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Agile Project Manager

Company: Verisk
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Company Description

ISO, a Verisk business, has been a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk since 1971. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, ISO provides statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims information and analytics; compliance and fraud identification tools; policy language; information about specific locations; and technical services. ISO serves insurers, reinsurers, agents and brokers, insurance regulators, risk managers, and other participants in the property/casualty insurance marketplace. To learn more about ISO please visit us at: www.verisk.com/iso. We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!

With a history of impressive growth, an innovative culture, and offering industry-leading solutions, Verisk Analytics is an amazing place to work and make a difference. In 2018, Forbes magazine named Verisk to its World s Best Employers list and, in 2017, to its World s Most Innovative Companies list for the third consecutive year. We also earned the Great Place to Work Certification for the third consecutive year in recognition of our outstanding workplace culture.

Verisk is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide first-to-market innovations integrated into customer workflows. We ve been delivering predictive analytics and decision support solutions to our customers for nearly 50 years, helping them protect people, property, and financial assets. At Verisk, you ll be part of an organization that s committed to serving the long-term interests of our stakeholders, including the communities where we operate.

At Verisk, you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create a positive and lasting impact on the business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. Our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business will be heard. As key contributors to our success, our team members enjoy working in a business-casual, collaborative environment that offers state-of-the-art resources, advanced technologies, and an excellent benefits package.

Job Description

The Agile Project Manager will effectively manage assigned technology projects that have low to medium risk. This includes facilitating iterative feature discovery, delivery, continuous improvement, as well as management of project risks and issues in order to reliably drive business value to market.

* Facilitate collaboration amongst members of a project team and maintain alignment towards their goals. Rally team members to identify activities required to meet their goals and maximize the team s ability to achieve those goals.

* Communicate both verbally and in writing to ensure a common understanding of team activities across all project stakeholders and participants. Ensure team is communicating adequately, and facilitate identification and implementation of solutions that optimize team communications and flow of information. Communications strategies are well thought out and documented. Develop partnerships with stakeholders and facilitate planning to ensure business goals are met. Manage risk and issues.

* Foster an environment and culture of continuous improvement, and inspection / adaption to maximize the potential of a project team.

* Manage the prioritization / needs of the business and ensures the project team regularly delivers business value while maintaining a balance between scope, time, and budget.

Qualifications

* A working knowledge of Agile Project Life Cycles (Scrum, Kanban) and tools (Confluence, Jira)

* Ability to identify issues, propose solutions to the management and lead the effort in resolving the issues.

* Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to use influence to keep teams focused and resolve conflicts

* Familiarity with basic development technologies and skills

* Ability to negotiate in reference to time management and deliverables

* 2+ years of proven experience serving as Project Manager or ScrumMaster for Software Development Team

* Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, or related field or equivalent experience

* Engaged as a productive member of a project team, using agile methods.

* Experienced ScrumMaster, with ability to recognize obstacles as they impede the team s progress

* Demonstrated understanding of Project Management concepts.

* Identified and managed risks and opportunities within a project.

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.

http://www.verisk.com/careers.html

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.
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