1+ months

Site Reliability Engineer - Infrastructure

Kensho Technologies
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

At Kensho, we hire talented people and give them the autonomy and support needed to build amazing technology and products. To do this, we look for people who insist on a bias towards action to minimize unhelpful hierarchy and process. We collaborate using our teammates' diverse perspectives to solve hard problems. Our communication with one another is open, honest and efficient. We dedicate time and resources to explore new ideas and, as a result, we produce technology that is scalable, robust, and useful.

As a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Kensho, you are a thoughtful, collaborative, and dynamic technologist who loves building the infrastructure that helps others do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. In this role you will have to ensure that Kensho’s services both internally critical and external facing ones have reliability and uptime based on user’s expectations.

What You'll Do:

  • Run Kensho’s production services that support critical financial web applications.

  • Monitor, maintain and help scale services that are integrated into S&P’s platform.

  • Manage end-to-end availability and performance of critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence.

  • Design and build advanced automated operational and deployment frameworks alongside tooling and infrastructure to help engineering teams measure and increase their velocity

  • Cultivate full-team participation in high quality, thoughtful software

  • Periodic “pager-duty” is required


What We Look For:

  • 3+ years of experience

  • Experience running production services in a modern, containerized cloud environment

  • Expertise in automated and scalable testing, automation, and continuous integration frameworks and best practices

  • Desire to build a strong, operationally minded engineering culture

  • Practical understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns

  • Effective coding, documentation, and communication habits

  • Thoughtful and collaborative code reviewer and teammate


How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • Major technical contributor at a top 10 software company

  • Your open source projects show innovation and initiative

  • Hedge fund or major financial institution trading experience

  • Research, publications, and patents

Technologies We Like:

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


  • 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

  • Access to 1 WTC Sky Lobby, discounts at local stores

  • Citi Bike membership

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


Posted: 2019-03-11 Expires: 2019-05-10

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