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Java Technical Support Engineer

  • Department: Cloud and Customer Success
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Country: Ireland

Guidewire's Customer & Cloud Operations team is a pivotal part of Guidewire's success, has a start-up culture within a global public company, and is growing fast. We use our immense knowledge of Guidewire products (gained through company sponsored training), and our ability to read and write Java and SQL, to delight customers with our problem solving skills and customer service approach. 

At Guidewire, we make software that offers Property and Casualty (P&C) Insurance companies the tools to take care of their customers when they need it the most, whether that’s a time of crisis, a natural disaster, an accident, or exposure to cyber risks. We build the core applications that insurance companies use to sell and underwrite policies, settle claims, and bill their customers.  We also have a portfolio of innovative products serving the needs of P&C insurance companies in areas such as data management, digital online portals, and predictive analytics.  We serve hundreds of insurance providers all over the world, helping them handle billions of dollars of business.

We are proud to be voted a Top Cloud Employer on Glassdoor by our own employees and positioned as a market leader by industry experts like Gartner. We have a fun work environment and a culture that lives by our core values of integrity, rationality, and collegiality.

We’re searching for people who are as passionate about working together to deliver quality products and support as we are. Join us and enjoy a career where you can make an impact.  You’ll be inspired by those around you, and you’ll be trusted and empowered to go further.

Guidewire’s Customer & Cloud Operations (CCO) organization delivers 24x7 service to customers who are using Guidewire software both on-premise and in the Guidewire Cloud.

 

As a Technical Support Engineer on the First Responders team, you will own and solve incoming customer support cases covering the entire Guidewire product portfolio.  You will develop deep expertise in one or more Guidewire products and provide triage and troubleshooting support using Guidewire knowledgebase and continuous learning to restore the affected production system.

The First Responders team is made up of thoughtful, creative, technically skilled problem solvers who learn quickly and pride themselves in identifying and solving problems to delight our customers. We live by our core principals of integrity, rationality, and collegiality. Your first responsibility is always to adhere to these principals in everything that you do.

Guidewire products are highly configured and highly integrated and work multi-threaded in a web services environment so our support engineers gain a vast knowledge of complex applications. You will receive broad overview training on all of Guidewire’s products and become a certified Specialist in one or more of those products.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Case Resolution

Research, respond to and accurately resolve cases of moderate complexity, in a timely manner and in accordance with the First Responders Team standards

Function as primary customer contact for all assigned support cases, meeting Guidewire’s contractual and internal goals for initial response and subsequent customer communication

Provide expert solutions to customer problems to ensure customer satisfaction

Write thorough and detailed case documentation to meet objectives for Case Quality and Customer Satisfaction scores

Proactively take ownership and responsibility for support cases where and when required

Collaborate with Application Engineers on more complex issues involving system integration and custom configurations

Contribute to the development of internal tools that can be used during triage and issue restorations

Escalate customer issues to the Support Manager as appropriate

Participate in team projects that enhance the quality or efficiency of support

Participate in after-hours and on-call support as needed

 

Knowledge Management

Develop and maintain deep knowledge of Guidewire’s products

Contribute to an environment that encourages information sharing, team-based resolution activity, cross training and an absolute focus on doing what is best for the customer

Create knowledgebase articles and other informational documents to be shared with customers and teammates

Play a lead role in the continued improvement of Guidewire’s operational processes

Previous Knowledge Centered Service (KCS) experience a plus

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education and Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

Familiarity with software development lifecycle, Agile preferred

2+ years’ experience working directly with customers or key internal stakeholders; preference for experience in customer support for a B2B software company

Experience troubleshooting software code and reporting progress; preference for experience with a commercial customer incident tracking or CRM system such as Salesforce.com

Experience using a software defect tracking system such as JIRA preferred

Advanced exposure to broad technical skills such as Object-Oriented programming (Java, C#, or similar), relational databases (data modeling/SQL), web UI (design and development), XML, application architecture, and the Linux operating system

Knowledge of front-end web technologies (JavaScript and AngularJS) or similar

Ability to read and interpret application server thread dumps, Oracle AWR reports, and other log files

 

Personal Qualities

Outstanding troubleshooting skills; ability to think critically and display an aptitude for problem solving

Ability to prioritize work effort based on a dynamic work environment

Employ sound business judgement when making business decisions

Use creative and innovative ways to solve problems

Display a strong work ethic and do whatever it takes to get the job done

Demonstrate strong follow-through and consistently keep commitments to customers and employees

Display an understanding of the customer’s needs and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction

Ensure that each and every customer is handled with a consummately professional attitude and the highest possible level of service

 

Other Requirements

Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English

You will score bonus points if you can also read, write, and speak another language such as French or German

You will be part of a team that works together at one of our company offices (working remotely is not an option)

Guidewire operates various shifts to support our customers. Technical Support Engineers will work 5 days per week between Monday and Sunday, working either a day or late shift (typical late shift hours of 12pm – 9pm with an hour break).

We provide 24x7 support to our customers, so we expect you to take turns with your teammates being on-call for after-hours production emergencies

Travel – Expect occasional travel (less than 5%) to other Guidewire offices for training and meetings

 

What’s In It for You?

You’ll be working with the best. Guidewire team members are smart, talented, team oriented, and put their hearts into their job every day.

You’ll be learning something new day one, and it doesn’t stop there. You will be encouraged to continually learn and grow your technical, interpersonal, and customer skills and apply them in an agile environment.

You’ll have the opportunity to solve really challenging problems for customers who love Guidewire and our products.

You’ll have a stake in the company with our Long Term Incentive programs.

You’ll have a chance to develop your career within or outside of Customer & Cloud Operations.



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.

CONSENT and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 

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4. You acknowledge that your Personal Data will be retained for up to 24 months.

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.