Senior Software Engineer - React at Verisk (Remote)

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Company Description

FAST, which stands for “Flexible Architecture, Simplified Technology,” is a Verisk (NASDAQ: VRSK) business that offers a suite of out-of-the-box software components insurers can use to quickly modernize their current environments or replace their legacy systems. FAST, which has a U.S. office in Iselin, New Jersey and an international office in Hyderabad, India, was founded in 2010 to provide an alternative to the overly burdensome solutions available in the market. 

At FAST, we recognize that each insurance company faces a unique set of issues and challenges, and that a tremendous amount of creativity and capability is required to craft and implement the best solution. That’s why FAST was built on an agile mindset. FAST, in concert with Verisk, is focused on providing innovative technology and analytics solutions for the life insurance industry. We’re continuously learning and improving, constantly challenging the status quo, and always seeking a “win/win” for our customers, partners, and employees. We reduce the time to market, eliminating risk and lowering the cost of standing up and maintaining core insurance systems. 

We continue to leapfrog the competition through Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Life Insurance Policy Admin Systems, North America. FAST was first recognized in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant and after only three years became the youngest company to make Gartner’s leadership quadrant (upper-right). 

We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies! 

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

The Software Engineer works as a team member within FAST’s Product Development supporting new
feature development, migrating existing features, and creating other mobile and web solutions for
customers. The Software Engineer has a primary focus on frontend development using Javascript, React;
however; they may be asked on occasion to jump into backend code. Research and analysis skills are
often used to accomplish and complete tasks. The Software Engineer operates under general supervision
with latitude for independent judgement and may be called upon to mentor less-experienced team
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
o Develop front-ends for our web applications in React in support of the Company’s offerings, FAST
Insurance Components - craft responsive experiences using React
o Develop event-driven high-performant logic to interface with various API’s
o Provide critical software development in support of the Company’s most recent e-App and web
development efforts, including supporting pre-sales and demo efforts
o Collaborate with product management, designers, and back-end developers to deliver highquality features for potential and existing customers
o Collaborate with FAST peers assist in the development of next generation user interfaces for both
mobile and web interfaces most often utilizing JavaScript technologies
o Participate in the design and development of componentized software leveraging SOA design
o Develop expertise in technical areas: FAST Application Architecture, Hosting infrastructure,
Configuration Tools, Integration Architecture and other technical areas
• Leverage FAST’s analytical tools and big data technologies to collaborate and solution
complex business problems
o Liaison between customers and cross-functional internal teams to ensure the timely and
successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs
o Oversee and mentor a team of developers who implement these designs ensuring changes
conform to FAST best practices
o Support the deployment of FAST’s Insurance components as a SaaS offering using AWS services
o Participate with FAST and customer teams in an Agile, collaborative team environment
o Develop customer facing skills through a rapid succession of customer engagements


Essential Education and Work Experience
• A domain expert in: Javascript in particular React.JS
o 3-5 years of front-end or full-stack development experience with a minimum of 2 years
of React experience.
o Prior experience with web and mobile UI development using a javascript framework (React, ExtJS)
o Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, and maintainable JavaScript
o Expertise in building secure, scalable web services. Doing so in JAVA, a plus
o Demonstrated understanding of Agile software development, Unit testing, DevOps practices, and
can work closely with other teams to optimize your code
o Experience with relational data design and relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle, PostGreSQL)
o Good understanding of test-driven development and automated testing using NUnit or similar
o Understanding of source code version control systems
o Bachelor's in Computer Science, Computer Engineering. MS degree a plus.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
The Software Engineer must be intellectually curious, and demonstrate strong interpersonal,
presentation, and critical thinking skills. Highly developed programming essential.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
o General office environment
o Ability to travel a plus (when appropriate)
o Average 45-hour work-week, more as needed

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. 

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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.

More Information on Verisk
Verisk operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Jersey City, NJ. Verisk was founded in 1971. It has 2129 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 14 open jobs at Verisk, click here.
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