Front-End Platform Engineer at Kensho

1 week ago Development & Programming Middle Full-Time
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As a Front-End Platform Engineer in the Applications group, you'll develop software, systems, and processes that accelerate the company's ability to build high-quality, performant web applications.


What You'll Need:

  • At least 4 years of experience in web technologies.
  • General familiarity with the web ecosystem and practices.
  • Specific interest in cross-team front-end platform work.
  • Strong communication skills: ability to ask the right questions, be thoughtful about who to include in discussions, balance needs, etc.
  • Self-motivated style of working: ability to manage competing priorities, estimate sensible timelines, continuously learn where necessary to fill in knowledge gaps, etc.

Technology You'll Encounter:

  • TypeScript, React, Node.js, HTML, CSS
  • Git, Jsonnet, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes


Description

At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting-edge technology and products. We produce a suite of AI-powered solutions that solves the challenges of the largest, most successful businesses and institutions, helping them make sense of a world full of messy data.

Kensho’s Applications group develops the software that delivers Kensho’s AI capabilities to our customers. Our teams are small, product-focused, and intent on shipping high-quality code that best leverages our efforts. We’re collegial, humble, and inquisitive, and we delight in learning from teammates with backgrounds, skills, and interests different from our own.

As a Front-End Platform Engineer in the Applications group, you'll develop software, systems, and processes that accelerate the company's ability to build high-quality, performant web applications. You'll work closely with a small team of platform engineers, learning needs and pain points that are shared across Applications' product teams and building reusable solutions in the form of libraries, architecture recommendations, tooling, deployment systems, etc., that allow product teams to iterate more quickly and effectively. You'll collaborate with colleagues from Design, Product, and Infrastructure, and you'll work to share general front-end knowledge across our engineering organization.

At Kensho, we believe in flexibility-first, and give our employees the opportunity to work from where they feel most productive and engaged (must be in the United States). We also value in-person collaboration, so there may be times when travel to one of our Kensho hubs (NY/DC/MA) will be required for team meetings or company events.

What You'll Do:

  • Build software to improve product iteration speed, such as internal libraries, DX tools, deployment systems, etc.
  • Meet with stakeholders across web product teams to understand current and future pain points, and collaborate to design immediate and long-term solutions.
  • Develop recommendations for product architecture design, language practices, library choices, etc., and share them across the engineering organization.
  • Over time, promote high-quality engineering practices across the organization through tech talks, code review, mentorship, etc.

What You'll Need:

  • At least 4 years of experience in web technologies.
  • General familiarity with the web ecosystem and practices.
  • Specific interest in cross-team front-end platform work.
  • Strong communication skills: ability to ask the right questions, be thoughtful about who to include in discussions, balance needs, etc.
  • Self-motivated style of working: ability to manage competing priorities, estimate sensible timelines, continuously learn where necessary to fill in knowledge gaps, etc.

Technology You'll Encounter:

TypeScript, React, Node.js, HTML, CSS

Git, Jsonnet, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes

At Kensho, we pride ourselves on providing top-of-market benefits, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 100% company paid premiums
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 26 weeks of 100% paid Parental Leave (paternity and maternity)
  • 401(k) plan with 6% employer matching
  • Generous company matching on donations to non-profit charities
  • Up to $20,000 tuition assistance toward degree programs, plus up to $4,000/year for ongoing professional education such as industry conferences
  • Plentiful snacks, drinks, and regularly catered lunches
  • Dog-friendly office (CAM office)
  • In-office gyms and showers (CAM, DC)
  • Bike sharing program memberships
  • Compassion leave and elder care leave
  • Mentoring and additional learning opportunities
  • Opportunity to expand 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. 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, and Washington D.C. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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