Technical Architect, GSC at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: Ireland - Dublin

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Delivery Services

The Role:

As part of the Guidewire Services Center (GSC), a center of excellence within our Delivery Services team, you will work closely with internal Guidewire teams, our customers, and our partners to design solutions and to configure and integrate our products across the globe. To meet growing demand from our customers, we are looking for an experienced Software Architect to join our team.

As a GSC architect, you will become the trusted advisor to your customers and their partners, and you will mentor teams, enabling them to become self- sufficient over time.

To be successful in the role, you must have a unique blend of technical aptitude, business savvy, and interpersonal skills. GSC Architects are not only skilled technical and design craftspeople—people who know their JMS from their JDBC, their Git from their GET, and their factory method from their abstract factory—but also smart communicators who build customer, peer, and team relationships as well as attentive mentors who care about the well-being and professional development of their teammates.

Architects also have a role in building a culture of innovation and in driving quality and continuous improvement at the GSC.

Think you have what it takes to be a GSC Architect?

Here are the expectations we have of candidates:

  • Advanced, hands-on experience with an object-oriented programming language (preferably Java — JVM, SDK, J2EE, JMS, JDBC)
  • Deep understanding of the principles and patterns of object-oriented design
  • Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective writing skills for drafting technical documentation and for explaining technical problems and solutions for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience in consulting or other customer-facing roles
  • Experience working on agile teams
  • Skilled at solution design, estimation, and breaking down deliverables into user stories and tasks
  • Experience leading and mentoring technical teams
  • Knowledge of code review best practice (tools and techniques)
  • Experience with source control, branching, unit testing, static code analysis, and other development tools and frameworks, such as Cucumber, Karate, and SonarQube.
  • Exposure to cloud technologies a plus
  • Comfortable with occasional international travel


  • Competitive Market Salary
  • Bonus
  • LTI (Long term cash Incentive)
  • FlexWork options
  • Company pension contributions
  • Fully funded medical insurance for you and your family
  • 26 days paid annual leave
  • 16 weeks paid paternity
  • 26 weeks paid maternity leave
  • 3 paid days volunteering and many more


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.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Technical Architect, GSC
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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