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Cloud Platform Engineer

Company: Verisk
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.

It's the reason Verisk is part of the UN Global Compact sustainability initiative. It's why we made a commitment to balancing 100 percent of our carbon emissions. It's the aim of our "returnship" program for experienced professionals rejoining the workforce after time away. And, it's what drives our annual Innovation Day, where we identify our next first-to-market innovations to solve our customers' problems.

At its core, Verisk uses data to minimize risk and maximize value. But far bigger, is why we do what we do.

At Verisk you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create positive and lasting impact on business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career.---We have received the Great Place to Work - Certification for the fifth consecutive year. We've been recognized by Forbes as a World's Best Employer and a Best Employer for Women, testaments to our culture of engagement and the value we place on an inclusive and diverse workforce. Verisk's Statement on Racial Equity and Diversity supports our commitment to these values and affecting positive and lasting change in the communities where we live and work.

Job Description

Working as a Cloud Platform Services, Senior Engineer at Verisk means:
Being part of and contributing to a large, dynamic, and innovative community
Working with cutting-edge technology, and continuously developing new skills and capabilities
Focusing on our customers, their success, and the desire to serve them
Being responsible and assuming accountability for everything you touch

Purpose Of The Role
Designing, building, and supporting enterprise systems on cloud platforms encompassing a broad array of technologies
Building secure, scalable, and highly available solutions that adhere with enterprise policies and industry standards & best practices

Primary Goals To Be Assured
Enhance the capability and overall reputation of the IS&T team, group, and division by offering exceptional customer service and technical ability to both internal and external customers
Successfully promote a continuous improvement mindset within operations, engineering, and development groups, that results in measurable efficiency, cost, and process improvement

Specific Responsibilities
Provide operational support for all environments within your technical group as well as escalation support for junior engineers
Proactively measure all environments within your technical group for adherence to enterprise standards and best practices and assist with remediation & optimization
Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for technical design, implementation and problem resolution
Provide design guidance and support to business partners to enable optimal usage of selected technologies and solutions
Take action to introduce new technologies through documentation, training, recommendations, or proof of concepts
Develop and maintain scripts, automated processes and documentation for repeatable design patterns, to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time
Participate in the management of technical programs and projects through all phases of execution

Success Criteria
Measurable contribution to the innovation, capabilities, security posture, and optimization of company technologies
Positive feedback on the support received from business partners
Positive feedback from team members and leaders of the Verisk community


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization
A tangible desire and curiosity to seek out and learn new and innovative ways to---manage and solve complex challenges
Strong communication skills (written & verbal) and a collaborative, team-oriented approach to work are a must, as is a comfort level working in a fast-paced, federated environment that embraces innovation and experimentation
Dependable and flexible with work hours, including nights and weekends as required
Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject
5+ years of experience designing, managing, and/or supporting enterprise infrastructure systems
5+ years of experience with networking concepts (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
5+ years of experience with Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems
2+ years of experience working with public cloud products and services on Microsoft Azure
Familiarity with database platforms such as MSSQL, MySQL, and PostgreSQL
1+ years working with CI/CD tools and methodologies, system programming and scripting in Python and PowerShell preferred; a scripting/automation mindset is a must
Integration experience with enterprise operations and security tools such as Okta, Splunk, SolarWinds, ServiceNow, Infoblox and Imperva
Exceptional and proven customer service skills with experience interfacing with all levels of stakeholders
Must possess a strong value and process-oriented mindset
Experience leading teams in creating technical documentation using tools including Visio, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Proven working experience with the growing suite of Azure services, with particular expertise in Resource Manager, Management Groups, Azure RBAC and Policy, Azure Automation, Virtual Network, Azure Active Directory, Application Insights, Functions, Virtual Machines, Load Balancer, Application Gateway, Blob Storage, Advanced Threat Protection and Azure Virtual Desktop
Experience with Azure governance, cost management and control best practices
Familiarity with DevOps and automation tools such as Bitbucket, Jira, Azure DevOps, GitHub, Selenium, Jenkins, Sonatype Nexus, Chef, SonarQube
Familiarity with corresponding technologies at other cloud service providers such as AWS and Google
Experience with centrally managing and operating a multi-cloud / multi-account / multi-region environments is a strong plus.
May require up to 10% domestic and international travel

Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

Unsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Consumer Privacy Notice

At Verisk, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. Effective November 15, 2021, and subject to applicable law, all prospective hires for office based roles or roles that support any of our businesses' government contracts will be required to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, or qualify for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement, as a condition of employment. Hired candidates who do not demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will no longer meet the requirements for employment and their offers of employment will be immediately rescinded, in accordance with applicable law.

Keywords: Verisk, Jersey City , Cloud Platform Engineer, Engineering , Jersey City, New Jersey

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