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Principal UX Designer - Dublin, Ireland

  • Department Product Development
  • Location Ireland - Dublin
Love solving sticky problems? Excited about crafting innovative solutions for global software? Interested in working on products that touch everyone’s lives? We’re a close-knit and multidisciplinary UX team working to make cloud software that is at the forefront of the insurance industry. We’re committed to building an inclusive workspace that embraces people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills, and talents.  
Our team tackles a variety of domains within Property and Casualty insurance, from building and managing continuous integrations for various cloud products to claims to big data and analytics. We consider design a team sport where, together with our colleagues, we strategically solve business realities and execute innovative and scalable solutions for both enterprise and customer-facing applications.  

We want to see your awesomeness, so please be sure to share your portfolio with us. 

Your day-to-day:

  • Design solution experiences that address the cloud platform ecosystem holistically and the development experience for deploying, contributing, and operating Guidewire’s products in the cloud.
  • Connect the dots across IT practices, insurance domain knowledge, market data and contribute to transformative work with a design thinking and skillset
  • Bring a deep knowledge of systems and design thinking, design-led approaches to creating software, with a commitment to learn and improve
  • Be a player/coach, both leading and designing solutions for complex domains and workflows
  • Communicate insights and concepts to key shareholders in exciting and relevant ways that evoke emotions and memorable experiences, and drive dedication to move forward.
  • Be an advocate for the contribution design mindset and skillsets can make to crafting valuable solutions.
  • The role is based in Krakow, with flexibility included to enable global collaboration 

What you need to be successful:

  • Strong past experience in design and UX research in cloud products and complex business processes
  • Experience leading strategic initiatives and mentoring designers
  • Proven track record of:
  • - Building bridges between different functions (e.g. product teams, engineering, technical writers, services, etc.)
  • - Growing their understanding of the design and orchestrating design process across the business
  • - Working cross-functionally to define and prioritize problems
  • - Running design thinking workshops
  • Proven experience in planning, executing, and synthesizing research, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Design portfolio that demonstrates human-centered design process and business success.
  • Experience with designing for finance, continuous integration products, or Property and Casualty insurance a plus 

What we offer:

  • Work on things that matter and have a real impact
  • Great team and lots of opportunities to develop your skills
  • Employment contract
  • Compensation: Base Salary + Annual Bonus + Long-Term Cash Incentive plan (an amount of money that 'vests' over a period of 4 years)
  • Professional equipment (you can choose between a new MacBook Pro 16" 32GB RAM or similar spec PC)

UX @ Guidewire

- Collaboration: We build on each other’s ideas and draw on interdisciplinary approaches to craft impactful experiences.
- Integrity: We stand behind our words and commitments as part of a global community, respecting and recognizing our interdependence.
- Curiosity: We are lifelong learners, with a growth mindset, who are passionate about advancing our field through entertaining new ideas and unique perspectives.
- Humility: We tap into our expertise while respecting other viewpoints and challenging our own assumptions.

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. 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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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.



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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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.