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Verisk Director, Quality Assurance in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Director, Quality Assurance* We are seeking a visionary leader with a proven track record to join us in managing our global model validation process for Insurance/Reinsurance risk modeling solutions. You will be responsible for delivering the high quality software, with an uncompromising commitment to the fidelity of the numbers, in an agile environment. The successful candidate should be able to comprehend complex new technologies, come up to speed quickly and adapt to evolving requirements. * Build and develop a high performing team and drive a high-level validation strategy ensuring a stable version of delivery throughout the release cycle. * Direct strategic development, management and deployment of QA resources. * Ensure a comprehensive understanding of current applications, domain knowledge, and business requirements. * Collaborate with peer groups across the company to improve overall product quality by emphasizing defect prevention throughout the development process. * Understand team dynamics and priorities of each functional stakeholder and work with them to make project progress promptly. * Report to top management on the relevant quality metrics & consistently improve the metrics. * Ensure that the project milestones and deliverables are adhered to, and the work is completed according to the schedule with the quality that meets or beats customer expectations. * Build and maintain a culture of innovation, agility, and data-based decision making. * Ensure adherence to internal controls matrices, security, and particularly protecting intellectual properties. * Mentor managers to implement best practices to motivate and organize their teams. * Minimum of bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics. * Minimum 10+ Years’ experience working in an Agile software development team. * Minimum of 10 years’ experience managing up to a 20 direct reports. * Exceptional analytical skills with strong attention to detail. * Excellent management and leadership skills; Should be able to articulate a vision and drive execution equally well. * Experience with building and/or validating numerical probabilistic models in engineering, science or mathematics is a must. * In depth understanding of insurance/reinsurance workflows and requirements. * Knowledge of C#, C++, Java or any other object-oriented programming language. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Experience in working with global teams & managing multiple stakeholders. * Experience working with the senior leadership team to design technology and process landscape and develop overall solution strategy. * Cutting edge technology competencies to lead and contribute directly (hands-on) to architecture, development, QA; technical skills and breadth of experience to lead a team across technical disciplines. 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