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Director-Product Management, Release Engineering

  • DepartmentProduct Development and Operations
  • LocationIreland - Dublin
  • Location TypeHybrid
As the market leader in P&C insurance software, Guidewire must maintain a clear understanding of our customer needs and has built an industry platform – Guidewire Cloud Platform – to enable the products and solutions that serve those needs. Traditionally delivered on-premises and self-managed, today our customers are increasingly looking to leverage the power of the cloud to reduce IT complexity, minimize operational costs, and unlock innovations that can differentiate their business.  More specifically, they want to transition select insurance lines of business for hosting in Guidewire Cloud so they can focus on business agility while Guidewire assumes full operational responsibility as a true Cloud/SaaS solution provider. Guidewire is looking for a highly experienced product management leader to drive the development and maturity of our Release Engineering capabilities. You will work with a talented team of product managers, P&C domain experts, and other key contributors focused on compilation, assembly, delivery and adoption of source code into finished products or other software components. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, results-oriented leader responsible for driving the end-to-end enablement lifecycle from concept and requirements specification through successful adoption by Guidewire cloud customers.  As a key member of the leadership team, you will own the overall strategy, define the business and product plans, guide the execution, and be accountable for successfully delivering cloud releases, cloud adoption and operating margin targets for this critical part of Guidewire’s business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own the overall Guidewire software Release strategy, roadmap, and execution plan to address the needs of both new and existing customers.
  • Be accountable for business, financial, and operations planning processes required to ensure cloud-hosted products meet performance expectations for customer adoption and revenue growth.
  • Help evolve and refine Guidewire’s agile development lifecycle to accelerate delivery of capabilities to optimize cloud hosting of existing products.
  • Act as a key contributor and highly influential member of the leadership team that commands attention and drives alignment across a range of opinions, alternatives, and competing interests.
  • Recruit and mentor a high-performance product management team, ensuring members have the resources, skills, and capabilities needed to deliver on our cloud-hosted value proposition.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years of increasingly responsible product management leadership experience in planning, launching, and oversight of enterprise-class software products and solutions.
  • 5+ years of experience in managing the definition and market delivery of cloud-based and cloud-native business applications.
  • Direct experience with emerging business models and market trends in SaaS and cloud-hosted environments to understand how this influences cloud transition strategy and execution.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills including the ability to present clearly and persuasively to customers, partners, colleagues, and senior executives.
  • Experience in release engineering, DevOps, or Software Automation for an organization with large and complex applications.
  • Extensive understanding of source code management, compilers, build configuration languages, automated build tools, package managers and installers.
  • Working knowledge of designing and implementing feature flag strategies to enable controlled and phased feature rollouts. 
  • MA/MS and BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field. MBA preferred.

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 540+ insurers in 40 countries, from new ventures to 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 1600+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

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