Software Engineer - Front End

Kensho, Cambridge, MA


You are a thorough, thoughtful, fast-moving technologist who loves building applications for a diverse, complex, and messy world. You think deeply about workflow, intuitiveness, presentation, and speed both within the current UI and across all available UIs in the application. You are passionate about presenting meaningful analysis and data in an elegant, problem-solving manner, always mindful of testing, component reuse, and code health.

We look for prolific, intellectually curious technologists who appreciate code, math, and beauty.  We are on a mission to clarify complex data through scientific, statistical, analytical, computational, and inspired study. You will be joining a team of veterans from Google, Apple, and Facebook, as well as academia. 

What You'll Do:

  • Build a robust application platform for analytics, data visualization, and exploration
  • Target modern browsers
  • Interface with a diverse financial user base, asset classes, and workflows
  • Utilize local caching and generic APIs for a responsive and enjoyable UI
  • Allow users to explore data sets both extremely large and very targeted
  • Dig into data analysis and think deeply about statistics, application workflows, and their meanings
  • Design widgets and styling for appropriate reuse and code base health
  • Quickly create an end-to-end and then iteratively transform it
  • 2+ years of experience

What We Look For:

  • Desire to work on diverse sets of financial and related data
  • Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Effective coding, documentation, and communication habits
  • Thoughtful and collaborative code reviewing and teamwork
  • Budgeting test writing into estimates and deadlines

How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • Major technical contributor at a top software company
  • Hedge fund or major financial institution software engineering expertise
  • Open source projects, research, publications, and patents showing innovation and initiative

Technologies We Like:

  • JavaScript (and related frameworks), React, redux, canvas and d3.js
  • Ubuntu linux or similar
  • Development and debugging tools like Git, Jenkins, Selenium


  • 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
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Cardio machines and weights in the office
  • Hubway (bike sharing program) membership
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.