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Guidewire Tech Lead

Date:  20-Jul-2022
City:  London
Company:  GFT Technologies SE

Guidewire Technical Lead


About GFT

As a pioneer for digital transformation GFT develops sustainable solutions across new technologies – from cloud engineering and artificial intelligence to blockchain/DLT. With its deep technological expertise, strong partnerships and comprehensive market know-how GFT offers advice to the financial and insurance sectors, as well as in the manufacturing industry.


We have been recognised for our engineering excellence and work side by side with our clients in an agile way to solve their most challenging problems. Companies gain easy and safe access to scalable IT applications and innovative business models.


Who are we?

GFT are a modern company with a passion for technology that thrives on collaboration with our clients and celebrates success with our team.  We are an organisation that empowers you to not only explore but raise your potential and seek out opportunities that add value. You will work in a supportive environment with a diverse and inclusive team that is always learning and developing whilst working closely with our colleagues across the globe. Most importantly we care about people, cultures and opinions, and show everyone equal respect.



Role Summary 


The Sr. GW Integrations Engineer will have a thorough understanding of Guidewire products with a specific skill set in Policy Center and Billing Center integrations on v8 and ideally on v10.

This role will work with internal teams and external customers to support the delivery of an upgrade from v8 to v10, into the GCP cloud.

The individual will be a Technical leader within the team and help develop GW skills and experience with other team members.


Role Responsibilities

  • The role will work with internal customers/architects/Developers to support the upgrade programme with specific responsibility on integrations.
  • Work with development teams to triage and resolve issues as they arise 
  • Support the DevOps team to ensure the upgraded software works as intended into its GCP home 
  • Represent Configuration & Integration resources and demand in planning sessions with a keen eye on delivery & quality.
  • Responsible for Development skill assessments and making sure Developers are getting the proper feedback around the work that they are doing.


Competencies and Skills Needed

  • 5yrs+ years of experience with Guidewire applications PC & BC
  • 7 to 10 years of experience as a developer with experience of design and team-leading
  • 5yrs + experience in Guidewire integrations 
  • Previous GW product upgrade experience
  • An understanding of the UK insurance business, an ability to talk to business analysts & SMEs in order to translate business requirements into system changes
  • Working experience in Agile Teams
  • Experience of either Azure DevOps or Git code repository manipulation  
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture, GCP ideally.    
  • Knowledge of containerization (Docker / Kubernetes)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to drive the work forward, collaborating with the business and technical staff on a daily basis.


What we offer you


You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.


Founded in 1987 and located in 15 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people. GFT provides our people with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.




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