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Senior PolicyCenter Configuration Developer


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Job Summary

Designs and develops computer programs and monitors the work of junior staff to ensure accuracy and efficiency; performs evaluation of packaged software; conducts system studies to analyze and evaluate manual and computerized processes to improve efficiency, develops techniques for automating processes as appropriate; conducts Rough Order of Magnitude for development of new applications and reviews work of others; determines the need for system security, backup/recovery, data conversion, plans and controls development, testing, and implementation of systems and manages technical activities; works with business and responds to Production Support issues as necessary.


Essential Job Functions

Codes instructions for computer programs/objects/components; configures packaged software; tests and implements all changes to ensure they meet specifications.
Documents and implements programs according to installation standards and conventions.
Quality checks program code, related objects and documentation.
Responds to Production Support issues.Works with business as required.
Analyzes programs to ensure that they efficiently use computer and storage resources; recommends appropriate changes as necessary.
Conducts preliminary estimates / Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort of new/change to application functionality.
Analyzes and makes recommendations for the need for system backup, security, restart/recovery, balancing & controls; recommends approaches for meeting such needs.
Analyzes and documents the requirements and approaches to data conversion and data modeling.
Conducts system studies, analyzes existing computerized and manual processes to improve efficiency; researches and develops techniques for automatation, as approved.
Monitors the work of junior staff to ensure efficiency, and compliance with specification.
Designs and develops documentation of proposed procedures and systems.
Performs preliminary evaluation of packaged software.
Manages and controls system development projects.
Supports implementation/training activities; troubleshoots system environmental issues, as required.
Plans and controls development, testing, and implementation of systems; manages technical activities.
Completes review of estimates / Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality.
Performs final evaluation of packaged software


Education Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent, relevant experience.


Experience Requirements 
Experience working with Product Model Designer, Rating Engine on Policy Center is a plus.
Any experience leading a team of developers is a plus.
Planning, Designing, developing, modifying, testing, debugging, and maintaining GOSU language application code within Guidewire Policy Center. 
Configures screen layouts, including creation of new screens (PCFs).
Experience writing business rules and other business logic.
Experience configuring operational and administration related parameters such as roles and permissions, user attributes regions, activity patterns etc.
Experience working within a development team using Agile methodology.
Experience handling the responsibility of organizing code merges and environment management tasks.
Prior experience performing minor and major Guidewire software upgrades.
Experience assisting in GOSU code reviews, code cleanups and perform sprint demos.
Knowledge of Personal Lines Insurance domain (Policy Center applications as per product requirements).
Knowledge and demonstrated ability with Java and GOSU programming.
Knowledge of J2EE, Application Servers, XML/Web Services/ RDBMS.
Knowledge of Dev Ops tools such as Jenkins, Maven is a must.


Special Skill Requirement
7+ years of web based java development experience.
4+ years with Policy Center Configuration and Rating development experience with relevant Guidewire certification.
Minimum Guidewire version is 8.x and above.
Strong communication skills

Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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