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People Business Partner - US Remote Option

  • Department People Team
  • Location United States - Remote
Guidewire is looking for a People Business Partner to join our People team. Our team seeks individuals who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. Are you someone who thrives in a dynamic and changing environment, while having fun getting a lot of great work done? If this sounds like a good fit for you, come join us.

Who We Are?
Guidewire is the AWS of insurance. As the market leader, the worlds most well-recognized insurance companies run on our mission critical platform. Our products range from cyber risk quantification to potent ML sandboxes. There is a lot to be done, and we need strong People Team experts to engineer solutions during our fast transformation to the cloud.

What You Will Do
As a Business Partner you will support the Director, People Business Partner in delivering talent management activities, employee relations support, and performance management solutions across Guidewires Product Development, Cloud Operations and Analytics & Data Services functions – are largest client group.
In partnership with the Director, People Business Partner you will help to facilitate and/or execute the following talent management activities throughout the year:
· Quarterly Talent Reviews (Nine-Box); identifying performance/potential/impact of loss
· Quarterly Merit, Market, or Promotional adjustments
· Succession Management Planning
· Culture Survey Action Planning
· Internal movement of team members across the client group
· Manager and Employee Training
· Workforce Planning
· Offboarding needs

You are the first point of contact to our manager & employee community. While working in a COE environment as a critical partner to our COEs (Recruiting, DEI, Employee Experience, Learning & Development, Talent Rewards & Compensation, etc.). You ensure their programs and practices are supported, understood, and adopted by your client groups.

You will directly be accountable to complete talent management activities, employee relations and performance management support for frontline and mid-management across your client group.

In supporting the Director, People Business Partner you will be consistently sharing client group needs, talent management concerns, you observe with them.

Collaborate with Recruiting & People Team members across the globe in a positive and proactive way

Who You Are:

  • You listen to understand in a variety of environments
  • You can sit with challenging and confidential information
  • Approach Human Resources through the lens of empathy and high-integrity, equity, and inclusion
  • Operate with discretion while ensuring fairness for all employees
  • Desire both psychological and physiological safety of all employees, regardless of title
  • Understand bias, and can make decisions regardless of your own
  • Accuracy-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Data is important in your decision making
  • Understand the balance of high-touch and enterprise Business Partner support
  • Excited about enterprise-wide solutions and process that are consistently applied to client groups
  • Coach and consultant to our manager community
  • Knowledgeable in U.S. labor laws, EEOC guidelines, etc.

Your Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years in a role(s) where you were:
  • Accountable to provide all levels of the “HR Stack” – strategic, operational, and tactical with a low-level of oversight
  • Either supported or facilitated common talent management activities – as mentioned above in previous role(s)
  • Lead or supported internal investigations, employee relations, performance management, disability/FMLA, compensation analysis, etc.
  • Managed high-volume of manager coaching, feedback, and employee conflict
  • You have experience working in a remote team environment while supporting client groups remotely
  • Bonus:
  • You have been the first point of HR contact for a large client group (500+)
  • Experience supporting a Product, Engineering and / or Data Science organization
  • Experience supporting a client group that is transitioning to the Cloud
  • Workday or Formsite experience
  • Excel expert
  • PHR or SHRM-CP Certificatition


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.