We’re hiring a Marketing Manager!

Do you live to promote great products? Do you enjoy driving value and revenue creation? Come work at SpatialKey!

About SpatialKey

SpatialKey is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) mapping and data visualization platform. We think it’s awesome. Our product is renowned for its impressive, differentiated user experience. We relentlessly pursue simplicity, while transforming complex data into actionable intelligence.  Our analytics and visualizations enable enterprises to interrogate large amounts of data about their businesses and turn it into information they can use.

We’ve served a number of industries, from law enforcement to manufacturing, but our strategic focus is on delivering business benefit to the insurance market.  The problems we are tackling help insurance companies remain solvent and be prepared to help their customers through increasingly severe and frequent disasters.

We deliver new innovation and enhanced analytic value with several product releases a year.  While you’re here, take a look at the rest of our blog to see what we’ve been up to!

About the team

We are a small team of 17, and we’re incredibly proud of that. We believe in building focused teams of only the top talent. Staying lean and agile has gotten us where we are, and we plan on keeping things that way.

We’ve embraced the virtual office with employees working in 10 different states: CA, CO, KY, HI, NH, NE, NM, NV, NY, TX.  We talk everyday on Skype, and we live on IM during the workday. Working remotely has its own set of challenges, and we require someone who can be productive and work autonomously, but who knows the right time to reach out for help.

We’re a scrappy upstart, with 4 years under our belt, committed to building a sustainable business alongside very supportive clients also pursuing competitive edge and innovation.  We have strong brand recognition and equity, a profit-positive balance sheet, an exciting growth story, and a proven vision! We are growing deliberately by carefully hiring the best, most dedicated and passionate people in the industry.

About the job

We have a great product and positive momentum in the insurance market. The success we’ve achieved is in large part by having a compelling, focused story in insurance and by aligning with supportive customers and partners to deliver and promote our collective offering.  We have a pretty cool website, videos, data sheets and a blog; but we could do more, and do so more frequently.  You will own marketing campaigns, promoting the best solution in the market!

You will take responsibility to ensure that everything we communicate is consistent with the SpatialKey culture and brand – a strong focus on simplicity, accessibility and quality.  You will develop marketing programs that create brand awareness, generate leads, and facilitate sales.

You will be responsible for coordinating and delivering new marketing content, including printed materials, slide presentations, sales enablement tools and press releases.  You will drive our presence through multiple vehicles, including our website and partner websites, social media and industry publications, and user and industry conferences.

You won’t be alone. You will lead continuous, collaborative engagement with clients, consultants and internal colleagues from our executive, account management and product management teams, always keeping our content fresh and targeted. You will stay on top of our market performance by providing the right information at the right time to track success and help guide our marketing campaigns and revenue generation.

You will be empowered and expected to challenge the norm and translate our product strategy and Go-To-Market into action. You will be charged with getting the word out and creating a market space for us to reel them in. We have a beautiful product, but we need to find new ways to seduce others to experience that beauty!

About you

We need an experienced self-starter to drive SpatialKey marketing. You must be passionate about the SpatialKey brand, embrace how cool insurance really is, and invest yourself in the relentless promotion of who we are and what we have to offer.  You should have expert understanding in marketing progressive business-to-business software solutions.  You should know what resonates with your target market and choose the optimal mix of marketing vehicles to appeal to the insurance industry, including executives, analyst users and IT shops.

Our product suite is in constant motion with new product releases every couple months, which means you need to excel when working in a fast-paced environment. You must have thick skin! You take and encourage constructive criticism and work towards innovative marketing programs that can match the innovation in our products.

You will be empowered with autonomy and a very supportive network of colleagues; but you will be expected to work smart and independently and deliver on your commitments. You must thrive in a remote work environment. We don’t have enough people to pass the buck. You are the resident expert and are essential to driving marketing at SpatialKey…embrace the opportunity!

Here’s what we are looking for in an ideal candidate:

  • 7+ years marketing experience at a software product company. Insurance industry experience is highly desired.
  • Own creation of marketing campaigns for SpatialKey’s presence on the web, in social media and industry publications, and at conferences
  • Lead generation of product release communications, including press releases, blog and support posts, case studies, data sheets, release notes, and demo videos.
  • Perform market research, report performance and effectiveness of marketing campaigns and build a focused marketing toolkit
  • High-energy, self-motivated, confident individual with exceptional relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a remote work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence colleagues across the organization to help deliver quality output under deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills with an astute attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

How to apply

It’s easy, email us your resume and tell us why you want the job. This isn’t a big HR hiring department thing, so speak directly and let us know why you’re a good fit for what we’re looking for. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, but if you’re worried about us meeting your salary requirements please include your required range when applying. We want to see that you’re passionate, you love what you do, and that you’re good at it.

SpatialKey delivers new U.S. flood solution!

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Last week, we announced our partnership with KatRisk LLC to deliver an innovative U.S. flood solution.  Re/insurers can now easily identify and monitor portfolio flood accumulations and optimize risk selection at the point of sale.

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This solution is delivered in the new SpatialKey Flood Analyst app and further extends the value of the Flood Underwriting app.

 

We have integrated KatRisk’s U.S. riverine and surface water flood data, available at 10m and 30m resolutions. Additionally, the KatRisk flood risk data can be complemented with coastal surge data from NOAA, accumulated by USGS hydrological units, and compared to FEMA flood zones to help re/insurers build intuition and calibrate their views of risk.

Dag Lohmann, CEO and co-founder of KatRisk, said: “We are excited to team with SpatialKey to deliver our detailed and comprehensive flood risk data.  The KatRisk 10m resolution data is unique in its detail and breadth, modeling both riverine and surface water flooding in all areas of the contiguous United States with no lower limit on modeled catchment size.  The collaboration between KatRisk and SpatialKey has put the SpatialKey application ahead of the curve in being able to rapidly visualize and analyze our highly detailed and expansive data sets.”

To read our full press release with KatRisk, click here.

To learn more, please contact us.

SpatialKey is pleased to be partnering with RMS to integrate SpatialKey analytic solutions with RMS(one)

Press Release (excerpt) – May 29, 2014

RMS(one) Developer Network enables new applications leveraging RMS(one) analytics and its position as a system of record for exposure and risk data

RMS, the world’s leading catastrophe risk management firm, announced that the first commercial partners have joined the RMS(one) Developer Network and are building applications that leverage the RMS(one) application programming interface (API).

These apps extend the range of risk management capabilities available to users of RMS(one), the industry’s first and only real-time exposure and risk management environment. The RMS(one) Developer Network, the first of its kind in the industry, allows developers to tap into the wealth of exposure and risk data and analytics available on the RMS(one) platform and to bring innovative solutions to market. Apps are being developed by individual developers, start ups and large companies alike to extend the capabilities of the RMS(one) platform.

“Members of the RMS(one) Developer Network are building apps that unlock the possibilities of the RMS(one) platform in a variety of ways, from visualization to advanced analytics and pricing tools,” said Alex Barnett, vice president of developer relations, RMS. “By developing apps and integrating data on the RMS(one) platform, clients can create a single source of truth for exposure and risk data.”

New partners include SpatialKey, whose app allows analysts and executives in the insurance and reinsurance industries to visualize and analyze exposure and risk data, and Analyze Re, whose product helps increase efficiency of capital deployment through its portfolio-based risk metrics and optimization platform.

The RMS(one) Developer Network is available to clients and third-party developers and provides all of the tools necessary to build apps leveraging the RMS(one) platform. RMS(one) Developer tools include the RMS(one) API and RMS(one) Model Development Kit (MDK), which enables RMS client and partner developers to integrate tools, applications and models with RMS(one).

“We are thrilled to seamlessly integrate SpatialKey solutions with RMS(one), making risk intelligence readily accessible and extending analytic and operational value to our mutual clients,” said Tom Link CEO of SpatialKey. “RMS is the industry leader in catastrophe modeling and is uniquely positioned with RMS(one) to undertake this tremendously ambitious and exciting ecosystem approach.”

“Only the RMS(one) ecosystem gives us the exposure in the industry we need to be able to reach more customers,” said Adrian Bentley, CEO of Analyze Re. “Working with RMS gives us the credibility as a start-up that we wouldn’t have if we had not been a part of the RMS(one) ecosystem.”

Full press release can be accessed here.

We’re hiring a Sr QA Engineer to join our small team at SpatialKey

About SpatialKey

SpatialKey is a Software as a service (SaaS) mapping and data visualization platform. We think it’s awesome. We create applications that let enterprise customers take large amounts of data they might have about their businesses and turn it into information they can use. We’ve been involved in a number of industries, from law enforcement to marketing, but two years ago we turned our attention to focus on the insurance market. Despite what you may think, insurance is not boring! The problems we are tackling help insurance companies remain solvent and be prepared to help their customers through increasingly severe and frequent disasters. Check out the progress we’ve made over the last two years in our 2012 and 2013 year in review blog posts. Also check out our last two releases from February and March 2014 to gain an understanding of the amazing progress we have made.

We are committed to building a sustainable business alongside very supportive clients, who are also pursuing competitive edge and innovation. We have been in business for over 4 years; and we already have strong brand recognition and equity, a profit-positive balance sheet, an exciting growth story, and a proven vision! We are growing deliberately by carefully hiring the best and most dedicated people in their industry to join our team.

About the team

We have a small team and we’re incredibly proud of that. We currently have 15 full time team members with 9 people on the tech team, 2 on the UX team, and 4 on the business team, we would love for you to be number 16. We are firm believers in the power of small, focused teams of only top talent. Staying small, lean, and agile has gotten us where we are, and we plan to keep things that way.

We’re all remote and work from home in 10 different states: CA, CO, KY, HI, NH, NE, NM, NV, NY, TX and and 3 different countries: US, Brazil, and Ukraine . We talk everyday on Skype or Teamspeak, and we live on Hipchat during the workday. Working remotely has its own set of challenges, and we require someone who can be productive and work autonomously, but who knows the right time to reach out for help.

We’re generalists who handle all sorts of technical tasks with efficiency, precision, and correctness. We’ve been building software for years; we understand it. We know how it works. We know how to keep it running and how to make it scale. We’re the kind of people who are doing this because we love it and it fascinates us. We think about the problems we’re solving while lying in bed before going to sleep. We’re definitely looking for someone who shares that same passion.

About the job

We take pride in building high quality software and our engineers take on a majority of that responsibility. We have operated with a part time QA resource for many years, yet continue to maintain a high level of quality. As the SpatialKey platform has grown, it has become more important to have a QA lead that can take ownership. You will handle a wide array of responsibilities as the QA lead:

  • Lead and grow a small team of QA engineers
  • Be a thought leader on Quality and Testing for the business unit
  • Collaborate closely with product management and development leads to develop test plans and manage the testing schedule
  • Understand product functionality and gather testing requirements
  • Manual testing and automation where possible
  • Troubleshoot software issues and log defects
  • Support continuous integration process improvement and innovation
  • Improve, optimize, and identify opportunities for improved software development lifecycle
  • Work closely with the developers and engineers to achieve a high level of code coverage
  • Evaluate latest testing tools and options available in the market
  • Develop and publish test status reports and summaries

About the technology

We love technology and new stuff excites us. We are constantly pushing the envelope to find new ways to innovate and make our product better. That includes you finding new technology to help us test software. While you will perform some amount of manual testing we are not looking for a button pusher. We want you to find new and innovative ways to streamline the QA process through automated testing.

Open source is an essential element of our DNA. Our current stack is Linux, Apache, Tomcat, PostgreSQL with PostGIS, MongoDB, Jenkins, Maven, Flex, Angular, Browserify, and Leaflet. We may not know everything about each of these, but we’re constantly listening, learning, teaching, and contributing.

About You

We need someone who can take full responsibility for testing. We don’t have enough people to pass the buck. You’ll be in charge of testing the applications that our customers are depending on, and we need someone who will own that responsibility. You will not be working with detailed specs for every product and feature. You will get high level testing requirements from product management and the development leads, and the rest will be up to you by digging in, understanding the product, features and functionality and building out test plans that put the product through it’s paces.

You should be able to work autonomously and in small teams, multi-task across multiple projects and technologies. You also need to be self-motivated and continuously keeping up with new technology to drive innovation within SpatialKey.

Required experience

  • Ability to be proactive and work independently with limited direction
  • Good communication skills and ability to function in a remote environment
  • Experience translating requirements and writing test plans
  • Experience testing applications on Linux
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and related tools
    (Jenkins, Hudson, CruiseControl, Maven)
  • Experience with automation and testing frameworks
  • Experience in software development environments using Agile approach
  • Experience with distributed source control systems such as Git or Mercurial

Preferred experience:

  • Hands-on experience with Eclipse or other IDE development tools
  • Java development for automation
  • Experience with automated browser testing (Selenium)
  • Experience testing REST based services
  • Experience and knowledge of cloud enabled services / applications
  • PostgreSQL & PostGIS or GIS related experience
  • SQL and RDBMS skills – able to generate and troubleshoot queries

How to apply

It’s easy, email us your resume and tell us why you want the job. You can email jobs-at-spatialkey.com. This isn’t a big HR hiring department thing, so speak directly and let us know why you’re a good fit for what we’re looking for. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, but if you’re worried about us meeting your salary requirements please include your required range when applying.