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Guidewire Solution Architect - Property/Casualty

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Bloomington, IL, USA · Minneapolis, MN, USA · Alpharetta, GA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Guidewire Solution Architect - Property/Casualty

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Primary Location

: US-IL-Bloomington

Other Locations

: US-GA-Alpharetta, US-MN-Minneapolis
COUNTRY Financial is seeking a dynamic experienced, and highly motivated Guidewire Solution Architect to join the Commercial & Agribusiness Insurance Application Development team. As a member of the team, you will work closely with other enterprise and solution Architects, technology development teams and business units during the development and implementation of the new Guidewire PolicyCenter policy administration system supporting all farm and commercial lines of business. This key role will provide oversight and technical direction to teams comprised of business partners and technology team members from COUNTRY Financial, a System Integrator and Software Vendors to deliver solutions.
You will work closely with software vendors, and System Integrator vendors and engage with many areas across the IT department to ensure successful delivery of system functions that meet business partner expectations. You will work with senior leadership to clear blockers and share the successes of the teams.

This position offers a hybrid work schedule and can be based out of our corporate offices in Bloomington, IL, Alpharetta, GA, or Minneapolis, MN.

How does a Guidewire Solution Architect to make an impact?

  • Designs solutions after gathering business and technical requirements.
  • Develops software solutions that are high performing and meet technical standards.
  • Supports testing and problem solving/debugging of solutions.
  • Implements software solutions following best practices.

Do you have what we're looking for?

  • Strong organization, written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with Commercial Lines Property/Casualty insurance products.
  • Expert level knowledge of Guidewire’s PolicyCenter, including configuration and integration capabilities.
  • Demonstrated forward thinking skills, ability to look at the overall needs of the business area supported and contribute to the direction and recommend improvement ideas.
  • Proven experience working developers on technical requirements to design solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience providing guidance on data model changes and code quality, including support of teams in code reviews.
  • Proven ability to work with support teams resolving complex issues related to performance.
  • Experience creating process diagrams for business solutions. Be able to present to leadership or business audiences.
  • Ability to do impact analysis of a change to a system you support, and other systems impacted.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure, multitask, prioritize, and show appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Proven ability of working within an Agile development life cycle (including a strong understanding of the interactions between engineers, analyst, and testers).
  • Experience working on large strategic, multi-phase projects involving multiple teams and 50+ employees.
  • Experience using Rally.
  • Experience working in a SAFe Agile environment.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language.
  • Experience with DevOps, CI/CD, Docker, BitBucket and GitLab.
  • Typically requires 14 years of relevant experience or a combination of related experience, education and training.

Why work with us?

Our employees and representatives serve nearly one million households with our diverse range of personal and business insurance products as well as retirement and investment services. We build relationships and work together to create a stronger, more secure future for our clients and our communities. We’re a big company, yet small enough you can make an impact and won’t get lost in the shuffle. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and grow throughout your career, either within this role or by exploring other areas of our business.

You’ll be able to take advantage of our benefits package, which includes insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, disability, and life), 401(k) with company match, parental leave, paid time off, paid company holidays and time off to volunteer in your community. Please click here to learn more about who we are and the many benefits we offer our employees.

COUNTRY Financial is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of employment, and in providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. #LI-AH1

Come join our team at COUNTRY today!

COUNTRY Financial does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.