Software Development Architect - R&D, San Mateo, USA at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - San Mateo, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Development Operations

The Cloud Applications and Insurance Services team builds the InsuranceSuite core systems that power Property and Casualty Insurance companies all over the world. We solve hard problems and manage complexity daily.

As the architect for the Cloud Applications and Insurance Services team, you will work with a community of technical leaders in our core systems and infrastructure teams, as well as peer and consuming teams, both inside and outside the Product Development and Operations team, to guide development teams to the right architecture, designs and solutions. These solutions serve as the Insurance core application platform in which Insurers rely on to innovate, engage and build trust with millions of customers they have all over the world.

Insurance plays a vital social role, enabling us all to share the risk of everything from driving a car to starting a business. Through innovative development and configuration tools and processes, you will help improve the agility of the organizations that deliver this critical service and their ability to implement new technology. And, like us, we think you’ll have fun doing it.

What you would need to succeed

  • Excellent programming skills in Java (preferred) or another modern OO language
  • Extensive experience developing commercial software products; enterprise software is a bonus
  • System design skills, and the ability to design and reason about large-scale distributed systems
  • Understanding of microservices principles and architecture patterns
  • Experience building and delivering applications on the public cloud, preferably AWS
  • Empathy for the software developer persona, and opinions about the SDLC, based on experience
  • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals; degree strongly preferred
  • Curiosity and an appetite to learn
  • Strong technical communication skills, and the ability to influence and persuade with evidence and data
  • Ability to work in an agile, fast-paced environment

What you would do

  • Design, develop and run cloud-native design and configuration tools
  • Own architecture and provide technical leadership to multiple teams
  • Spend half your time (or more) coding
  • Do test driven unit and end-to-end testing of any code you develop
  • Own scalability, availability and data security for your services
  • Own, troubleshoot & resolve code defects
  • Mentor other developers in best practices
  • If this sounds like a fit, we would like to talk to you

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
    Software Development Architect - R&D, San Mateo, USA
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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