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Project Manager- Business Technology (US Remote Option)

  • Department Business Technology
  • Location United States - Remote
This is a role within the Business Technology Department, residing in the Strategy and Operations Team and reports to the Director of Program Management.
As a Project Manager you will lead a range of project and initiatives that support company goals from departments across the company. You will also have the opportunity to help support the development and execution of change enablement strategies and plans for these programs. Your contributions will help fuel the overall growth and success of Guidewire.
Your leadership is primarily based in North America with business stakeholders and partners across our global locations. We seek a professional who are flexible working across time zone requirements.

The primary responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

  • Managing projects of various size and complexity, Agile and Waterfall Methodologies:
  • Drive key transformational projects across multiple Business Units including direct and manage efforts from conception to post implementation.
  • 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 phase.
  • Experience successfully prioritizing and balancing between competing priorities to deliver outcomes on-time and on-budget.
  • Facilitate project meetings both core team and steering committee to gain awareness, make decisions and guide the program to deliver the intended value/ROI.
  • Create and manage all project management artifacts including project plan, issues log, budgets, and status updates.
  • Clearly communicate with business stakeholders and team members. Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and partners on an ongoing basis.
  • Collaborate with product owners, business relationship managers, security, and the architecture review board to deliver secure technology solutions that align with the enterprise stack and strategy.
  • Manage project budgets including forecasts and actuals.
  • Manage vendor relationship and review scope of work in agreements.
  • Seek ways to streamline and improve PMO effectiveness and efficiency.

Managing projects of various size and complexity, Agile and Waterfall Methodologies:

  • Drive key transformational projects across multiple Business Units including direct and manage efforts from conception to post implementation.
  • 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 phase.
  • Experience successfully prioritizing and balancing between competing priorities to deliver outcomes on-time and on-budget.
  • Facilitate project meetings both core team and steering committee to gain awareness, make decisions and guide the program to deliver the intended value/ROI.
  • Create and manage all project management artifacts including project plan, issues log, budgets, and status updates.
  • Clearly communicate with business stakeholders and team members. Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and partners on an ongoing basis.
  • Collaborate with product owners, business relationship managers, security, and the architecture review board to deliver secure technology solutions that align with the enterprise stack and strategy.
  • Manage project budgets including forecasts and actuals.
  • Manage vendor relationship and review scope of work in agreements.
  • Seek ways to streamline and improve PMO effectiveness and efficiency.

ASSIST WITH TECHNOLOGY CHANGE ENABLEMENT AND ADOPTION EFFORTS:

  • Assist with Technology Change Enablement and Adoption efforts:
  • Conduct change impact assessments and develop adoption plans.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to facilitate alignment, and develop a shared understanding of the impacts, benefits, and changes to expect.
  • Collaborate with Project Management and Change Enablement professionals across Guidewire sharing leading practices and evolve our methodology.
  • Create change approaches, define staffing needs, and draft change plans with limited information and ambiguity.
  • Recommend adoption metrics and techniques.
  • Qualifications
  • In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position, the individual must have:
  • 3-5 years of Project Management experience, PMP Certification preferred.
  • 3-5 years of Change Management experience, Certification preferred.
  • Strong planning, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to mobilize and motivate teams.
  • Experience participating in large-scale and sophisticated programs.
  • Ability to operate with speed and flexibility.
  • Ability to influence peers and partners.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deliver challenging messages using data to drive discussions.
  • Proven track record to quickly earn the trust of executives and key partner.
  • Experience with packaged application implementations and enhancements.
  • Working knowledge of both waterfall and Agile Software Development methodologies.
  • Experience in development and control of project plans, resource planning,
  • quality and risk management, forecasts, budgeting, reporting and partner management
  • Strong influencing, collaboration, persuasion, and consensus-building skills.
  • 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.
  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to rapidly learn and take advantage of new
  • concepts, business models, and technologies.
  • Highly motivated, a quick learner, to work independently or on a team and drive
  • solutions with minimal supervision.
  • Experienced working with virtual teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

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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. 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.

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 16 weeks of 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.

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CAREER MOBILITY

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