Guidewire Functional Lead

Cognizant Technology Solutions   •  

Honolulu, HI

Industry: Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 49 days ago

  by    karthick Krishna

Job Description

Job Summary

  • Leads the Functional team in assessment or Inception engagements
  • For Inception must be able to plan and deliver PolicyCenter using story cards by leading workshops
  • Comfortable leading and onshore/offshore team of BAs
  • Has the ability to design the client interaction experience using best practices
  • Comfortable interacting and leading the client business team members in complex discussions around Guidewire product capabilities
  • Provides frameworks for business decision making within the context of an Inception phase
  • Articulates what is "out of the box" when it comes to Guidewire products
  • Explains Guidewire process flows and is able to drive down to Level 2 and Level 3 process flows for a client
  • Creates written and oral deliverables tied to Guidewire product fit, high level business requirement analysis, and implementation effort
  • Understands how user story cards are used and is comfortable assessing existing cards for completeness
  • Able to drive discussions to help resolve critical issues blocking program progress
  • Provides plans and staffing approaches to support assessment outputs
  • Comfortable managing dependencies with other programs and projects
  • Supports the Change, Risk and Issue processes for a program
  • Comfortable working with business and IT executives in a meeting format and communicating project information

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Guidewire Product expertise
  • Functional and Domain expertise
  • Large Guidewire implementation experience

Qualifications and Skills

Work Experience

Must Have Skills:

  • 8+ years in P&C Insurance
  • 5+ years in Guidewire
  • 3+ years on a Guidewire project (PolicyCenter V7+, BillingCenter V8+) in a Lead capacity
  • Must have 3+ years experience working with Product Model – ability to facilitate Product Model requirements is key
  • Designed and executedthe Inception Phase from a Functional Lead capacity Certifications preferred*
  • AINS
  • CPCU Ability to travel onsite 80% and or relocate*

Preferred Skills:

  • Preferred experience in PolicyCenter v9
  • Guidewire portals experience
  • Standards Based Template experience
  • Preferred experience in a Process Re-Engineering effort
  • 3+ years in an insurance role in an Underwriting or Claims organization
  • Led multiple Guidewire assessments for consideration of product implementation, upgrades, or audits


$150K - $200K