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Program Manager, Platform Modernization in Jersey City, NJ at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 4/28/2018

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Verisk Analytics has an amazing story to tell. In 2016, Forbes magazine named Verisk Analytics to its World’s Most Innovative Companies list and to its America’s Best Large Employers list. If you’re looking for a career that transforms, inspires, challenges, and rewards you, then come join us.


At Verisk, you can build a rewarding career with challenging and meaningful work; create a positive, 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.


Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. We’ve been delivering data, analytics, and decision support services to our customers for more than 45 years. 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.


Title:  Program Manager, Platform Modernization


Organizational Unit:  VIS-Claims Analytics / ClaimSearch


Principal Responsibilities and Essential Duties:
  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance to cross-functional teams with the purpose of delivering milestones outlined in the project roadmap
  • Decide on suitable strategies and objectives needed to meet system transformation goals including but not limited to the re-host, re-invention and buy vs. build decisions required
  • Coordinate cross-project activities
  • Oversee and drive the efforts of multiple Scrum Masters, Scrum Teams, Subject Matter Experts on all associated activities
  • Assess program performance and aim to maximize ROI
  • Act as Liaison to 3rd Party vendor(s)
  • Elicit, Raise/Identify and help resolve projects’ high-level impediments
  • Prepare project metrics for PMO Director, IT AVP and stakeholders
  • Build on the analysis and recorded experience of similar projects to construct better quality estimates.
  • Coach the teams to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Liaise with other managers within the business and manage expectations for the Platform modernization project
  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining, maintaining the product backlog and prioritization techniques
  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

  • Bachelor’s degree in related technical field required
  • PMP and or Second Level Scrum Master certification preferred (e.g. CSP, PSM II)
  • Proven experience as a Program Manager or Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master
  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods including Agile framework
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software (JIRA) is a strong advantage
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pair Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the teams
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Excellent people skills to improve team environment
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability