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Senior Software Build Engineer - Foster City, CA

  • Department: Product Development
  • Location: Foster City, CA, USA
  • Country: United States of America

Guidewire's development team is looking for a smart, proactive, and results-oriented Senior Build Engineer to reimagine how we build and deliver our solutions for the property & casualty insurance industry. The team is looking for an enthusiastic engineer who is passionate about building high-quality software with a great team and improving the developer experience for thousands of people who develop our products every day.

You will impact 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 build software supports software development teams internal to Guidewire as well as partner and customer development teams all over the world.

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 be hands-on in designing and writing code
  • Curiosity and internal motivation to constantly improve
  • 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:

  • Gradle and Maven
  • Core Java
  • Performance (measuring and improving)
  • TeamCity (including Build Configuration and Automation)
  • Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Unit/Integration Testing
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers

A typical candidate has a Computer Science degree or equivalent, and 5+ years of Build experience


The ideal candidate 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 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 are privileged to serve more than 350 P&C insurers in 32 countries. 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.



Intermediate to Senior

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.