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Java Backend Engineer - San Mateo, CA

  • Department: Product Development
  • Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Country: USA

Guidewire's development team is looking for a smart, proactive, and results-oriented Senior Java Engineer to build elegant solutions for the property & casualty insurance industry's complex business domain and make our industry-leading products even better. The team is looking for an enthusiastic engineer who is passionate about building high-quality software with a great team and improving the customer experience for millions of people who use our products every day. 

You will have the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to a complex application suite of products that generate over 500 million dollars of revenue annually, mission-critical to 100+ enterprises serving more than a million users. Our software supports significant data volumes and heavy server load. 

Our teams are lean, empowered, and collaborative. You'll work alongside intelligent colleagues who've checked their egos at the door. We've built a strong culture, and we're looking for engineers who can help us maintain it.

Successful software engineers at Guidewire typically have:

 A desire to work collaboratively in an empowered, small, cross-functional team

Experience working in an agile and fast paced development environment (e.g. TDD, BDD, Agile, pair programming, etc.)

A passion for code quality demonstrated by thorough testing

A desire to be hands-on in designing and writing code

Curiosity and internal motivation to constantly improve

Ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment

Excellent communication skills, comfort level to speak their mind and defend ideas based on merit, yet humility and hunger to learn from others

Key qualifications include experience with:

5+ years of extensive Java Backend experience

Familiarity with Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Unit/Integration Testing, etc

Experience with microservices architecture and containers

Experience building secure software and knowledge of security practices

Object-Oriented Design using SOLID and Hexagonal design principles

Experience working with Open Source frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, jBPM, and others

Strong understanding of relational database persistence (e.g. MySQL, Oracle). Familiarity with NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, CouchDB) is a plus

Agile development practices

Experience designing REST or gRPC based APIs

Cloud Services (e.g. AWS/GCP/Azure)

Technical design and leadership of features from inception to release

Mentoring less experienced engineers

Effective collaboration with different stakeholders while leading features (e.g. Architects, PMs, PgMs)

Maintaining and promoting a healthy codebase and ensuring high quality of products

The ideal candidate would have a Computer Science degree or equivalent and will share our core values: Collegiality, Integrity, and Rationality. 

 Collegiality - We value strong teams. We work together as professional equals. We strive to continuously improve our processes and make realistic assumptions to maintain a reasonable work-life balance. We are trusted to manage our own time. We value ideas, not titles. We welcome and consider contrary opinions. 

 Integrity - We insist on truthful relationships with customers, prospective customers, partners, investors, and each other in everything that we do.

 Rationality - We communicate through clear arguments. We decide carefully based on factual evidence. We like calm, systematic, thoughtful solutions. We believe in testing. We never assume that we're building software the "best" way, and constantly seek to improve our processes. 

 



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.