Senior Software Engineer - Cloud at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - San Mateo, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Development Operations

Create real impact. One customer at a time.

Guidewire is a top cloud employer on Glassdoor with a startup frame of mind and the world-class platform for over 25% of the global Property & Casualty market.

Fresh challenges every day

If you’re always up for a new test, ready to run head-on into change, and comfortable with the uncomfortable, you’ll fit right in here. Join Guidewire as a Senior Software Engineer - Cloud.

Calling all polyglot programmers - step this way if you want to build and deliver outstanding software and core applications. Working with multiple platforms and programming languages, you’ll craft tools, services, and infrastructure components that automate the life cycle of highly available distributed services and applications.

You’ll use 12-factor app methodology to create industry-leading cloud products. Java, Golang, NodeJS, or Python - whatever your programming language of choice, you’ll bring boundary-pushing software development skills to our accomplished team. We’re a social bunch who thrive in our agile, fast-paced workplace.

Team wins are greatly valued here, so you’ll work collaboratively to write high-quality code and algorithms, building infrastructure and software that matters.

You’ll protect your products with the assurances of automated testing and deploy containerized applications to AWS through Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment.

NOTE: This will be a hybrid role with at least 3 days on-location work at our local San Mateo, CA office. Employee can telecommute on rest of the days.

What you'll bring to Guidewire:

  • A degree in Computer Science or Math. If you don’t have this, but you do have plenty of relevant knowledge and experience, we still want to hear from you!
  • A discerning comprehension of standard REST API/gRPC for data interchange.
  • Practical experience with microservices architecture concepts like Service Discovery and API Gateway.
  • Linux debugging skills.
  • Advocacy for IaaS abstractions, containers technologies & cloud platforms (Kubernetes/Mesos/Cloud Foundry/OpenShift, Docker, AWS/GCP/Azure, Serverless).
  • Proponent of proven architectures (SOLID/Hexagonal) and other design concepts.
  • Capability to pivot to any language or framework.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code and configuration management would be helpful, using tools like Terraform and Ansible. And if you have Spring Boot/Bash programming skills, even better!

What you should know about this role:

  • This is an office-based position with the flexibility to WFH 2 days/week.
  • This position is regularly involved paired programming.

Be Yourself & Stay Clever

At Guidewire, we value autonomy, empowerment, and inclusivity, which is why we want each of our employees to be heard and celebrated. We’re in the business of uplifting people, so they can fulfill their goals and ambitions. So, there’s plenty of time and space for you to broaden your skills and experience.

If we've got you excited and you’re ready for a career upgrade, then we're eager to hear from you! Get in touch to learn more about the Guidewire team you’ll work with.

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