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Manager, Product Management - San Mateo, CA

  • Department Product Development
  • Location San Mateo, CA
Guidewire provides market-leading software for the second-largest financial services industry in the world: insurance. We build the core applications that Property and Casualty (P/C) insurers use to create their products, sell policies, settle claims, and bill their customers. We deliver SaaS solutions via Guidewire Cloud that enable our customers to rapidly innovate and drive measurable ROI. Guidewire Cloud is powered by the highly resilient Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure, with SLAs backed by experienced Guidewire teams and SaaS-certified partners spanning application management, system administration, security and compliance, upgrades, QA testing, health checks, and other services.
 
Do you enjoy working with highly-skilled, self-motivated colleagues? Do you also have a passion for helping customers be successful? Do you view management as more of a collaboration effort than a dictatorship? If so, Guidewire has an opportunity for you. 
We are looking for an experienced, thoughtful, and highly-skilled manager to help lead and develop a technical Product Management team based in North America. 
At Guidewire, we believe that it is crucial to focus on quality from inception, set realistic release dates, and build functionality that our customers truly need. As a result, our products are recognized as the best in the industry and are a huge part of our success in the market. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for recruitment, career development, and mentor PMs
  • Define and improve processes as we mature and grow as a company.
  • Define and support the execution of product development and delivery
  • Scrum events such as Backlog refinement and Sprint demos
  • Quarterly Planning
  • Customer Advisory Groups, User Conference (Connections) and other customer forums
  • Support customer concerns
  • Ensure effective collaboration and communication within the team and with peers and partners across the organization. 

What skills or experience do I need to have?

  • Strong experience in product management, preferably in leading a SaaS platform
  • Experience in enterprise software product management preferred
  • Previous strong experience with people management and coaching
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies, especially Scrum
  • Strong organizational and product management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, presence and energy
  • Creative, flexible, “can do” demeanor
  • Make a positive impact on Guidewire’s core values of integrity, rationality and collegiality 

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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

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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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