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AIG: Web Application Engineer


Work with analytics/business teams to build rapid prototypes that can be used as a proof of concept for senior executives and for testing with our user bases.



AIG Company: AIG
Location: New York, NY
Web: www.aig.com


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Position Overview
Have you ever wanted the ability to build apps for a R&D organization, and then see the result of that work be rolled out to thousands of users in over 130 countries?

At AIG Science, we reinvent the business of insurance. Our mission is to come up with product and business innovations which are focused the intersection of technology and insurance (e.g., big data, emerging technologies, predictive analytics, the list goes on...). Our goal is to make AIG more data-driven, improving our customer's experience, and well, just being better. Sorry, though, we are not cloning dinosaurs.

We are a team of high performers, working on the cutting edge of insurance (and who also appreciate the irony of being cutting edge in a 400 year-old industry). We are looking for top-notch Web Application Engineers (Junior or Senior) to join our new team and be the spearhead in creating the best tech products across the entire financial industry.

What you will do:
  • Build rapid prototypes (4-6 weeks from idea to release) that can be used as a proof of concept for senior executives and for testing with our user bases.
  • Work with analytics and/or business teams to craft elegant technical solutions to tough business problems
  • Write, test, and document, code- Our products go into immediate testing in the field, so we're not looking for hacked together solutions that are held together by tape and rubber bands.
  • Help build a unified data platform that ingests and understands data from across the entire AIG enterprise

 
What you bring to the table:
  • 3-7 years of experience and a minimum of a Bachelors in CS. For senior engineers, a Masters in CS would be ideal. In both cases, we prefer exceptional individuals over those that have just done the status quo for many years.
  • Familiarity with database systems (both SQL and NoSQL, such as MongoDB, Hadoop, Cassandra, etc)
  • Experience in several different languages and platforms- we do not use just a single, monolithic stack or one language to get great results.
  • Live, real-world success working with web frameworks (such as Ruby-on-Rails, Django, NodeJS, Backbone)
  • Knowledge of front-end languages (Javascript/Coffeescript, CSS/SASS, and everyone's favorite, HTML)
  • Strong, concise, to the point communications
  • Ability to execute and deliver results

 
What you can expect from us:
  • A fun time, even though our floor at AIG headquarters still looks like it's from Office Space
  • Work with highly intelligent and accomplished individuals who understand and value technical challenges
  • A code test, and a take-home project depending on your experience (you can pick your preference, we are fluent in most languages)
  • A prompt and personal application process. If you're well qualified for this position, we know you have several options in front of you.
  • No egos, no bravado and no hostility. We value character and achievements, not who speaks the loudest in the room.

 
And, if the process goes well, an extremely competitive offer.

About Us:
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States.

AIG Property Casualty is a global market leader, one of the few truly global property casualty franchises.

AIG Life and Retirement is one of the largest life insurance organizations in the U.S., and provides protection, investment and income solutions needed for financial and retirement security.

United Guaranty Corporation is the marketplace leader in mortgage insurance in the U.S.

Additional information about AIG can be found at www.aig.com .

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