Staff Engineer at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: Canada - Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Development Operations

Staff Engineer - Canada or US Remote

As a Staff Engineer for Guidewire’s Reliability and Automation team, you will build and maintain DevOps / Automation Tooling Infrastructure of our Reliability and Automation team to enable our internal teams to scale the Guidewire Cloud offering.

You will help to define the best practices and methodologies for infrastructure setup, upgrade, automation, and maintenance, while collaborating closely with peers.


We live by our core principles of integrity, rationality, and collegiality. Your first responsibility is always to enforce to these principles in everything that you do.

An understanding of the sense of urgency involved in a production system setting and the implications of any changes made to such.

Understand all aspects of the Guidewire Cloud operating model and work directly with our internal operational teams to identify key challenges and opportunities for improvement through tooling and automation.

Ensure that we meet our milestones and maintain strict client SLAs and their defined KPIs.

Build, automate and maintain our tooling infrastructure in AWS/On-Perm, focusing on Infrastructure as Code and CI/CD practices

Ability to architect a reliable high availability cluster solution for development tools implementation

Work in an agile team, handle on-call, and support deliverables in production

Build monitors/dashboards/log visualizations to collect metrics and learn requirements to build solutions and tools to constantly improve availability, performance, up-time, and response times of the platform

Operate development and high-available production environments in AWS

Ability to rapidly absorb new technologies and have the desire to work in a fast-paced environment

Coach and mentor other engineers technically.


Willing to be flexible and be part be part of on-call rotation.

BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent industry technical skills

6+ years of work experience in a SaaS production environment for large-scale enterprise

Experienced in building infrastructure software using Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud native technologies

Strong Amazon Web Services (AWS) networking knowledge

Good understanding of the network paradigms and stacks available

Comfort with Linux system administration, with the ability to program/script using Go, Python, Java or equivalent

Experience with AWS services such as ec2, route53, s3, load balancers etc.

Experience administering applications like Bitbucket, Artifactory etc.

Experience with open-source monitoring tools like Prometheus/Grafana

Experience with configuration management (preferably Ansible)

Experience working analyzing logs and debugging.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to lead by example and be a role model for peers.

Have Agile, systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong interpersonal skills and a sense of ownership and drive

Experience in designing, analyzing, and solving problems for large-scale distributed systems

Desired skills/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent from higher education institution.

High degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently while interacting with peers and engineers who often excel at these capabilities as well

Experience working in an environment where cloud or off-premise enterprise applications have been utilized

Passion for automation over repetitive manual work

Ability to quickly learn complex systems and new technologies

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. 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.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Staff Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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