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PwC Guidewire Configuration / Integration Dev Lead - Director in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: Functional & Industry Apps

Industry/Sector: Insurance

Time Type: Full time

Government Clearance Required: No

Available for Work Sponsorship: Yes

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

A career in our Financial Services Enabling Technologies practice, within Industry and Functional Apps services, will provide you with the opportunity to build secure and new digital experiences for customers, employees, and suppliers. We focus on improving apps or developing new apps for traditional and mobile devices as well as conducting usability testing to find ways to improve our clients’ user experience. As part of our team, you’ll help clients harness technology systems in financial services focusing on areas such as insurance, sales performance management, retirement and pension, asset management, and banking & capital markets.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.

  • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.

  • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.

  • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.

  • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.

  • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.

  • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

15 years

Preferred Qualifications :

Certification(s) Preferred :

Guidewire and Scrum Master Certification

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates proven expertise and success in managing projects related to and/or leveraging one or more of the following areas related to systems configurations within the Insurance industry:

  • Guidewire ClaimCenter and Contact Center, including leading related project teams;

  • GOSU, Guidewire Event and Rules Framework and object oriented programming;

  • JAVA scriptwriting, emphasizing hosting and consuming web services that leverage Java;

  • Web service hosting and consuming, using Guidewire studio toolkits;

  • XML Coding;

  • ANT, MAVEN and code repository such as Clear Case, SVN, TFS;

  • Cogent co communication, facilitation, and presentation to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management.

Demonstrates proven expertise of identifying and addressing client needs: building solid relationships with clients; developing an awareness of Firm services; communicating with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; delivering clear requests for information; demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks; and communicating potential conflicts to a supervisor. Proven expertise of direct consulting success, leading engagement and project teams, within the Financial Services and Insurance industries is preferred.

Demonstrates expert-level abilities as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback; providing guidance, clarification and feedback to less experienced staff.

Demonstrates proven expert-level abilities that include creative thinking and problem solving skills, individual initiative and the following skills, leveraging MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Lotus Notes and other technologies appropriately to accomplish:

  • Communicating in an organized and knowledgeable manner in written and verbal formats including delivering clear requests for information and communicating potential conflicts;

  • Managing teams and/or workstreams on engagements, staying educated on current trends and assisting in the development of knowledge capital;

  • Collaborating with business development teams responsible for writing and presenting proposals to prospective clients;

  • Presenting to senior executives, with the ability to develop lasting relationships;

  • Identifying and addressing client needs while displaying the ability to contribute to the development of a business vision and manage implementation efforts with complex project management capabilities;

  • Supporting practice management for a specific operation or process;

  • Managing and/or contributing to project planning, engagement administration, budget management, and successful completion of engagement workstream(s);

  • Leading and managing business development opportunities and/or engagements from pre-sale and initial scoping through final delivery and sign-off, as well as teams to generate a vision, establish direction, and motivate team members

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisorydirector .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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