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Senior Engineer - DevSecOps Team

  • Department Business Technology
  • Location San Mateo, CA
We are looking for a Senior Engineer to join our Guidewire DevSecOps team. The Senior Engineer will be based in San Mateo, California, and will report to a Senior Manager, DevSecOps within the Business technology organization, focused on integrating security practices into DevOps tools and processes .

The Role:
As a Senior Engineer for Guidewire’s DevSecOps team, you will build and handle the rollout of solutions (using micro-services/automation/tools) to enable our development teams to scale the Guidewire Cloud offering. You will be responsible for ensuring that automation created conforms to best development standards. You will help to identify and implement micro services to make our DevOps tooling efficient.
On a day to day basis, you may be involved in areas such as implementation of new DevSecOps tools, slack bots, Infrastructure automation, automation to for testing our DevOps solutions and operation of DevSecOps tooling infrastructure. You will help to define the best practices and methodologies for automation/micro-services in AWS environment while collaborating closely with peers.

Responsibilities

  • We live by our core principles of integrity, rationality, and collegiality. Your first responsibility is always to adhere to these principles in everything that you do!
  • An understanding of the sense of urgency involved in a production system setting and the implications of any changes made to such.
  • Understand all aspects of the Guidewire Cloud operating model and work directly with our internal operational teams to identify key challenges and opportunities for improvement through tooling and automation.
  • Ensure that we meet our achievements and maintain strict client SLAs and their defined KPIs.
  • Promote a culture of incremental improvements which provide production improvements that benefit both the customer and internal operations.
  • Take initiative in identifying time saving opportunities and prototyping of solutions which would deliver ease of use and operational efficiency to our organization
  • Develop internal tools from the requirements gathering phase through to development, testing and production rollout.
  • Document and assist in knowledge transfer, training and support to internal teams on the various tools implemented.
  • Drive, align and work effectively with cross-functional teams across various disciplines (business, product, technology, corporate development, etc.) who may have competing priorities.
  • Operate development and high-available production environments in AWS
  • Ability to rapidly absorb new technologies and have the desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Coach and mentor other engineers technically. Ability to lead the team for results.

Requirements

  • Strong programming skill in Python/Go and proficiency in GIT.
  • Good knowledge of Kubernetes and Infrastructure as a code platform like terraform.
  • Ability to prioritize work effort based on a dynamic work environment
  • Comfortable with on-call rotation and 24/7 support on need basis
  • Comfort being in a dynamic role that is not always fully defined and that will mature with our solution offerings.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good Amazon Web Services (AWS) knowledge
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Experience with commercial software such as customer incident tracking systems, work effort management, etc.
  • Have Agile, systematic problem solving approach, coupled with good interpersonal skills and a sense of ownership and drive.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent from higher education institution.
  • Preference given to candidates that have strong technical and software engineering background in particular in the areas of AWS, micro services, automation and tools.
  • Experience working analyzing logs and debugging.
  • Zeal to learn about new tools and adapt to infrastructure as code model.
  • Experience working in a production setting.
  • Practice Test Driven Development
  • High degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently while interacting with peers and engineers who often excel at these capabilities as well
  • Demonstrable experience with complete product life cycle in a production services environment, including design, implementation, load and scale testing, deployment and maintenance
  • Experience working in an environment where cloud or off-premise enterprise applications have been utilized.

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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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.

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DOWNTIME

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