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Guidewire Developer

Date:  Sep 29, 2023

Toronto, ON, CA, M5J 2P1

Working place:  Remote / Hybrid
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Who are we

GFT is driving the digital transformation of the world’s leading companies in the Financial and Insurance sectors, as well as in the manufacturing industry. Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation.

Here's what sets us apart:

· We offer training, certification and support you in the development of your expertise

· We are dedicated and specialized in the insurance industry, we support our clients in their growth challenges and digital transformations

· Our professionals are always at the center of our attention as we know that they are the source of our excellence

Who are You  - You have a place with us if:

Add Tech Stack

Joining the GFT team is more than just a job! It's also:

· Being part of a team of competent and passionate professionals

· Personalized training and career plan

· Social and sports activities

· 40-hours week and paid overtime

· Six weeks of vacation

· Individual or family insurance plan

· 12 statutory holidays

· And many other benefits that we will be happy to introduce


Job Role

The Guidewire Developer will have a thorough understanding of Guidewire products with a specific skill set in Policy Center , Billing Center or Claim Centre. This role will work with internal/external customers to design, develop, make program and/or configuration & integration changes to deliver business functionality within Guidewire. The individual will be a leader within the team and help develop GW skills and experience with other team members.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The role will work with internal customers/architects/Developers to design, develop, and maintain functionality within the Guidewire platform.

Work with development teams so that proper patterns/practices are used to deliver software solutions.

Represent Configuration & Integration resources and demand in planning sessions with a keen eye on delivery.

Responsible for Development skill assessments and making sure Developers are getting the proper feedback around the work that they are doing.

Assess Technical Debt and Priorities with the development teams and leads to make sure the solutions that are built are sustainable and are production ready.


• 5+ years of experience with Guidewire applications PC ,BC or CC

• An understanding of the insurance business, an ability to talk to business analysts and SMEs in order to translate business requirements into system changes.

• A full understanding of the GW product suite and the frameworks/options available for Development.

• Knowledge in configuration and coding using Guidewire tools and accelerators, Guidewire Batch, and Guidewire predefined plugins.

• Database definition and design at the application level

• Experience relating to screen-related changes, changes to wizards, workflows, validation rules, an Business rules.

• Definition, design and configuration of the company structure (single or multiple internal companies, organization structure, regions, branches, users, roles, permissions, producer codes)

Skills and Abilities:

• Must have experience using Java and J2EE

• Highly proficient in SQL (T-SQL or PL/SQL)

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Strong analytical and technical skills.

• Prior experience with GIT, Jenkins, Rally or other similar applications.

Other Position Parameters

• Experience with Insurance Systems and GW capabilities

• Guidewire Certifications

• Ability to drive the work forward, collaborating with the business and technical staff on a daily basis.

• A strong sense of customer service with a strong desire to deliver.


We will be happy to accompany you in your new professional challenge.



Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

At GFT we  are committed  to  cultivating,  fostering,  and  preserving  a  culture  of  diversity, equity and inclusion. We want to attract, recruit, develop and retain the most talented employees, regardless of their  background.  We  are  guided  by  our  values  in  everything  we  do, and  recognize  that being  a  diverse  and  inclusive  employer  helps  us  fulfil  our social responsibility  to  make  a difference.

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