Software Engineer - Internship Summer 2018

Kensho, Washington DC


We look for prolific, intellectually curious technologists who appreciate code, math and beauty.  We are on a mission to elucidate complex data 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 financial 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, 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 technology company or financial institution

How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • Major technical contributor at a top software company
  • Contribution to open-source projects showing innovation and initiative
  • Research, publications, and patents

Technologies We Like:

  • JavaScript (and related frameworks), React, canvas, and d3.js
  • 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
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.