Application Architect - Guidewire

Spring Technology
United Kingdom
70000.00 - 75000.00 GBP Annual + Bonus + Benefits
20 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Full Time

Application Architect - Guidewire - Perth - Perm - GBP70,000 - GBP75,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits.

The Company
A leading insurance company based in Perth is seeking an experienced Application Architect with strong knowledge and experience of Guidewire to join and experienced and established team within the business.

The Role
You will oversee architecture design, product customisation and configuration of Guidewire, one of the largest implementations in Europe. You will be the recognised expert in Guidewire implementation, providing technical direction to development teams on best practices in product modelling, extensions, integration, APIs, user interface design, reporting.

*You will provide technical leadership over Guidewire implementation - best practices and pitfalls to avoid
*You will provide support to development teams as needed, in sprint planning and during sprints, being at least code conversant and ideally able to roll sleeves up and lead by example
*You will maintain an overall technical roadmap for the Guidewire and collaborate as part of a broader architecture practice (solution architects, Enterprise architects)
*You will Inspire and motivate development teams to reach new levels, especially pushing the boundaries with DevOps, CI/CD and Cloud adoption
*You will passionately champion non-functional requirements, ensuring that Guidewire and related applications are operationally performant and stable at all times;
*You will proactively manage down technical debt
*You will protect deliveries and service by identifying and addressing technology issues and highlighting opportunities for improvement
*You will be responsible for a range of related business issues requiring investigation and use judgement to resolve

Experience Required
*Expert Guidewire solution architecture and design skills, including integration with upstream and downstream systems - web interface, Finance systems, MI, Content management, print
*Prior (or current) hands-on development experience at a senior level
*Large program/project involvement and distributed Agile delivery
*General Insurance background, with ability to quickly understand business processes and design solutions to deliver these
*Guidewire v7 and upwards (PolicyCentre, ClaimCentre, Contact Mgr)
*Java/J2EE, Gosu
*Integration technologies & patterns, especially IIB, SOAP, REST, Fuse
*IBM Content Manager or other CM solutions (Alfresco/FileNet)
*Oracle, SAS, Informatica
*APM tools, especially AppDynamics

Benefits for this position include:-

  • Competitive bonus and pension scheme alongside great flexible benefit options.

If you are interested in this position, please apply now for immediate consideration.

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Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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