Staff Software Engineer - Back End (San Mateo, CA) at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - San Mateo, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Product Development Operations

The Guidewire Claims team is reimagining and creating new claims experiences for insurance providers and millions of people who are submitting insurance claims with our customers. We are building scalable cloud services and web applications that enable our customers to process a multitude of claims simultaneously, gain insights into their business performance, and deliver the best experience to their customers.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic engineer passionate about designing, analyzing, and leading technical projects for large-scale distributed systems while working in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

In this role you will:

  • Work collaboratively in an empowered, lean, cross-functional team
  • Own and lead multi-month technical projects while working with the latest cloud technologies (we heavily rely on Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, and primary use Java)
  • Advise Claims leadership and product management on technology choices and product roadmap considerations
  • Exert technical influence to improve the reliability of Guidewire cloud products
  • Mentor individual contributors to help them grow technical skills. As a senior member, you will lead by example and be looked to for guidance.

You might be successful in this role if you:

  • Have a strong technical background, including 10+ years of experience designing and engineering large-scale systems
  • Proficient with backend technologies (Java stack), and familiar with client-side development (JavaScript, TypeScript)
  • Possess experience in building and delivering Kubernetes-native microservices utilizing public cloud services (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Served as the technical lead and defined the roadmap for complex projects spanning multiple teams and functions
  • Measure your success in terms of business impact and customer value, not lines of code
  • Advocate for high-quality software by promoting test automation and thorough code reviews
  • Able to learn quickly in a fast-paced dynamic environment while also efficiently communicating your ideas and suggestions
  • Seek the best ideas from across the organization, setting a vision that others are excited to get behind
  • Maintain an open mind and an aptitude for continuous improvement, learning, and exploration of new technologies
  • Share our core values: Collegiality, Integrity, and Rationality.



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
    Staff Software Engineer - Back End (San Mateo, CA)
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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