Software Engineer - Backend

Guidewire Software   •  

Exton, PA

Industry: Technology

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Not Specified years

Posted 31 days ago

Guidewire's development team is looking for a smart, proactive, and results-oriented Senior Software Engineer to build elegant solutions for the property & casualty insurance industry's complex business domain and make our industry-leading products even better. The team is looking for an enthusiastic engineer who is passionate about building high-quality software with a great team and improving the customer experience for millions of people who use our products every day.

You will have the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to a complex application suite of products that generate over 500 million dollars of revenue annually, mission-critical to 100+ enterprises serving more than a million users. Our software supports significant data volumes and heavy server load. Our platform includes a cluster-safe persistence layer, inter-application messaging architecture, an MVC Web layer, and a lot more.

Our teams are lean, empowered, and collaborative. You'll work alongside intelligent colleagues who've checked their egos at the door. We've built a strong culture, and we're looking for engineers who can help us maintain it.


Successful software engineers at Guidewire typically have:

  • A desire to work collaboratively in an empowered, small, cross-functional team
  • Experience working in an agile and fast paced development environment (e.g. TDD, BDD, Agile, pair programming, etc.)
  • A passion for code quality demonstrated by thorough testing
  • A desire to be hands-on in designing and writing code
  • Curiosity and internal motivation to constantly improve
  • Ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills, comfort level to speak their mind and defend ideas based on merit, yet humility and hunger to learn from others


Key qualifications include experience with

  • Core Java
  • Familiarity with Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Unit/Integration Testing, etc
  • Experience with microservices architecture and containers
  • Experience building secure software and knowledge of security practices
  • Object-Oriented Design using SOLID and Hexagonal design principles
  • Experience working with Open Source frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate, jBPM, and others
  • Strong understanding of relational database persistence (e.g. MySQL, Oracle). Familiarity with NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, CouchDB) is a plus
  • Agile development practices
  • Experience designing REST or gRPC based APIs
  • Cloud Services (e.g. AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • Technical design and leadership of features from inception to release
  • Mentoring less experienced engineers
  • Effective collaboration with different stakeholders while leading features (e.g. Architects, PMs, PgMs)
  • Maintaining and promoting a healthy codebase and ensuring high quality of products