Senior Java Software Engineer at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Development Operations

At Guidewire, we don’t hire people who just fit in; we want to work with team members who elevate our business, community, and company culture by being exactly who they are, 24/7. We strive to create an environment where everyone is valued, respected, included, and can be their authentic self. If you believe you have what we need, we encourage you to apply!

Guidewire delivers outstanding software products for the second-largest financial services industry in the world: insurance. We provide the core applications for Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance companies to build their business products, sell policies, settle claims, and bill their customers. We deliver SaaS solutions via Guidewire Cloud enabling our customers to rapidly innovate and drive measurable value. Guidewire Cloud is powered by the highly resilient Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure, with SLAs backed by experienced Guidewire teams and SaaS- certified partners spanning application management, system administration, security and compliance, upgrades, quality assurance, health checks, and other services.

The Guidewire Policy Center Cloud team is creating new policy cloud solutions for insurance companies to accelerate their products to market, improve pricing and risk selection, gain insights into business performance, and deliver the best policy administration experience for their customers. We are looking for a creative and motivated Senior Java Software Engineer to build scalable cloud solutions for the P&C insurance industry's complex business domain and make our industry-leading products even better.

What we’re looking for

  • 7+ years of extensive Java programming skills
  • Solid understanding of common data structures and programming best-practices
  • Promote object-oriented design principles ("SOLID"/Hexagonal) and other design patterns
  • Experience designing REST or gRPC based APIs
  • Experience with cloud-native technologies and public cloud providers (e.g. AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience working with relational and/or NoSQL databases
  • Detailed problem-solving approach, coupled with a sense of ownership and drive
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Effective collaboration with highly skilled team members, product managers, architects, and operations team.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex technical concepts to a varied audience
  • Ability to rapidly learn new technologies
  • BS/MS in Computer Science (or a related technical field), or equivalent level of demonstrable professional competency

Nice to have

  • Experience with microservices architecture and containers.
  • Prior experience with Spring Boot.
  • Experience building secure software and knowledge of security practices.
  • Understanding of CI/CD and DevOps tools.

Our employee culture

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 Java Software Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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