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Business Architect ~ Cloud Assurances InsuranceSuite - US-Remote 80% Travel

  • Department: Professional Services
  • Location: United States - Remote

Guidewire (GW) exists to deliver the industry platform that P&C insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating change—and to ensure that every customer succeeds in the journey. We provide the software, services, and partner ecosystem to enable our customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business. 

Guidewire InsurancePlatform is the P&C industry platform that unifies software, services, and partner ecosystem to power our customers’ business. InsurancePlatform provides the standard upon which insurers can engage their customers, optimize their operations, drive smart decisions, and innovate quickly. We invest heavily in R&D to build a technology platform that combines three elements—core processing, data and analytics, and digital engagement—to enhance insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees. 

 

 

The Role:

To achieve our goals and meet rising customer expectations to take on complete leadership and accountability of their strategic transformation programs, we are looking for an experienced Business Architect to join our Cloud Assurance team. Cloud Assurances supports GW's Cloud customers. 

 

Business Architects ensure that the configured solution meets the stakeholders' primary business objectives. Given the size and complexity of a Guidewire implementation project, many considerations come into play over the life of the project, potentially leading to a solution that differs from the original intentions. Business Architects are responsible for enabling customers to understand GW Cloud standard business processes and ensuring customers appropriately leverage Guidewire Applications by reviewing the configuration and integration designs to make certain that the end product is still in line with Guidewire cloud standards and the original business objectives.

 

The ideal candidate will be engaged throughout Guidewire Cloud Programs to contribute to and ensure we have the right Assurance process and tools, consistency and quality in execution, and insight into overall Assurance health across Cloud programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in Cloud Assurance Services team verifing that all code running in Guidewire Cloud meets industry best practices and fulfills our service-level agreements.
  • Adhere to our core principles of integrity, rationality, and collegiality. 
  • Work closely with all parties involved in implementation or cloud migration programs (including Guidewire Professional Services, System Integration Partners, and customer resources) to effectively identify, coordinate, and manage tasks pertaining Assurance Services in the Guidewire Cloud.
  • Travel to other Guidewire offices (U.S. and international) & Customer Locations
  • Enforcing standardized solutions and maximizing value of delivered solutions.
  • Training customers/partners to leverage standardized solutions.
  • Responsibility working with regions to support cloud opportunities, enabling teams to execute on these engagements, and ensure we consistently deliver Cloud Assurances.
  • Driving efficiencies and improvements into our process for Cloud Assurance.
  • Enable support and mentor the various Guidwire Cloud Assurance Team.
  • Comfort being in a dynamic role that is not always fully defined and that will mature with our solution offerings.
  • Review customer business processes and goals, identify improvements and advise/participate in the discussion of business requirements.
  • Provide guidance to customers on how to best leverage Guidewire applications and technology to meet customer defined business goals and objectives.
  • Work with Guidewire product management/development to share configuration concepts and further develop our core product features.
  • Preference given to candidates that have 5+ years of experience leading and managing enterprise software implementation teams (or team tracks) within a corporate IT or consulting environment (Guidewire projects preferred)
  • Preference given to candidates that have 2+ years of “hands on” work with Guidewire core applications (PolicyCenter, ClaimCenter, BillingCenter, or Data Management)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Deep industry knowledge of the P&C insurance industry with primary focus on policy and/or underwriting.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • BS or BA degree  or relevant work experience
  • 7-10 years of experience on technology implementations; preferably leading overall solution design
  • Experience working on enterprise technology implementations leveraging agile and understands agile tools and concepts
  • Consulting & Leadership Skills - Ability to adapt to various work settings and serve in an advisory/leadership role.
  • Ability to handle project management tasks (Scope Control, Budgeting, Estimating, and Resource Management).
  • Experience with software implementation project(s) in requirements gathering, functional specifications, QA, user acceptance testing, or training.
  • Experience in software package implementation through customization or configuration using agile methodologies.
  • Understanding of software concepts (e.g., HTML, XML, Relational DB, reporting tools).
  • Understanding of a project life cycle methodology.
  • Experience in applying change management concepts on a software implementation project.
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to determine the best solution for a complex problem
  • Willingness and ability to travel 80%.

Guidewire Professional Services Group is focused on ​enable customers, partners, and employees to be successful by providing expert consulting and support services while upholding Guidewire organizational excellence.

We have enabled our team to working US-Remote with up to 80% travel.  You have flexibility to choose where you are located and work on complex enterprise software implementation/integration projects on customer site. 

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. 380 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 700+ 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.

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.