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.
As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves building the infrastructure that helps others do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. In this role you will have to ensure that Kensho's services both internally critical and external facing ones have reliability and uptime based on user's expectations. You will be working closely with our team of Infrastructure and Application engineers to come up with scalable solutions.
What You'll Do
Run and stabilize Kensho's production services that support critical financial applications and backend processes.
Monitor, maintain and help scale services that are integrated into S&P's platform.
Manage end-to-end availability and performance of critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence. Add, tune and maintain alert configurations and documentation as needed.
Design and build advanced automated operational and deployment frameworks alongside tooling and infrastructure to help engineering teams measure and increase their velocity.
Cultivate full-team participation in high quality, thoughtful software.
Participate in on-call / production support rotation as required.
What We Look For
3+ years of experience
Experience engineering and supporting production services in a modern, containerized cloud environment
Expertise in scalable testing, automation, continuous integration frameworks and best practices
Desire to build a strong, operationally minded engineering culture
Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
Advocate best practices for documentation, communication, testing and configuration
Thoughtful and collaborative code reviewer and teammate
How To Really Get Our Attention
Major technical contributor at a top 10 software company
Your open source projects show innovation and initiative
Experience with supporting a high throughput production platform
Research, publications, and patents
Technologies We Like
Kubernetes, HAProxy, Jenkins, Git, Docker
Prometheus, AlertManager, Kibana, Grafana
Elasticsearch, Postgres, Kafka
Benefits & Perks
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance - 100% company paid premiums
Unlimited Paid Time Off
18 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
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
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 for $550M, the largest FinTech AI acquisition ever. 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.