Location: Japan - Tokyo
Employment Type: Full-time
Team: Delivery Services
We are seeking a Functional Consultant who is interested in working on a small team of senior-level consultants to implement our software at Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers.
We are seeking a Functional Consultant to work on our small team of senior- level consultants to implement our software at Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers.
The Guidewire Delivery Services organization includes business analysts, functional consultants, and technical integration consultants who work together to help customer and SI vendor to implement Guidewire applications at customer sites. Our projects are complex and can last from three months to two years depending on the specific customer requirements. During a project, the team will identify customer business requirements, identify solutions leveraging OOTB capabilities coupled with configuration to meet those requirements, and integrate the Guidewire application to other internal or external systems.
Guidewire consultants are expected to spend the majority of their time on-site with the client business and technical teams. This is primarily a Japan-based role but there may be an opportunity to work in other regions that Guidewire operates in.
Guidewire applications are highly configurable to the requirements of each client and require a thorough understanding of the objectives and requirements of the client.
Key activities for consultants include:
Ability to lead workshops to gather requirements and business needs and provide solution recommendations to the customer
Configuring the Guidewire products to solve customer business challenges. For configuring Guidewire products, the consultant will need to use Guidewire provided IDE to configure Screens and DB objects (Entities).
Ability to work independently and effectively with customers on projects
Ability to promote and advocate Guidewire best practices with customers
Partnering with client business teams to understand business objectives and integration requirements
Developing an overall configuration approach for the client
Producing requirement and functional design documents
Estimating the effort required to configure Guidewire products
Working with Guidewire Product management to share configuration concepts and further develop our core product features
Identifying opportunities to meet customer business objectives using business logic and configuring Guidewire applications to meet those objectives
Supporting execution of tests, including monitoring software incidents and communicating software issues to Guidewire engineering
These roles represent Guidewire Software to our customer. The successful consultant is expected to closely with our customers while making sure that Guidewire product management is kept abreast of product strengths and weaknesses. The position requires a unique blend of technical aptitude, business process understanding, and customer-facing skills.
Individuals that join the Guidewire consulting career path are not expected to be experts in all aspects of consulting. All consultants are required to have software configuration skills and a proven track record of consulting skills in order to be successful.
Locally based consultants are expected to work onsite 5 days a week.
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. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.