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Machine Learning and AI, Lead

| Greater LA Area
We are looking for a talented and creative individual to lead our team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers in Los Angeles, CA. Kensho Engineers tackle a wide range of problems from timeseries prediction to natural language processing and are passionate about building machine learning systems on real world data. Do you have extensive experience applying a range of machine learning models to a diverse set of problems? Do you enjoy moving beyond the theoretic confines of academia to apply your tradecraft in the real world? Does producing data driven products that will empower decision makers at all levels of the global banking industry and beyond excite you? If so, we want to hear from you.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build and lead a team of 10 - 12 Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers
  • Work closely with the Global Head of Machine Learning in Cambridge, Massachusetts to define projects and deliverables
  • Conduct original research on large proprietary and open source data sets
  • Identify, research, prototype and build predictive products
  • Build cutting edge models for understanding vast amounts of textual data
  • Write production-ready code
  • Write tests to ensure the robustness and reliability of your production ready models

What We Look For:

  • 5+ years of experience at a top technology company
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics preferred
  • At least one core programming expertise, such as python (NumPy, SciPy, Pandas), MATLAB, or R
  • Experience with advanced machine learning methods
  • Strong statistical knowledge, intuition and experience applying machine learning models to real data
  • Stellar ability to communicate even the most complicated methods and results to a broad, often non-technical audience
  • Effective coding, documentation and communication habits

How to Really Get Our Attention:

  • PhD from top university
  • 2+ years experience managing and growing a team
  • Your github/kaggle account showing ambitious yet practical initiative

Technologies We Like:

  • Python and specifically Numpy, SciPy, Pandas, scikit-learn
  • Neural network packages like TensorFlow and Torch
  • ML packages like LightGBM and XGBoost


  • 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

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

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • OramaFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OrientDBDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • ProsperworksCRM
    • MailChimpEmail


Our office has ocean views and is only a 10 min drive from Santa Monica & Venice.

An Insider's view of Kensho Technologies

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

When I told Kensho I was expecting my first child, the CEO called to congratulate me and encourage me to take the full 28 weeks off. Two months before the birth, Kensho promoted me to a new role with more responsibility.

Whitney Melford

Product Manager

What are Kensho Technologies Perks + Benefits

Kensho Technologies Benefits Overview

At Kensho you are a human first, and an employee second.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Kensho's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,650 annually for the employee, and $5,000 for dependents.
Dental Benefits
Dental insurance premiums are 100% covered by Kensho
Vision Benefits
Vision premiums are 100% covered by Kensho
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance premiums are 100% covered by Kensho
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Kensho covers the cost of membership.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Kensho's 401(k) retirement plan matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 6% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We allow qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price.
Performance Bonus
Kensho's performance bonus plan includes both cash and equity rewards.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Kensho offers up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Kensho's unlimited paid vacation policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Kensho allows pre-tax deductions for metro passes and parking expenses. We also offer all employees a $50 / month stipend for commuter benefits.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Kensho covers parking expenses for LA employees.
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Kensho offers $20,000 of tuition assistance annually for courses relevant to your role
Diversity Program