Software Engineer - Full Stack

Kensho, Washington DC


We look for prolific, intellectually curious technologists who appreciate code, math, and beauty. We are on a mission to elucidate complex national security challenges through scientific, statistical, analytical, computational, and inspired study, all accessible though an elegant UI.

What You’ll Do:

  • Write server-side and user-facing applications for high-volume data analytics and processing
  • Design interfaces, APIs, and services that address immediate needs with an eye for future scaling and reuse
  • Analyze, transform, structure, and crunch data that is growing in size, diversity, and complexity
  • Write tests to ensure the functionality and reliability of the team's code
  • Quickly create a prototype and then iteratively transform it into awesome product

What We Look For:

  • At least one core expertise, such as python, graph databases, distributed computing, statistical/financial analysis, or (actually big) data
  • Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Personal projects, open source contributions, or portfolio of work
  • Strong mathematical and statistical background with proficiency using pandas/numpy/nltk/scikit-learn
  • Versatility to contribute across the entire stack and suite of products
  • Effective coding, documentation, and communication habits
  • Ability and credibility to lead a team
  • Experience at a top 10 technology company or financial institution

How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • Major technical contributor at a top 10 software company
  • Your open source projects show innovation and initiative
  • Research, publications, and patents

Technologies We Like:

  • JavaScript (and related frameworks), React, canvas, and d3js
  • Python and specifically Pandas, Numpy, scikit-learn, django, and celery
  • Infrastructures such as kubernetes, nginx, redis, and RabbitMQ
  • Data stores like PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, and various NoSQL alternatives
  • 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
  • Paid Military 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.

Kensho Technologies Inc. performs work for government agencies that require service providers to be United States citizens or nationals in order to have access to and work with such agencies' information. Applicants may be required to complete a background security investigation and receive a favorable adjudication to remain employed. Additional security investigations may be required from time to time, and failure to receive a favorable adjudication will be grounds for employment termination. The position will require the applicant to be screened by the Federal government to verify United States citizenship, and pass a security background investigation.

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.