UI Developer

Posted on - 16 February 2017

Validus Research - Ontario

Validus Research Inc., based in Waterloo, Ontario, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings. Validus Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded (NYSE: VR) Bermuda based catastrophe reinsurance company with over $4 Billion USD in assets. We have openings for developers to join the VCAPS (Validus Capital Allocation and Pricing System) team.  VCAPS is the deployed production system used daily at Validus Holdings for underwriting and pricing. VCAPS offers our operating companies' underwriters, actuaries and management an industry-leading platform for risk assessment and selection. The catastrophe modeling team delivers value both through the VCAPS environment and through tailored services to various teams within the group. Real-time monitoring of our portfolio, a consistent view of risk measures across the globe, and a rigorous approach to model and data quality truly set us apart from our competition in the market. 

As a UI developer on the VCAPS team, you will work under the supervision of a UI architect to develop the innovative software solutions our reinsurance and insurance business needs to accomplish real time pricing and robust portfolio and risk management. This position is located in either Toronto or Waterloo.


  • Participate in requirements gathering and design stages of projects.
  • Produce wireframes and prototypes to demonstrate designs.
  • Implement new SPA UI features using modern front-end technologies.
Mandatory Qualifications: General
  • Strong interpersonal skills, must be able to communicate complex technical concepts to a wide range of audience.
  • Superior spoken and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects/requests to meet tight delivery schedules.
  • A team player willing to provide suggestions on how to improve architecture and design of existing codebase and receptive to suggestions of alternative design approaches.
  • Ability to perform successfully with limited supervision.
  • Willing to share both technical and business knowledge.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • 1 – 5 years of experience (full time or co-op equivalent) with UI architecture, design and development.
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent.
Mandatory Qualifications: Technical
  • Real-world experience building SPAs with Angular 1.5 or newer in a RESTful, component-oriented environment.
  • Familiarity with modern front-end technologies including ES6, SCSS, Jasmine/Karma, Webpack.
  • Ability to build prototypes and produce wireframes rapidly using tools of your choice.
  • Fluent with development against RESTful APIs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience designing RESTful API specs.
  • Understanding of usability and UI design practices.
Additional Information
  • Compensation will be highly competitive based on experience, qualifications, inclusive of annual performance bonus, pension, and group insurance.

 We thank all applicants for their interest in this role; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Validus is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants' needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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