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Senior Program Manager- Business Technology

  • Department Business Technology
  • Location United States - Remote
The primary responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
Excellent analysis, communication & problem-solving skills
Detail-oriented individual with the ability to rapidly learn and take advantage of new concepts, business models, and technologies
Ability to follow an agile or iterative software development methodology
Highly motivated, a quick learner, to work independently or on a team and drive solutions with minimal supervision
Drive key transformational projects across multiple BUs
Direct and manage projects from beginning to end. Develop and build knowledge across the project lifecycle including scope definition, business case development, requirements gathering, functional and technical design, vendor assessment, testing, training, and implementation phases
Act as a liaison with the client group and the IT team to facilitate an effective and seamless communication channel. Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and partners on an ongoing basis
Facilitate project meetings including core team meetings and steering committee meetings
Create and manage all project management resources including project plan, issues log and status updates
Facilitate workshops and decompose high-level information into details
Collaborate with domain experts to establish strategy / vision and analyze business tradeoffs
Manage vendor relationship and review scope of work in agreements
Develop and lead change management and communications efforts
Seek ways to streamline and improve PMO effectiveness and efficiency

Qualifications

  • In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position, the individual must have:
  • Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills, including the ability to mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, and execute with limited information and ambiguity!
  • Minimum 10 years full-time consulting, project/program management, or related experience
  • Minimum of two large scale implementations is required at a medium sized software and/or services companies
  • 5+ years of project management experience which must include large scale program management
  • Experience with packaged application implementations and enhancements such as Salesforce, Oracle etc.
  • Expert knowledge of both waterfall and Agile Software Development methodologies
  • Extensive experience in development and control of project plans, resource planning, quality and risk management, forecasts, budgeting, reporting and partner management
  • Solid ability to make effective presentations and demonstrable ability to quickly earn the trust of executive sponsors and key partners
  • Strong influencing, collaboration, persuasion and consensus-building skills. Ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and build relationship across disciplines
  • Exceptional skills in assessing, summarizing and presenting business or operational priorities and decision-points for effective, timely and efficient management/executive decision-making
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to synthesize data and information to provide a high-level view which is accessible to a range of audiences
  • Effective problem solving. Can see the big picture while also being able to understand the details and navigate to successful results
  • Balance between competing priorities; drive world-class team performance
  • Ability to coach and mentor Project Managers and team members on project methodology and tools
  • Must have demonstrated leadership ability, business acumen, and industry knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred
  • CSM and PMP/PMI certification is a plus

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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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.

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FLEXIBLE WORKING

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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 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.

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