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Senior Manager - Cloud Common Services

at About Guidewire Software, Inc.

Posted: 4/24/2019
Job Reference #: oo9L9fwb

Job Description

Guidewire has embarked on an exciting transformation journey that is driven by a global team of high performers. This group is agile & creative with the opportunity to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you like to be part of a great team, building and enabling this transformation, this could be perfect for you.

Are you entrepreneurial, do you love helping teams? Are you yourself a polyglot programmer and a 12 factor app guru? Do you understand infrastructure just as much as you can dabble in code? Do you deploy containerized applications to any cloud providers? Are you interested in helping shape & contributing to our new Cloud products? If so, we would love to meet you!

You will help manage teams that will play a significant role in the design and development of micro-services, components, and tools for Guidewire’s next generation, cloud-native platform. Guidewire’s cloud platform is targeted to be best-in-class in enabling our customers with mission services in the property and casualty insurance domain. You will work in a highly collaborative environment in agile, cross-functional teams.

Your responsibility will include, but aren’t limited to:
• Help multiple teams hit their goal in the cloud transformation
• Work with teams and responsible for day to day operations
• Follow agile best practices and improve knowledge density of the team
• Interact with leadership to help maintain business focus and consistent practices
• Support other teams using the tools and cloud infrastructure and maintain operability
• Implement new automation to improve speed and quality of environment procurement, deployment and management
• Drive effective resolution to escalations including post mortem, root cause analysis and implementa-tion s to ensure long term remediation of issues
• Design, develop and implement micro-services, components & tools
• Encourage and help teams do test driven unit and end to end testing of any code
• Design, develop and implement micro-services, components & tools
• Own scalability, availability and data security for your services
• Deploy containerized applications to the preferred cloud provider
• Drive Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD)
• Mentor other developers in best practices

What you would need to succeed
• Strong conceptual thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Experience working in the Insurtech industry will be a plus.
• Have successfully led multiple teams
• Strong leadership skills and representation for teams
• Experience working with senior leadership team to design technology and process landscape and develop overall cloud solution strategy
• Ability to work effectively in cross functional global organization
• Strong technical communication skills
• Excellent software development skills in one or more of the following languages: Java/Golang/NodeJs
• Have developed in more than one language and ready to pivot to any language/framework
• Understand SOLID/Hexagonal Architecture and other design principles
• Understand REST API/gRPC for data interchange
• Understand micro services architecture patterns pattern like Service Discovery/API Gateway/Domain Driven Design etc.
• Have implemented distributed tracing and monitoring of apps
• Understand IaaS abstractions like Kubernetes/Cloud foundry/OpenShift
• Understand Serverless function and their relevant use
• Ability to work in an agile fast paced environment
• BS/MS degree (Computer Science or Math)
• 10+ years relevant work experience
• This role will be based in the Birmingham, Alabama

• Working knowledge of Kafka, Elasticsearch, Spring Boot
• Advanced debugging skills in Linux
• Startup experience

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.