The position requires a unique blend of business savvy, insurance domain expertise, Guidewire InsurancePlatform knowledge, hands-on technical skills, and communication skills.
Key activities for implementation consultants include:
Partnering with client business teams to understand business objectives and how to apply Guidewire’s prescriptive SurePath approach to their needs
Participating in producing user stories, leading Guidewire and Partner teams in Agile best practices
Working hands-on with the Guidewire configuration team to configure our InsurancePlatform
Assist in planning – overall project down to sprint tasks
Bachelor’s in Computer Science or similar degree
5+ years Professional Experience, preferred 10+ years
Expertise in a modern programming language (Java preferred)
Experience with multi-tier web applications
Experience with AWS or Azure cloud delivered software (IaaS or SaaS or PaaS)
Ability to work successfully with client and partner team members
Strong oral and written communication skills; must have strong verbal skills to communicate with non-technical resources
Ability to work with engineers to review designs and participate in code reviews
Must take initiative, be a decision-maker and show confidence in decisions made
Must be able to take strategic direction from executive management and participate in strategic planning activities throughout the lifetime of the project
Must be able to see tasks through to completion without significant guidance
Must have the ability to solve complex technical problems and understand when to escalate issues
Flexible, enthusiastic approach to work including a strong desire to learn
Curiosity based on genuine love of technology, a love of the insurance domain, and solving tough technical problems;
Experience with Scrum or other Agile development methodologies
Must-have Proven ability in the following:
Write and review code, providing recommendations to customers and partners.
Lead and collaborate across multi-functional teams on complex large-scale projects in multiple locations
Take full responsibility for the definition, documentation, and successful completion of complex projects, ensuring that realistic project, quality, change control, dependencies, and risk management processes are maintained
Understand and navigate the internal dynamics of customers and partners to facilitate project plans and execution
Be the trusted advisor, collaborate with customers, partners, and colleagues to understand and address complex business problems
Manage effective Program/Stakeholder communication. Implement a communications strategy to address a variety of needs
Take responsibility for understanding customer requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis, and problem resolution
Coach and mentor other team members as necessary on tools and methodology
Prior experience with configurable software such as Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Peoplesoft, Siebel, or SAP
Background at a major consulting firm working with Fortune 500 customers
Knowledge of policy, billing, or claim processes within an insurance company
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