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Guidewire Configuration Developer

General Summary: NLC is a mutual insurance company which has been writing property and casualty insurance in New England for over 150 years. We are a progressive company seeking an energetic and skilled Guidewire Configuration Developer. The candidate's responsibilities will include configuration, development and maintenance of our Guidewire Insurance Suite as well as other of various insurance system applications. The Applicant must be a seasoned professional whom requires minimal supervision and is familiar with working in the Guidewire environments. Overall work in Guidewire will entail moderate to high complexity. This role is based in either our company's Norwich, CT location, or in our Hingham, MA location. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Manage various projects as assigned including Guidewire configuration, development, regulatory changes, rate changes, etc. Work with internal customers to design, develop, make program and/or configuration changes and maintain complex integration software working within Guidewire software integration frameworks. Utilize diverse technical experiences to build and maintain integrations to multi-platform applications. Write documentation to describe program development, logic, and modifications. Update story cards or other related documentation. Coordinate the implementation of all new development across client interfaces (Gosu, Java, etc.) Support testing activities and resolve issues identified as assigned. Provide support through internal application users in order to make our processes more efficient and better serve our customers. Assist others in programming and configuration of Guidewire Insurance Suite applications. Maintain a working knowledge of advances in information technology. Create manuals for clients that describe installation and operating procedures. Assist clients with issue resolution. Recreate steps taken by client to locate and modify software inconsistencies. Support the training of end-user clients to use programs and provide technical assistance. Install and complete preliminary testing of software development. Support IT and departmental testing of development before implementation into live environment. Monitor performance of program after implementation. Ensure system/application availability through business continuity planning and annual tests. Monitor and communicate project status to IT management, sponsors, and vendors, as appropriate. Balance schedules, scope, budgets, and resources. Perform other duties as assigned. Position may require some after hours' availability. Qualifications: To qualify for this position you MUST have these required qualifications: Experience and has developed in one of the Guidewire applications: PolicyCenter; ClaimsCenter; or BillingCenter. Configuration and coding using Guidewire tools and accelerators, Guidewire Batch, Guidewire predefined plugins. A strong Gosu and Java background as well as utilization of Guidewire Studio required. Configuration of screen layouts, including creation of new screens, enhancements to others and XML file changes. Prior experience with GIT, Jenkins, Jira, Bugzilla, or other similar applications. Experience with Agile/Scrum project management methodology. Working understanding of relational database design in SQL Server. Web Services, XML and ANSI SQL experience. Additional consideration given if individual has worked directly with Rating or Datahub. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 3+ years of experience with Guidewire applications. Guidewire Certification preferred, but not required. A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent job experience. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Eagerness to mentor peers with Gosu development. Strong analytical and technical skills.

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