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Software Engineer, Site Reliability

$110k – $160k AngelList Est.
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With the continued impact of COVID-19 and social distancing measures, Kensho fully supports remote interviewing and onboarding procedures.

At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy, support, and resources needed to build cutting edge technology and products for our parent company, S&P Global. As a result, we produce technology that solves the challenges of one of the world’s largest, most successful financial institutions. As a mid-level Software Engineer, Site Reliability (SRE) at Kensho, you will ensure that Kensho’s services, both internally-critical and customer-facing, have reliability and uptime based on users' expectations. You will work closely with our team of Infrastructure and Application Engineers to come up with scalable solutions. You will also be working with Technical Architects, Product and Engineering Managers and Application Developers to ensure stability and identify critical improvements. Are you an experienced Site Reliability Engineer and thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves building the infrastructure that helps others do their jobs more effectively and efficiently? If so, we would love to help you excel here at Kensho. We take pride in our team-based, tightly-knit startup Kenshin community that provides our employees with a collaborative, communicative environment that brings transparency to the biggest challenges in data.

What You'll Do

  • You will run and stabilize Kensho’s production services that support critical financial applications and backend processes.
  • You will monitor, maintain and help scale services that are integrated into S&P’s platform.
  • You will manage end-to-end availability and performance of critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence.
  • You will add, tune and maintain alert configurations and documentation as needed.
  • You will design and build advanced automated operational and deployment frameworks alongside tooling and infrastructure to help engineering teams measure and increase their velocity.
  • You will cultivate full-team participation in high quality, thoughtful software.
  • You will coordinate and train production support team as needed.
  • You will participate in on-call/production support.

Technologies You’ll Use

  • Kubernetes, HAProxy, Jenkins, Git, Docker, Kafka, Prometheus, Kibana, Elasticsearch, Grafana, Postgres

Required Skills, Knowledge & Experience

  • You have 3+ years of experience
  • You are fluent in any one of the modern programming languages (Python, Java, Go, C++, etc.)
  • You have strong experience with coding and debugging
  • You demonstrate a practical understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Ideally, you also have DevOps experience and can demonstrate skills in any of the following:
  • Automation for CI/CD pipeline using scripting (Groovy preferred)
  • Kubernetes and strong networking fundamentals
  • Engineering and supporting production services in a modern, containerized cloud environment
  • Scalable testing, automation, continuous integration frameworks and best practices

How to Really Get Our Attention

  • You have been a major technical contributor in a big project
  • Your open source projects show innovation and initiative
  • You have research, publications, and patents, if any

Benefits & Perks

  • 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
  • 18 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) or Equinox membership (LA, NYC)
  • Stipend towards commuter or gym reimbursement
  • 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
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Kensho at a glance

Intelligent Financial Analysis

Kensho focuses on Financial Services, Analytics, Big Data Analytics, and Federal Government. Their company has offices in New York City and Cambridge. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Kensho has raised $120.6M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2018.

You can view their website at https://kensho.com or find them on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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