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Functional Consultant

  • Department Delivery Services
  • Location Canada - Saskatchewan
This role requires a willingness and ability to travel 25%
Guidewire is seeking highly motivated functional implementation experts who are looking to work with current, leading-edge technology on challenging, customer focused consulting and implementation projects. Our software is incredibly complex and well-tested – over 2,000 person years invested in our products so far. 
As a Guidewire Functional consultant, you will work with the customer Product Owner, business analysts and subject matter experts to define requirements and schedule project deliverables. You will use Java and Gosu, Guidewire’s internally developed language, to configure our software at insurance carriers throughout North America. You will perform hands-on configuration to our products which involves writing code to reflect business logic into the system. You will become the trusted advisor for the customer and partner, and you will coach and mentor their teams, enabling them to become self-sufficient over time. This position requires a unique blend of functional and technical aptitude, business savvy, and professional consulting skills. You will also become a subject matter expert in insurance industry technical solutions.
Our projects will expect some on-site presence, so there will be expectations to travel throughout North America freely without sponsorship. The anticipated travel target is 25% however, the need to travel is determined on a project basis and could exceed 25% if deemed necessary for project success.

Technical Skills

  • Strong OO design, development and test skills with proven patterns knowledge, exceptional documentation skills, and the ability to communicate your thought process
  • Consultant must understand the concepts of relational databases
  • Be prepared to write and review code, providing recommendations to customers and partners
  • Enterprise software product implementation experience within complex, enterprise environments
  • Leading and collaborating across multi-functional teams on complex large-scale projects in multiple locations
  • Experience in AGILE methodology 

Other Skills

  • Understands the internal dynamics of customers and partners to facilitate project plans and execution
  • Ability to develop deep customer relationships and become a trusted advisor
  • Highly motivated, results-driven, and tenacious problem solver
  • Coaching and mentoring other team members as necessary on tools, best practices, and methodology
  • Curiosity based on genuine love of technology and solving tough technical problems
  • Ability to facilitate workshops, present and explain complex solutions and recommended solutions
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent

Nice to have

  • Insurance industry experience, understanding how the insurance business process from a user perspective
  • JAVA, J2EE, SQL, XML experience 
  • Guidewire InsuranceSuite experience
  • Prior experience with Guidewire Gosu is preferential.
  • Familiar with Cloud/AWS services and code deployment processes

  • Why Guidewire?
  • We provide exceptional support to our consultants, from a full-time dedicated Consulting Manager whose focus is helping to enable and develop our staff, guiding them on their career path within Guidewire, to our fantastic Global Mobility team who helps provide flexible options to our consultants who need to travel for client engagement. Guidewire is built on a foundation of core values: Integrity, Rationality, and Collegiality.  Our Guidewire colleagues embody and demonstrate these values, supporting and mentoring each other and our customers to success.
  • We’re proud to shout about our excellent 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.
  • Keywords: Consulting, Consultant, Architect, Java, XML, ERP, CRM, JMS, JDBC, Gosu, json, REST, APIs, Apache Camel, Configuration, Integration, Insurance, Software Engineer, Architect, Development, SQL, C#, Senior Consultant

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About Guidewire


Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 450 insurers, from new ventures to 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.

For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.

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. 
Talent rewards

The perks. The rewards. The good stuff.

We’re proud to boast 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.