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

Specialty/Competency: Guidewire

Industry/Sector: Insurance

Time Type: Full time

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.

Responsibilities

As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above

  • Be involved in the financial management of clients

  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen

  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges

  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects

  • Train, coach, and supervise staff

  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues

  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

7 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Fields of Study :

Computer and Information Science, Computer Applications, Computer Programming, Computer Engineering, Engineering and Business, Engineering, Management Information Systems, Information Technology

Certification(s) Preferred :

Guidewire Certifications in PolicyCenter, BillingCenter and/or ClaimCenter

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of P&C Insurance domain (Policy, Claims, and Billing applications as per product requirements);

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability with Java or GOSU programming;

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience working with J2EE, Application Servers, XML/Web Services/ RDBMS; and,

  • Guidewire PolicyCenter, BillingCenter and/or ClaimCenter Configuration development experience.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success managing teams and executing the following areas:

  • Designing, developing, modifying, and deploying software, including object-oriented programming concepts with using design standards and best practices;

  • Planning, designing, developing, modifying, testing, debugging, and maintaining GOSU language application code within Guidewire PolicyCenter, BillingCenter and/or ClaimCenter;

  • Configuring screen layouts, including creation of new screens (PCFs);

  • Configuring workflows based on business requirements and logic;

  • Configuring operational and administration related parameters such as roles and permissions, user attributes regions, and activity patterns;

  • Resolving issues identified during testing of the configuration requirements;

  • Handling the responsibility of organizing code merges and environment management tasks;

  • Performing minor and major Guidewire software upgrades;

  • Working a Middleware platform like Websphere ESB, MuleSoft, Webmethods or a similar software platform;

  • Working on various data structures and platforms from legacy flat files to complex relational models;

  • Implementing integration modules that can be reused, ensuring loose coupling as well as easy scalability of various systems and its components;

  • Developing GUnit/Junit tests for testing business logic;

  • Designing and developing batch processes inside the Guidewire Centers as well as external batch processes that connects with Guidewire systems; and,

  • Designing and developing adapters and service APIs and Plugin components based on business requirements.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record success in the following areas:

  • Working with a development team using Agile methodology, Source version control, and Release management to deliver user stories and ultimately software;

  • Managing projects, programs, and teams of various sizes;

  • Leading a team of developers and working with both onshore & offshore teams in different timezones;

  • Architecting and creating solution designs and effectively presenting solution architecture with various options and estimates;

  • Assisting in GOSU code reviews, code cleanups and helping to perform sprint demos;

  • Utilizing technical experiences in Java/GOSU to build and maintain integrations for multi-platform applications; and,

  • Designing, developing and deploying complex integrations working with Guidewire software and multi-tier applications and systems.

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

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.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy

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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Please note that, at this time, to be in-person at a PwC office, client location or PwC-sponsored events, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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