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Cloud Transition Consultant (Java Developer)

  • Department Delivery Services
  • Location Ireland - Dublin
We are hiring experienced Software Developers to join our development and services centre in Dublin, Ireland.

The Role

The Cloud Transition Practice (CTP) focuses on streamlining the journey for our customers to transition from self-hosted implementations to cloud implementations on the Guidewire Cloud Platform (GWCP).

As a Technical Consultant, you will be delivering application configuration and integration programs, following Guidewire best practices in integrating our products with external applications to support our customers globally. In CTP, we have several teams fully focused on making the more technical aspects of the transition to the cloud more efficient. These teams focus on the technical upgrade of the application, the database upgrade and automating where possible.
 
One of our principles in CTP is to have fun and given the dynamic nature of the work in the CTP team, we are looking for decisive, highly skilled problem solvers who can bring their array of experience working with complex programs of work to the team.

Essential Duties

Learn and master Guidewire's suite of products to perform configuration and integration of our products for technical consulting and become certified by spending your first two months in training to become a subject matter expert.
You will be responsible for completing the technical aspects of the cloud transition which involves technical merges and database upgrades.

This role provides the unique opportunity to work on a variety of customer configurations and to learn from these, in a highly skilled and supportive team structure. You will work on multiple engagements within your first year. There will be opportunities to master your craft as you will be very focused on improving the upgrade process by seeking to automate it further, providing feedback to engineering teams and recommending solutions to improve every aspect of the upgrade that helps our customers' transitions.

This role will be working with Guidewire internal teams generally with minimal customer interaction, strong communication skills are necessary as our team works very collaboratively with our Services Delivery and Cloud Operations team.

Required skills/experience:

  • The position requires a unique blend of technical capability, problem solving, attention to detail and interpersonal skills.
  • Third Level Qualification to at least NFQ Level 7 in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent from third-level or higher education institution.
  • Familiarity with Object Oriented programming (e.g. JAVA / C#) and design/architectural patterns (e.g. Model-View-Controller)
  • Familiar with relational databases (data modelling/SQL).
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Highly motivated individual with a willingness to question the status quo.
  • Loves investigating and solving data problems.
  • Curiosity about new development technologies to solve technical problems.

Nice to have but not essential

  • Proficiency with GIT or another source control management tool.
  • Experience working in IntelliJ or another IDE.
  • Software development lifecycle exposure (Agile) preferred.
  • Experience in upgrades using upgrade tooling, has worked on at least one major version upgrade
  • Good knowledge of Guidewire InsuranceSuite products and their data model and how it is configured and upgraded
  • Competence in databases and SQL and experience in the migration of large volumes of data

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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. 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. 

CONSENT and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 
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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.

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.