Software Engineer, Core API

Kensho Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 1 week ago

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 Core API Engineer on the Knowledge team, you will be responsible for applying cutting-edge database and distributed systems ideas to solve real-world data problems. Also, because we firmly believe in giving back to the community, you will contribute to the open-source projects that our projects rely on.

Here are some awesome projects worked on by our Graph Infrastructure Engineers:

  • Open-source, optimizing GraphQL-to-database-queries compiler (blog post)
  • Topological query scheduler for the OrientDB open-source graph database (pull request)
  • Fault-tolerant distributed worker system that syncs data in the graph with our many data sources.

Are you looking to make impactful, scalable contributions that could transform the way people think about data? If so, we would love to help you excel here at Kensho. We take pride in our team-based, tightly-knit Kenshin community that provides our employees with a collaborative, supportive environment that brings transparency to the biggest challenges in data.

What You'll Do:

  • Contribute to our open-source optimizing GraphQL compiler

  • Implement and apply static analysis for early detection of bugs and security issues

  • Design flexible caching, load-balancing and query execution infrastructure with an eye toward scalability and performance

What We Look For:

  • At least one core expertise, such as experience working with distributed systems, databases or compilers

  • Strong understanding of algorithms and data structures

  • Attention to detail and thoroughness, including documentation and testing

  • Desire to build a strong, collaborative engineering culture as a code reviewer, mentor, and teammate

How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • Major contributor on the backend or infrastructure teams of a top company

  • Open-source project contributions showing innovation and initiative

  • 2+ years of experience with large-scale computer systems or graph databases

  • Participation and awards at math or programming olympiads (e.g. IMO or IOI)

  • Relevant research or publications

Technologies We Like:

  • Python

  • Kubernetes

  • PostgreSQL

  • Redis

  • OrientDB

  • gRPC

  • Prometheus


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with 100% premium covered

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off

  • 18 weeks of Paid Parental Leave

  • 401(k) plan with employer matching

  • Company matching on donations to non-profit charities

  • $20,000 tuition assistance for courses relevant to your role

  • Free snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches

  • Stipend towards commuter or gym reimbursement

  • Bike-sharing program membership

  • Ability to learn and receive mentorship from world-class engineers

  • Opportunity to expand your 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 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.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Sr Software Engineer

Microsoft Corporation

Posted 5 days ago

VIEW JOBS 9/13/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-12-12T00:00 Are you passionate about using your engineering skills to create new experiences for people, both internal and external to Microsoft? Do you love collaborating with others to produce innovative products and concepts? The Garage team is looking for a passionate Senior Software Engineer to help lead us as we grow the next generation of Microsoft talent, build amazing experiences for our employees, business teams and customers, and embody our "doers, not talkers" mindset. In this role, you'll guide our efforts by: leading our teams of software engineering interns, working with our partner engineering teams to build strategic examples of innovation, and working with our local teams in Cambridge, MA to help bring the magic of Microsoft technology to everyone. As a tightly connected community of engineers, program managers, etc. at Microsoft, we in The Garage embrace programs, internships, offerings and facilities that drive hack culture, experiments and learning. Across the company, Microsoft employees and teams build small scale projects, conduct experiments, and have a variety of learning opportunities through The Garage. As a part of our global Garage team, you'll have an opportunity to collaborate across many teams and people, helping to shape our engineering teams' best practices, while building products and services that delight our customers. In this role you'll work on the Garage Internship program to evolve and grow the program using data from previous internships and input from Garage leadership. Your focus on great engineering will help us ensure that we deliver amazing, complete, customer focused prototypes and products. You'll also be involved firsthand in building our diverse, high-performance intern teams by being active in recruiting and hiring. Successful candidates will have proven records of practicing inclusive hiring and screening. If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in exploring, we'd love to receive your application! Required Qualifications: * Bachelors and/or advanced degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field * 4+ years of experience as a software engineer * 1+ years of experience in a people manager and/or lead role * Passion for learning, technology – and experience running and participating in hackathons. While the below qualifications may help expedite your ramp when you start, they are not necessary pre-requisites for success in this role: * Building AI-powered experiences using APIs like Microsoft Cognitive Services * Working with CNTK, tensor flow and similar toolkits to create machine learning models * Mentoring and growing junior teams of software engineers and/or data scientists * Collaborating and negotiating with partner teams working on shared goals * Consuming, creating, and contributing to open source software projects * Working in cross-discipline teams with UX, Art and Motion Graphics, Marketing, and other non-engineering disciplines * Building, producing and delivering impactful experiments and events. * Strong external network including the start-up, maker and local communities based in New England * Relationships with our partner and competitive companies, and academic relationships with local universities Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. Responsibilities for this position include: * Engaging Our Workforce * Develop compelling programming for our interns and employees in the New England that drive a growth mindset, intellectual curiosity and new ways of problem solving. * Building or curating offerings to drive networking, sharing and transparency. * Be a key member of the Garage global network and join other leaders sharing best practices across Garage sites around the world. These sites include: Redmond, China, Boston, Vancouver, Israel, and India. * Coordinate with the Garage in other Global Development Centers worldwide to re-use content and offerings. * Engaging Industry * Bring great outside perspective into the Garage at NERD for our employees and interns. * Find interesting and intriguing technology and projects that might be run by Garage interns, academia, partners, customer and competitors. * Help create exposure and dialogs between Microsoft and emerging technologies to keep us aware of the cutting edge. * Break with tradition and be creative in shaping how Microsoft participates in the local ecosystem. * Taking your knowledge of NERD engineering projects and internal culture to showcase the best of Microsoft to others in Microsoft New England. * Experimentation * Pick and lead 1 or 2 experimental projects to drive from The Garage. * Capitalize on university, local, and ecosystem talent to make a bet on a strategically interesting experiment. Microsoft Corporation Cambridge MA

Software Engineer, Core API