Senior Industry Analyst at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Development Operations

Are you a long-time property and casualty insurance industry professional?

Are you passionate about insurance systems and want to influence the future of the insurance business?

If so, then being a Guidewire Senior Industry Analyst might be the right role for you. Our industry analysts are our insurance experts within the product

management team. Your primary responsibility would be to explain and

represent the property and casualty insurance industry to the product

development organization. Your background should be in insurance, with roles at carriers, brokers, software vendors, or others within the insurance vertical. Maybe you’ve been an underwriter or underwriting manager, an agent, a senior business analyst, or a product manager. You should have a high degree of comfort with technology, and exceptional analytical and communications skills. You should also be comfortable both engaging in product design discussions with developers and presenting to prospective customers. Because of our strong commitment to quality across the development team, you will also support the creation, execution and validation of robust functional and integration test cases that truly reflect how our customers would exercise our solutions.

As a Senior Industry Analyst at Guidewire, your responsibilities will


  • Providing context and perspective to the Product Managers designing and prioritizing enhancements to our products.
  • Research of insurance industry questions, including interpretation and summarization of insurance manuals, regulatory filings, and publications from professional organizations or regulatory bodies.
  • Helping implementation teams to understand and interpret the requirements being given to them by insurance carriers.
  • Being the insurance expert who can help customers, prospective customers, engineering, QA, support, sales, and other groups with questions.
  • Eliciting, analyzing, specify, and validating the business needs of stakeholders, be they customers or end users.
  • Collaborating with project sponsors to determine project scope and vision.
  • Proposing solutions for representing ISO content in Guidewire products, and identifies and communicates platform gaps where they exist.
  • Creating sample policies and validating test results to support application feature design.
  • Diagnosing and reporting issues in the Electronic Rating Content to ISO, following issues to resolution, and working with the development and services teams on workarounds.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert on their line(s) of business for customers implementing Standards Based Templates.
  • Documenting known issues and workaround for release notes

Desired skills/experience:

  • 5+ years of experience on the Commercial Insurance side of the P&C insurance industry, preferably in an Underwriting role.
  • 5+ years of experience on the IT side of the P&C insurance industry.
  • Working knowledge of United States Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Technical capacity - you should feel comfortable with XML and be able to communicate with the engineering team on tactical technical decisions.
  • Familiarity with modern, rules-based, configurable software applications.
  • Ability to translate high level requirements into detailed product specifications.
  • Ability to manage complex initiatives with limited supervision.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Good decision-making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to excel in a team-oriented environment. Experience with agile software development is a plus.
  • A real passion for software systems and problem solving.
  • Experience with general insurance outside North America is a plus.

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Industry Analyst
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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