Guidewire Tech Lead

Job Details:

This is an opportunity to grow a Guidewire capability within Headforwards, initially leading a new team working with a large UK retail insurer. We are building a new Guidewire development team at Headforwards to help our client deliver features to support the FCA Consumer Duty regulations. While we have worked in the insurance sector for a number of years, this is the first time we have worked with Guidewire and are looking for someone experienced to help shape our teams.

This is a great opportunity for someone with several years of development and configuration experience across the Guidewire product suite who is looking to move into a more tech lead space. You will be responsible for the overall technical direction of our solutions ensuring they align with Guidewire and modern software development best practices, of course working in conjunction with the client and with support from Headforwards technical leadership. You will also provide Guidewire technical support to help the Delivery Lead recruit a team with the right skills for our client. This is a key role for us as we move into a new technology area and while we are looking for someone to help us provide technical leadership, this is very much a hands-on role. Day to day you will be delivering as an integral member of the team and we expect your technical skills to be up to date and high quality.

Headforwards prides itself on our lean approaches to software delivery, our teams are designed to be as cross-functional as possible to ensure we can share expertise effectively. We integrate ourselves within our clients seamlessly, becoming an extension of their existing capacity, but we also leverage the combined knowledge of the Headforwards teams to provide insights and expertise when needed. We focus on delivering the minimum possible to provide business value and ensuring that each change we make has considered testing from the start, so quality is designed in. We get excited with automated testing and continuous delivery pipelines and constantly look at ways to automate manual processes. While we have people in our teams with ranges of experience, we do not have a very hierarchical set-up, and believe that everyone in the team, no matter how experienced, all have an equal voice within the team. We expect this role, in collaboration with the Delivery Lead, to demonstrate these behaviours and encourage them throughout the team.

About us:

Most of us live in beautiful Cornwall and our offices are less than 5 miles from the beach. While we love Cornwall and can’t imagine not living here, we know a lot of people are happy elsewhere. We expect everyone to come to our office occasionally, maybe once or twice a quarter, but apart from that we are happy for you to be based anywhere in the UK. If you are lucky enough to be based in Cornwall, or would like to relocate to this beautiful part of the country, our new offices are set-up for you to work here if you would prefer.

Company benefits:

  • Flexible hours and remote/hybrid working available
  • 25 days holiday per year, increasing each year up to 30 days (plus bank holidays)
  • Medical cashback scheme (which also offers discounts at gyms, cinemas, supermarkets etc)
  • Linkedin Learning licences, Pluralsight Learning access, and Certification opportunities
  • Company pension
  • Enhanced sick/ Maternity/ Paternity pay
  • And much more…

Essential skills/ experience:

  • Guidewire ClaimCenter v10 Configuration Specialist
  • Strong Java development experience
  • Experience using the Gosu language
  • Knowledge of Agile development methods and practices
  • Broad understanding of Microsoft Azure IaaS features
  • An understanding of the UK retail insurance industry

Desirable skills/ experience:

  • Experience mentoring developers and supporting pair programming would be a plus
  • Experience using Test Driven Development practices
  • Understanding of Refactoring and SOLID principles
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 expertise
  • Experience with BillingCenter and PolicyCenter would be desirable

We are able to offer visa sponsorship, however candidates must already be based in the UK.

We recruit on a rolling basis and fill our vacancies as soon as we find people who fit our culture and meet the skills requirements. This means that whilst we have a closing date on all of our roles, we may offer the role to someone before the end date, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

No recruitment agencies please.

Job attributes

salary-from: 70,000- 85,000

close-date: 31/10/2022

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time Hybrid Remote
Job Location: England

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