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Senior Guidewire Developer - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Senior Guidewire Developer - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: UK Homebased/Hybrid working



The opportunity: 


Insurance Solutions within Business Technology Solutions seeks a Senior Java Developer for a Guidewire based solution to support a global, business-critical application.


In this role, you will collaborate in a SCRUM team primarily with other developers, business analysts, testers and business stakeholders spread around the world to build, implement, operate, and maintain new underwriting pricing products across multiple Commercial Insurance lines of business.


In this busy working environment, the need to collaborate and communicate with peers and stakeholders at all levels of the organisation in an agile environment is of high importance.


This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.  Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.


Key Responsibilities: 


  • As part of a dynamic project team spread across multiple locations develop, and subsequently maintain new business-driven global products on a Guidewire platform, specifically utilising PolicyCentre 10.1, to simplify current Underwriting processes and the Commercial Insurance system landscape.
  • Working within a fast-paced agile framework, participate in new product development based on business requirements (defined during ‘Inception’ working sessions with multiple stakeholders) ensuring coding meets Guidewire standards.
  • Work on integrated development tasks, including creating reusable GW based frameworks
  • When not working on new product releases participate in Maintenance Releases developing smaller projects (such as integrations with other applications, ongoing performance assessments, enhancements to current products, identifying and fixing bugs etc.) writing code in GOSU/Java for configuration work and/or integration development and ensure tickets are comprehensively updated for reference.
  • Within the project development team suggest and share ideas, align with other developers and document methods of coding for specific topics to ensure transparency.
  • Configure, upgrade, and solve issues on the lower environment servers
  • Configure and solve issues in the CI/CD pipeline based on Bamboo
  • Identify/code fix database issues (possibly due to illegal product model changes)
  • Participate in ongoing unit testing and subsequent UAT ensuring bugs are identified and correctly fixed within the project framework


Your skills and experience:


  • 5+ Years of GW PolicyCenter Configuration experience with good exposure to SDLC and Java EE
  • Experience with full SDLC and iterative (Agile) development lifecycle as used in GW implementations
  • Hands-on GW Implementation Proficiency and Experience in GW Configuration Development - Expertise configuring and developing several areas of PolicyCenter – Policy Transactions/Job Configuration, Experience implementing multiple LOBs, Product Modelling, Quoting, Rating Management, Reinsurance Management, Forms Management, Policy Revisioning, UW Authority, Account Management, Contacts, Locations, User Management, Producer Management and PolicyCenter Administration
  • Experience with XML, G-Unit, Jenkins, GIT/Subversion/TFS, Code Coverage and Code Scan Plugin/Tools
  • Leadership – Assertive, Sharp with the ability to inspire, bring out the best in individuals and develop a strong configuration team to deliver quality configurations
  • Excellent communication skills, Onsite – Offshore co-ordination
  • Large Scale System Delivery Experience preferably for Policy Administration Systems
  • At least 2 years of experience in at least one large Business Integration effort and project team through all phases of the project lifecycle from scoping and planning, requirements gathering, design, development, testing,
  • Expert Level Guidewire/Java Developers with Guidewire Policy Center, preferably on version 10.
  • Working experience in Agile and DevOps tools: JIRA, Git, Bamboo (SVN and Jenkins are assets)
  • Strong Java Skills
  • Strong Java J2EE developer (preferably Java 8)
  • 5-8 years of applied java development experience
  • Strong integration development experience
  • Strong Database experience – MS SQL Server
  • Strong experience with XML and JSON


The reward:


As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –


  • 12% pension
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Full private medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance 
  • Homeworkers allowance


At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.


Who we are:


With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


Further information:


At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of their background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. #LI-Hybrid

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