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Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack – Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
Product Development

Senior Software Engineer – Full-Stack


Guidewire's development team is looking for a proactive and results-oriented Senior Software Engineer to build elegant solutions for the property & casualty insurance industry and make our industry-leading products even better. We are 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 platform includes a cluster-safe persistence layer, inter-application messaging architecture, an MVC Web layer, and a lot more. You will work on the entire technology stack, from the core persistence layer through to the Web Application front ends.

Our teams are lean, empowered, and collaborative. You should be a self-starter and able to perform with minimal supervision while working alongside intelligent colleagues who've checked their egos at the door in a team environment, communicating effectively with everyone. We've built a strong culture, and we're looking for engineers who can help us maintain it.

As a successful senior engineer with Guidewire, you should have:

  • A desire to work collaboratively in an empowered, small, and 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, being hands-on in designing and writing code
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers and providing constructive feedback
  • Ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills, comfortable to speak your mind and defend ideas, yet have humility, self-awareness and a desire to constantly improve


What we are looking for:

  • Proficiency in Core Java and good working knowledge of JavaScript / HTML5 / CSS.
  • Familiar with Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Unit/Integration Testing and so on
  • Object-Oriented Design using SOLID and Hexagonal design principles
  • Experience building secure software and knowledge of security practices
  • Experience working with Open Source frameworks (e.g. Spring, Hibernate, jBPM, or others)
  • Understanding of relational database persistence (e.g. MySQL, Oracle)
  • Agile development practices
  • Experience designing REST or gRPC based APIs
  • Cloud Services (e.g. AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • A Computer Science degree or equivalent


Bonus points:

  • Experience with a market leading client-side framework: ReactJS, AngularJS and so on
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, CouchDB


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. 


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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 Insurance Platform is the P&C industry platform that unifies software, services, and partner ecosystem to power our customers’ business. Insurance Platform 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.

Guidewire InsuranceSuite is currently positioned in the Leaders quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms, North America.”. InsuranceNow is positioned in the Challengers quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for P&C Core Platforms, North America.”

Guidewire was honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award as One of the Best Places to Work in 2018. Guidewire is a mid-sized company, headquartered in Foster City, CA, with offices around the world.


Please note that we do not accept resumes or honor referrals from headhunters, placement agencies, or other external parties seeking recruiting fees if they do not have a signed formal agreement with Guidewire.