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Project Manager II in Jersey City, NJ at Verisk Analytics

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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Verisk Analytics has an amazing story to tell. In 2016 and 2017, 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: Project Manager II – Mainframe Migration

Purpose of Role (“Mission Critical”):

To 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.


  • Collaboration: 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.
  • Communication: ability to 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. Present to senior management as required.
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset: fosters an environment and culture of continuous improvement, and inspection / adaption to maximize the potential of a project team.
  • Negotiation: manages the prioritization / needs of the business and ensures the project team regularly delivers business value while maintaining a balance between scope, time, and budget.

  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing and delivering projects to desired business value and the ability to lead members of a diverse group software development teams towards a common goal.
  • Experience working on transformational projects that include both modernizing technology and reinventing business processes.
  • Basic knowledge of project management methodologies
  • An open mind and strong desire to learn and grow in the organization
  • Willingness to effectively work with and optimize diverse skill sets, roles, styles, functional areas, and geographies
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Organizational skills, follow through, and attention to detail
  • Exhibits a firm grasp of basic technical concepts

We offer a competitive salary, benefits package which includes full health care options, a 401(k) plan, and generous Paid-Time-Off program.

Verisk Analytics is and Equal Opportunity Employer