Guild Group’s technology team supports the company’s three key business units - Guild Insurance, Acerta, and Guild Trustee Services. We are adaptive, responsive, agile and always seeking ways to make our solutions more robust and flexible. We use the Guidewire Insurance suite- a large Java/XML/ SQL web-based application package-recently upgraded!
The purpose of this role is to lead software development efforts at Acerta – Guild Insurance’s intermediary division. Acerta’s key digital product is Momentum, which allows broker partners to quote, sell and manage insurance throughout its lifecycle, as well as insights to help them grow a profitable business.
In this role, as Senior Developer you will assist in the growth, development and support of Momentum, as well as building new digital products at Acerta. Momentum features a web portal operating on top of Guild’s core insurance system – Guidewire, and the provision of application configuration and integration services to Guidewire is central to this role. Reporting to the Development Practice Manager (at Guild Technology) your day-to-day direction will be provided by Acerta staff – the Project Manager, Board Owner or Product Owner. Your days will be varied in this lead role and will include:
- People leadership and the provision of technical advice and mentoring
- Analysis, planning and estimation of potential features and presenting solutions
- Software Development including rule writing, report design, data architecture and design and development of integration interfaces
- Software development to maintain existing, and implementing new insurance products within the Guidewire suite
- Proactively promoting the concepts and adoption of Guild Insurances re-engineering strategy and championing the implementation of the Guidewire Insurance suite within Guild
To be successful in this role you will need to rapidly acquire new skill sets and Guidewire application knowledge to perform configuration activities as well as rapidly adjust to changing customer requirements and priorities. You will ensure that the implemented Guidewire Insurance Suite meets current and ongoing business and functional requirements as articulated by the business as well as maintain the balance between functional scope and available timeframes and resources. Key to your success will be your communicative ability and capability to interpret required business, functional and technical requirements as specified.
You are well known for being motivated, ambitious, creative and generally excited to be a Guidewire Developer. Your approach to problem solving, analytical capability and your positive attitude will set you in good stead for this fast-paced role. We are an innovative bunch, so bring your continuous improvement ideas, we want to hear about your familiarity with agile and scrum methodologies. Specifically, we are looking for your experience with:
Open Source Technologies such as Eclipse, Hibernate, Tomcat
Spring, AngularJS, and Web technologies
XML, Webservices, SOAP and JSON, and Messaging
DBMS and SQL. Also experience in multi-channel digital environments or social media integration will be beneficial, as will Hudson, Ant, Maven, Selenium exposure.
Why join us?
There are great opportunities with The Guild Group, it’s a time of growth for us and for you as you leverage your Guidewire experience further in this leadership opportunity. Join a great team and really love what you do, you are close to some of the best minds in the industry- what better way to take your Guidewire career to the next level.
If you are seeking an opportunity with a company doing exciting things, then please apply.