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Guidewire PolicyCenter Technical Specialist/Architect/Lead - Open to Remote

Company: AFMIC American Family Mutual Insurance Company, S.
Location: Oregon
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

At American Family Insurance, we believe people are an organization s most valuable asset, and their ideas and experiences matter. From our CEO to our agency force, we re committed to growing a diverse and inclusive culture that empowers innovation that will inspire, protect, and restore our customers dreams in ways never imagined.American Family Insurance is driven by our customers and employees. That s why we provide more than just a job we provide opportunity. Whether you re already part of our team in search of a new challenge or new to our company and ready for what s next, you re in the right place. Every dream is a journey that starts with a single step. Start your journey right here. Join our team. Bring your dreams.Job ID: R29190 Guidewire PolicyCenter Technical Specialist/Architect/Lead - Open to Remote (Open)Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location.Compensation Minimum:$103,500 AnnualCompensation Maximum:$165,700 AnnualSummary:The Guidewire PolicyCenter Technical Specialist leads and drives the cross functional development team in creation of new software products/features or maintenance efforts, and coordinates efforts across multiple development teams. The specialist will focus on Guidewire PolicyCenter but will cross train on other related technologies that the team leverages. The specialist will provide technical guidance and leadership to the project team in collaboration with Delivery Managers, Project Managers, Application Domain Architects and other Technical Specialists. The Technical Specialist is responsible for software design and development for complex and/or large-scale business solutions, providing technical guidance and leadership for specific applications. The specialist may perform various roles in the development of applications in any phase of the systems development life cycle. Provides in-depth technical mentoring, provides estimates, and assists team members in resolving technical problems, and assists in the project planning and task identifications. Performs complex system analysis and trouble shooting of problems and recommends solutions. The Technical Specialist recommends opportunities to improve system stability, effectiveness and efficiency. Works in a mobile, client/server, business intelligence, and/or web environment for internally built applications or vendor packaged applications.
Job Description:Primary AccountabilitiesTechnical Leadership (40%)

  • Drives initiatives to adopt new processes and adheres to existing standards.
  • Uses comprehensive application knowledge and or technical knowledge to provide guidance and technical leadership to project resources or maintenance resources. Maintains an awareness of other projects and their possible effect on ongoing projects.
  • Assists and holds others accountable for their commitments. Takes accountability for team deliverables and overall team success; manages own tasks.
  • Recognizes and escalates quality, deadline, or deliverable issues within own work environment to team leads and/or management.
  • Ensures effective integration and communication between multiple development teams with interdependencies.
  • Leads and/or participates in systems analysis, general systems design, specification development for vendor contracts, and detailed systems design as needed based on expertise.
  • Provides technical leadership in the ongoing adoption and development of software engineering procedures, standards and methods.
  • Makes recommendations and presentations to senior management regarding technical issues, technical investments, and strategic directions.Application Development (30%)
    • Provides expertise during the initial phases of the project including estimating resources, skill requirements, time requirements, identifying tools and technologies, participating in proof of concepts, etc.
    • Analyzes high level system specifications, business requirements and/or use cases. Converts information into the appropriate level specifications and system design plan for the development team. Designs and develops complex software solutions in adherence with I/S standards, methodology and internal controls. Identifies and provides solution alternatives for the defined functional and system requirements when needed.
    • Understands and identifies system dependencies. Understands functionality, integration points and impacts of proposed changes to supporting applications. Follows through with options and recommendations.
    • Consults with others to validate complex design decisions. Provides advanced coding expertise to mitigate high risk features or technical challenges.
    • Provides appropriate documentation for design decisions, estimating assumptions, code modules, and performance metrics as required by organization standards.
    • Defines, conducts, mentors others, and/or participates in testing (i.e. unit, system integration). Prepares, leads and/or participates in development walkthroughs.
    • Collaborates with others regarding effectiveness of systems flow, data usage and manual or automated processes to verify requirements.
    • Ensures software development meets standards for programming, design, performance, and security. Identifies and recommends areas for improvement in planning, design, development, and testing.
    • Creates, maintains, and/or enhances system documentation as needed.Maintenance & Support (15%)
      • Provides input for contingency and disaster recovery plans.
      • Repairs, modifies, and develops additional functionality.
      • Follows and supports change management practices and internal controls standards. Communicates changes and impact to those affected. Assists less experienced technologists in all areas of maintenance and communication.
      • Provides vendor system support.
      • Shares knowledge and information with others to resolve problems and build team knowledge.
      • Identifies enhancements to meet changing data requirements, usability, interfaces and future maintainability of software.
      • Assists with creation and maintenance of service desk diagnostics and job aids for area of responsibility. Updates and/or reviews with those affected.
      • Performs and/or partners with I.S. colleagues to conduct performance tuning to ensure applications meet service level agreements.Solution Development Leadership (15%)
        • Supports the development and implementation of the modeled solution.
        • Champions and enables software development processes and code quality standards.
        • Develops prototypes, frameworks/shells or specialized utilities for the development team.
        • Provides technical guidance/mentoring to development team.Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements
          • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service
          • Demonstrated experience analyzing and understanding complex software/systems.
          • Demonstrated experience communicating technical information.
          • Demonstrated experience developing different solution-delivery and design approaches and solutions to customers.
          • Demonstrated experience developing complex software/systems using one or more programming language.
          • Demonstrated experience analyzing and estimating project size and work efforts for software solutions.
          • Demonstrated experience providing technical guidance and leadership to less experienced staff.
          • Demonstrated experience translating business requirements into architectural deliverables and technical specifications.
          • Extensive knowledge and understanding of software development and design standards and methodologies.
          • Extensive knowledge and understanding of infrastructure technologies, operating systems, and the interconnectivity between infrastructure platforms and software tools.
          • Extensive knowledge and understanding of application architecture and design alternatives.
          • Extensive knowledge and understanding of systems development life cycle (SDLC).
          • Extensive Knowledge and understanding of integration and migration strategies and technologies.Additional Job Information:We are open to remote employees in the United States.Offer to selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks.Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions.#LI-RemoteWhen you work at American Family you can expect benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, and a paid-time off program. In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns and contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Enterprise benefits.We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Stay connected: Join Our Enterprise !#LI-DB1 Associated topics: .net, application developer, architect, back end, design, devops, java, php, project architect, software architect

Keywords: AFMIC American Family Mutual Insurance Company, S., Madison , Guidewire PolicyCenter Technical Specialist/Architect/Lead - Open to Remote, Other , Oregon, Wisconsin

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