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Partner Solutions Manager, Guidewire Solution Alliances

  • Department Corporate Strategy
  • Location Canada - Remote
The Team
Solution Alliances is a specialized team in the Guidewire Corporate Strategy organization. We focus on the development and implementation of Solution Partner/ Independent Software Vendor (“ISV”) programs that extend and complement Guidewire’s solution footprint and accelerate customer momentum via our Solution Partner ecosystem. Solution Partners in Guidewire’s Partner ecosystem develop innovative integration solutions between their product and Guidewire InsuranceSuite and publish them on the Guidewire Marketplace. Guidewire customers use these solutions to accelerate their implementation of complementary business processes. Solution Partners contribute to this community by joining the Guidewire Partner Connect program to build “Ready for Guidewire” integration solutions. The Ready for Guidewire program guides our Partners across key business and technical milestones. The technical achievements ensure every Partner is successful in the design, development, and finally the adoption of their respective integration solutions through the Marketplace.

Description
Guidewire Software is seeking an experienced Partner Solutions Manager to program manage our Solution Partners across the key technical milestones. The Partner Solutions Manager will be owning and efficiently managing a set of Partner projects end-to-end. The role will involve working closely with a team of architects and members from the Product Management and Cloud Delivery Standards teams.
Collaborate with the Technical Director of Global Solution Alliances and the broader Alliance Management team in driving a structured engagement across key technical milestones as well as identify evolving patterns that could help with creating reusable technical recipes and process improvements. Impact the success of the Property and Casualty Insurance industries’ largest Partner ecosystem! This role interacts with partners who are leading vendors in a broad set of technology domains and Cloud delivery models including AI/ML, Fraud, Risk, Blockchain and other important insurtech offerings.

What will you be doing?

  • Partner Solutions Manager will be responsible for handling a set of assigned technical partner integration projects on an ongoing basis. As part of that role, you will:
  • Own and execute all aspects of technical project management tasks across our Ready for Guidewire partner engagements, ensuring successful completion on a timely basis. Act as the main contact for all inbound communications from both the Partner as well as the respective Alliance Managers. Work with the Technical Director, Solution Alliances, to design and/or execute Ready for Guidewire Program process improvements.
  • Guide new and existing members of the Ready for Guidewire program through all key technical milestones including the technical kickoff, joint solution development project plans, QA and publishing.
  • Collaborate with Partners and Guidewire internal teams to establish joint partner technical integration strategy, project dependencies, project risks and success criteria.
  • Understand and adapt program for evolving technical specifications between the Solution Partner, Insurer and Guidewire as Guidewire transitions to the Cloud
  • Plan, coordinate and effectively communicate program status to all partners.
  • Assist with any upgrades and changes to the Solution Alliance Partner Program with the Solution Alliances leadership and team members.
  • Represent Solution alliances with multiple internal organizations such as Product Engineering, Product Management, Product Marketing, Partner Marketing, Professional Services, and Sales. 

Qualifications

  • Broad-based business and technology expertise with 5+ years’ experience within an Enterprise Software business and diverse partner environments across all solution areas, with a demonstrated ability with the Guidewire InsuranceSuite platform and a solid understanding of integration technologies.
  • Practical experience in successfully leading and managing Guidewire InsuranceSuite solution delivery engagements with customers.
  • Looking for a professional with Property and Casualty Insurance domain knowledge and appropriate technical background to enable and support interactions with Solution partners about their integrations. Candidate should also have previous experience with implementing and integrating with Guidewire products.
  • Desired skills include Project Management, Sprint Planning, JAVA, Source Control technologies such as Git, Software Development Lifecycle exposure (AGILE).
  • We especially value collaboration in Solution Alliances, with the team structured to function as a cohesive unit despite being geographically dispersed throughout the world.

Other requirements

  • Candidate must be proficient in English, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Prefer candidates located anywhere in the Eastern Time Zone or Central Time Zone of the United States/Canada. Residence in a city with a Guidewire office is a plus 

  • Educational background:
  • Prefer an undergraduate level degree in a technical field of study from an accredited institution or equivalent level of meaningful professional experience.

  • Travel requirement:
  • Post-pandemic travel may be required (up to ~ 5%). 

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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. 
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