Senior PolicyCenter Developer

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 53 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide technical leadership, enforcing the vision of the application architecture and integrity of the application environment in alliance with architects and other tech leads
  • Participate in development; oversees code reviews and sets standards for development practices
  • Partners with the project team to provide estimates, quality and accuracy of technical designs, build and implementation.
  • Understand and implement the overall technical vision for projects, programs and systems, keeping in mind cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization and architecture rationalization.
  • Subject matter expert and advocate for the software applications supported, requiring depth and breadth in their knowledge of the business, technologies, applications, integration and interfaces.
  • Proactively address technical issues and risks that could impact maintenance releaseschedules and/or financials
  • Mentor, coach and train team members and peers, both internal and vendor partners, to enforce development guidelines and best practices.
  • Lead change by influencing and educating Business, IT and Sourcing partners.
  • Facilitate continuity between vendor and HIG partners, other IT Groups and Enterprise Architecture.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership in the operational application support areas.
  • Work across the organization to provide business process or design recommendations consistent with long term business and IT strategy.
  • Work closely with the architecture team to ensure that the technical solution designs and implementation are consistent with the architectural vision.
  • Support and consult on disaster recovery and reverse demand planning and testing.
  • Develop code that conforms to The Hartford coding standards and industry best practices.
  • Work closely with development team, BA’s, App managers, QA test leads and architects using Agile/Waterfall methodology.
  • Oversee technical deliverables, coaching and mentoring of junior developers and provide technical leadership for same.
  • Understand and implement the overall technical vision for projects, programs, or systems, keeping in mind cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization and architecture rationalization.
  • Contribute to and promote teamwork in a multi-vendor environment developing complex multi-layered enterprise applications.
  • Conduct code reviews and perform code migrations.


  • 2-5 years’ experience in Guidewire configuration and integration development using GOSU with PolicyCenter v 7.0/8.0.
  • 5+ years of experience developing web based Java/J2EE applications.
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • High level of independence but also able to work as a team player.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented design and methodologies.
  • Familiar with SDLC including Water Fall and Agile.
  • Experience working on development teams for large internet based front-end applications.
  • Ability to conduct effective code reviews.
  • Hands-on experience, working knowledge and strong technical skills in the following technologies:
    • 5+ years’ experience designing and supporting implementation of Guidewire products
    • 2+ years’ experience in Spring Batch Framework.
    • Proficiency in designing, implementing and supporting packaged Vendor products.
    • Application Server, Weblogic, JBoss.
    • SOAP/Restful Web Services, XML and XSD.
    • Database technologies such as Oracle, ORM.
    • JavaScript, AngularJS, AJAX, JQuery, CSS and HTML5.
    • Integration with Web Content Management tools
    • Source Code version tools such as Apache Subversion, and Git, GitHub.
    • Experience with Jenkins

Other relevant skill sets include:

  • Business Knowledge & Partnership (insurance/financial industry background)
  • Planning and Project Management
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Lean/Six Sigma