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Principal Product Manager-Cloud Data Platform - San Mateo, CA

  • Department Product Development
  • Location San Mateo, CA
Guidewire is widely recognized as the top tier provider of software solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry. Our software offers property and casualty insurance companies the tools to look after their customers when they need it the most, whether that’s a time of crisis, a natural disaster, an accident, or exposure to cyber risks.
We are seeking a principal product manager to help us build a scalable & secure eco-system of business ready data, that helps the insurance industry radically accelerate the pace of innovation through closed loop analytics & integrations.
You will work with engineering & product leadership to help craft the direction of the Guidewire’s cloud data platform, while defining the patterns to grow an eco-system of connections & integrations of data relevant to the P&C industry. You will break down sophisticated problems into steps that drive product development at speed. This opportunity is not just to build products, but to be part of a team that helps transform an industry with data & analytic driven technology at the center.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution.
  • Lead multiple teams through the conceptualization, development, and launch of innovative product capabilities
  • Research, Gather and define the requirements that will be used to innovate new methods of data acquisition, data publication & data integration via the cloud.
  • Work cross-functionally across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution
  • Drive product development prioritization with a team of extraordinary engineers and designers
  • Work closely with the engineering organization, 3rd party vendors, and operation teams through design, testing, and product release to deliver features timely and with quality.
  • Collaborate and write requirements with clear acceptance criteria that can be easily consumed by the engineering team.
  • Integrate usability studies, research and market analysis into product requirements to improve user happiness
  • Be the specialist who can help customers, support, sales, partners and other groups with questions about our cloud data platform capabilities and strategy

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Will have experience with AWS, Middleware (PaaS), SaaS, and other cloud-based software and platforms
  • Will be familiar with data acquisition & movement tooling along with API’s for ingestion and integration.
  • Will demonstrate an understanding of Relational Databases, data lakes, No-SQL databases, and both Cloud and On-premise Data Warehouses.
  • Will possess a blend of business and technical understanding to define big picture vision and drive execution to make the vision a reality
  • Is a highly effective people influence
  • Is a team-mate, that always comes with a perspective to share, while using excellent communication and presentation abilities to articulate, influence & breathe life into product vision.
  • Enjoys analyzing market trends & new technologies to understand customer value & market problems, along with how to tackle them with groundbreaking solutions.
  • Will be able to articulate the value proposition/story at multiple levels across a variety of internal & external partners.

Required skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of total experience, with at least 5+ in product management
  • Experience with Cloud Data lake & Warehouse technologies (e.g. Redshift, Snowflake, Google BigQuery, S3, Azure Data Lake Storage, Google Cloud Storage etc.)
  • Experience with Data Integration, API integration, ETL, Service Orchestration & other related data management, access & integration tooling.
  • Applied Machine learning & analytic tooling experience desired
  • Understanding of public cloud (e.g. AWS, GPC or Azure) infrastructure at scale.
  • Proven interpersonal and product management skills; ability to multi-task and work on several directions concurrently
  • Experience going through full product cycle, integrating feedback into product requirements.
  • Self-motivated and collaborative
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Jira & Aha desired

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or Accommodations@guidewire.com. If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail Accommodations@guidewire.com to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.
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We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning and holistic wellness, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.