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GIS Engineer - I


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: 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 fourth 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.

Job Description

  • Responsible for assisting in preparation of various GIS and Remote Sensing related components for development of EES Models.
  • Work on large-scale GIS dataset preparation projects in support of model development projects
  • Should be strong in GIS and Remote Sensing concepts (Digitization/editing, Geo-referencing, Reformatting, Map-projections, Soil Type Classification, Image Resampling techniques, Vector2 Raster conversions, Topology checking, Cartography, Geodatabases, Image Classification/Analysis, Processing Satellite/Aerial/Lidar datasets etc.)
  • Updating/Maintenance of Physical Properties such as Flood zones/Base Flood Elevation/Storm Surge, Geology/Soil, Landslide/Liquefaction, Geocoding/Reverse Geocoding, Flood defense Structure (Levees) delineation, Territory-ZIP Mapping, Pin/Post Code Mapping, Industry Exposure data generation (building & Infrastructure footprints), Elevation and Land use & Land cover extractions, Raster Spatial Analysis.
  • Should be responsible for Elevation, Land Use/ Land Cover, Soil data collection and generation.
  • Should be responsible for geospatial data collection from various national/state/regional portals based on the project requirements.
  • Automate GIS procedures and develop new and innovative ways for Geoprocessing team workflows
  • Analyze, validate, and present results using spreadsheets, charts, and maps
  • Work as member of multi-faceted research team and assist Flood team members in ensuring best GIS practices
  • Write technical documents for internal use and distribution to clients


Educational Qualification:

B Tech or M Tech or M.Sc. (in Geo-Informatics/Geography/Remote Sensing & GIS) or Spatial Technologies

Total Experience: 1-3 years

Must-Have skills:

  1. Fluent in software of ARCGIS Desktop / ArcGISPro/ ERDAS/ ENVI/ IDRISI, QGIS and Google Earth Pro
  2. Must have working knowledge in ArcGIS Extensions: Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Image Analyst, and Network Analyst.
  3. Strong geo-analytics and geoprocessing skills with emphasis on raster format
  4. Good knowledge on Remote Sensing concepts
  5. Knowledge of Python, SQL & R
  6. Ensuring effective measures for the project to be completed with good quality and in time
  7. Design, develop, maintaining GIS databases, and spatial analysis.
  8. Excellent communication skills in project documentation/ technical presentations.
  9. Ability to work within a collaborative environment
  10. Possess a positive attitude and independently work.
  11. Willingness to learn and apply new technologies, strategies, and theories is crucial. Open-minded and receptive to feedback and suggestion. With tremendous opportunity to learn and grow within the Extreme Event Solution team, the applicant must be self-motivated.


  1. Knowledge of ArcGIS Enterprise, C#, Open-Source GIS (QGIS, GDAL, SAGA, GeoDa, etc.), SQL Server, C++, Matlab
  2. Geo-statistical techniques and data mining
  3. Strong problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  4. Good mathematical & statistical background
  5. Willingness and enthusiasm to learn elements of catastrophe modeling and insurance industry

Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

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