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Associate Underwriter

Employee Type:  Full-Time

Melville, NY, US, 11747 New York, NY, US, 10122 New York, NY, US, 10036

Job Type:  Administrative
Secondary Location: 
Years of Experience: 

RSUM, a division of Ryan Specialty is looking for an Associate Underwriter to join our Melville, NY team. We are a fast paced, energetic and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. Ryan Specialty has been named one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces by Newsweek, and has been named 2021 top Insurance Employer by Insurance Business America.

Position Summary:

This position requires the ability to underwrite E&S Property accounts, provide technical expertise in this area, maintain and improve market growth regionally.

Essential Functions:

  • The underwriting, rating, quoting, and binding Property accounts in accordance with RSUM guidelines specific to your Underwriting Letter of Authority granted by the team leader and/or Chief Underwriting Officer.
  • Assist in developing, enhancing, and maintaining underwriting methods and techniques, achieving underwriting integrity in a cost-effective manner.
  • Complete documentation and management of all accounts assigned.
  • Ability to handle a relatively high volume of transactions, of small and mid-sized accounts of varying complexity.
  • Underwriters are accountable to permissible loss/ratio standards.
  • Participate in underwriting meetings/educational seminars/continued education courses.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned


  • 3+ years E&S Property underwriter experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate education and/or work experience.
  • AIM agency management system skills highly desirable.
  • Resident license required and in good standing.
  • Demonstrated proficient technical underwriting expertise.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical, decision making and negotiation skills.
  • Self-directed, goal oriented Individual with problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Customer service skills: listening and understanding client business priorities.
  • Strong relationship development skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and meet challenging deadlines. 
  • Critical attention to details.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including, but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Proven track record of being a team player.
  • May be required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license.


Ryan Specialty is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How We Support Our Teammates 


Ryan Specialty seeks to offer our employees a comprehensive and best-in-class benefits package that helps them — and their family members — achieve their physical, financial, and emotional wellbeing goals. In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce that allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance. We understand that you have a life outside of work. That's why we offer paid time off for vacation, sick and personal days. In addition, we offer paid parental leave and paid company holidays.  


Ryan Specialty values a diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves, and we are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. Ryan Specialty provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status. Ryan Specialty is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative-action employer.  


The target salary range for this position is $80,000-$100,000 annually. The wage range for this role considers many factors, such as training, transferable skills, work experience, licensure and certification, business needs, and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. Full-time roles are eligible for bonuses and benefits. For additional information on Ryan Specialty Total Rewards, visit our website 


We provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable law. Please contact us to request an accommodation at 


The above is intended to describe this job's general requirements. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

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