Cleared Full-Stack Java Developer

Kensho, Washington DC


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 Cleared Full-Stack Java Developer at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and
dynamic technologist who’s as comfortable working with web technologies on the front end as
you are digging into backend datastore tasks. In this role you will support Kensho’s Visallo
customers in environments requiring high-level security clearances.

What You'll Do

  • Develop custom software extensions of our commercial product to address unique customer
  • needs
  • Support auditing, monitoring, and analytical analysis of user data
  • Manage all aspects of customer deployments of Visallo software
  • Triage and resolve customer reported issues

What We Look For

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Production experience with the AWS platform, specifically with EC2, RDS, and S3
  • Experience diagnosing problems in distributed systems
  • Strong Java and JavaScript skills and a deep language understanding of both
  • Understanding of UX and UI design
  • Strong UNIX/Linux administration skills

  • This position requires an active TS/SCI FSP clearance. Please do not apply unless you have a currently active TS/SCI FSP clearance.

How to Really Get Our Attention

  • Advanced knowledge of any of the following: Elasticsearch, MySQL, LDAP, X.509
  • Hands-on experience using Docker
  • Experience writing, editing, and maintaining bash, ruby, and/or python scripts

Technologies We Like

  • Java, Elasticsearch, MySQL, AWS, Git, Docker, Tomcat


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance with 100% premium covered
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Free snacks and drinks

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

About Kensho

Kensho is a Data Analytics and Machine Intelligence Company Kensho deploys scalable machine learning and analytics systems across the most critical government and commercial institutions in the world to solve some of the hardest analytical problems of our time.

Want to learn more about Kensho? Visit Kensho's website.