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Java Software Engineer, Cloud Data Platform, San Mateo, CA

  • Department Product Development
  • Location United States - San Mateo, CA
Create real impact. One customer at a time.
Guidewire is a top cloud employer on Glassdoor with a startup frame of mind and the world-class platform for global Property & Casualty market.

Fresh challenges every day
If you're up for taking on comprehensive projects, ready to run head on into change and comfortable with the uncomfortable, you’ll fit right in here. Join Guidewire as a Java Software Engineer.

Enjoy coding and passionate about technology? You'll love being in our Data Platform team. Getting involved with exciting projects that matter, you'll spend a huge chunk of time doing what you do best: hands-on coding.

You’ll bring formidable programming skills in Java backend to work in modern big data stack (Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, Flink, Hive) for the cloud. You'll work with a well-rounded team that's agile, collaborative, and way more interested in team wins than solo successes.

You'll design, build, develop, and run our best-in-class cloud-native data platform and analytics SaaS offerings.

What you bring to the table:

  • Expertise in Java and Java Enterprise technology applications architecture, design, development
  • 5+ years experience in designing and developing scalable enterprise level back end solutions
  • Proven skills and Hands-on programming experience in Java, Spring, multi-threading, REST, Data Caching Services, DB schema design and data access technologies
  • Experience rolling out distributed, large-scale, low latency applications
  • Understand security concepts and build reliable and safe distributed applications
  • Solid knowledge of applications performance improvement techniques and caching solutions
  • Ability to successfully multi-task and support multiple, concurrent projects
  • Knowledge of JVM concepts like garbage collection, heap, stack, profiling, class loading, etc.
  • Excellent understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Experience with NoSQL databases
  • Knowledge understanding or Experience in high volume streaming frameworks like Apache Spark, Apache Flink technologies is plus.
  • Bachelors/Masters in Computer Science or equivalent

If you've got the following experience, even better!

  • Kubernetes, Docker, and Terraform
  • AWS (EMR, S3, Glue, Kinesis)
  • ELK
  • Building SaaS/PaaS on AWS/GCP/Azure
  • AI/ML
  • We're drawn to continuous learners who not only ask questions to understand, but who find the answers, too. If you also like using your team-working skills to mentor and lead others, let's talk.

Be Yourself & Stay Clever

At Guidewire, we value individual freedom, empowerment, and inclusivity, which is why we want each of our employees to be heard and celebrated. We’re in the business of uplifting people, so they can fulfill their goals and ambitions. So, there’s plenty of time and space for you to broaden your skills and experience.
Excited and ready for a career upgrade? Get in touch to learn more about the Guidewire team you'd be joining!

Our employee culture

Who We Are


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 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 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.



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 ample 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.