
Generous company matching on donations to non-profit charities
Up to $20,000 tuition assistance toward degree programs, plus up to $4,000/year for ongoing professional education such as industry conferences
Plentiful snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches
Dog-friendly office (CAM office)
In-office gyms and showers (CAM, DC) or Equinox membership (LA, NYC)
Stipend towards commuter or gym reimbursement
Bike sharing program memberships
Compassion leave and elder care leave
Mentoring and additional learning opportunities
Opportunity to expand professional network and participate in conferences and events

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.

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