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Senior Architect, Data Analytics /AI-ML

  • DepartmentProduct Development and Operations
  • LocationUnited States - San Mateo, CA
  • Location TypeHybrid
Guidewire is searching for an experienced technical architect who is hungry for a rare chance to transform from the inside out. You will work with a diverse group of engineers, data scientists, and risk modelers to evolve a platform and application suite that mesh data and machine learning to tame an expanding array of use cases, including automated underwriting, pricing, directed claims handling, and cyber – the #1 threat to US national security, above nuclear weapons.

Who We Are, What We Believe, & What We Build
Guidewire is the AWS of insurance. As the market leader, 380 insurance companies run on our mission critical platform. Every second, we support underwriters crafting policies and agents settling claims. We believe that making a great decision should not require 100 in-house data scientists. Our products range from cyber risk quantification to potent ML sandboxes. We are a post-IPO company with the vision to revolutionize insurance. There is a lot to be done.

Who you are
You have deep expertise building scalable data analytics and machine learning architectures and deploying them seamlessly in Cloud-native environments. You have a natural curiosity for solving immense technical challenges, among them quantifying the ever-growing threat posed by cyber criminals to the world economy and institutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop a scalable Cloud-native data analytics platform and solutions
  • Own architecture and provide technical leadership to multiple teams and mentor junior engineers on standards and best practices
  • Hands-on coding > 30% of the time
  • Assess, benchmark and select data analytics technologies
  • Own and enforce well-architecture principles such as operational efficiency, scalability, availability, performance, cost and data security
  • Identify areas of architectural risk and work with other engineering teams to address them
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including product managers, data scientists and insurance domain experts to define requirements and design solutions. To be successful you must drive consensus and balance the needs of many different constituencies
  • Represent our technical strategy and architecture with prospective customers during sales visits (typically CIOs and Heads of IT)

Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related field)
  • 5+ years of required work experience with proven track record architecting and delivering scalable data analytics products and solutions
  • Extensive experience working on a public cloud-like AWS and its associated tech stack (e.g. EC2, Kubernetes(EKS), ECS, EMR, S3, SageMaker, Redshift, Athena, Airflow, etc.)
  • Ability to design large scale distributed Big Data processing systems using technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc. and open data formats such as Apache Hudi, Iceberg, Parquet, etc..
  • Excellent software design and development skills using languages such as Python, Java, Scala, etc.
  • Experience with microservices architecture patterns and container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes
  • Hands-on knowledge of cyber-security concepts in operating systems, cross-platform systems, software, network protocols and Cloud infrastructure
  • Solid understanding of CI/CD and DevOps and experience with meeting operational SLAs
  • Collaborative leadership style and ability to earn the respect of a talented engineering team
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Preferred:

  • Experience in InsurTech, FinTech, and/or P&C domain knowledge
  • Experience with data science and machine learning techniques, and operationalizing analytic models (MLOps)
  • Experience or sound understanding of GenAI LLM models, frameworks, and tools

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. 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.
Talent rewards

The perks. The rewards. The good stuff.

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 ample paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

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

CAREER MOBILITY

CAREER MOBILITY

Your career opportunities are only limited by your own imagination. Guidewire’s community is filled with chances to expand your horizons across any of our teams or worldwide‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ locations.