Senior Guidewire PolicyCenter - Application Developer- Remote Opportunity

  • AFMIC American Family Mutual Insurance Company, S.I.,
  • Madison, WI
  • moments ago
Application, Developer, Development, Engineer, API, SDLC, SQL
Full Time

Job Description

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Job ID: R24411 Senior Guidewire PolicyCenter - Application Developer- Remote Opportunity (Open)

Compensation may vary based on the job level and your geographic work location.

Compensation Minimum:$76,900

Compensation Maximum:$141,600


Amfam is looking for a Senior Guidewire PolicyCenter Developer to support one of our largest strategic technology initiatives. The Application Development Senior Engineer collaborates with others in the division to develop and maintain the Guidewire PolicyCenter platform that meet business needs. Responsible for software design, architecture, and development for moderate to complex business solutions, providing technical guidance and leadership for the Guidewire PolicyCenter implementation and maintenance related activities. May take on a lead role on development projects that are small to medium in size and may work under guidance of senior technologists on larger or complex projects with a focus on API's. Analyzes system problems and Guidewire out of the box features and recommends alternatives for resolution. Recommends opportunities to improve system performance, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Job Description:

Primary Accountabilities
Application Development (45%)
  • Analyzes high level system specifications, system requirements and/or use cases. Converts information into low level specifications and system design plan. Designs and develops moderate to complex software solutions in adherence with I/S standards, methodology and internal controls. Identifies and provides solution alternatives for the defined functional and system requirements when needed.
  • Understands and identifies system dependencies. Understands functionality, integration points and impacts of proposed changes to supporting applications. Follows through with options and recommendations.
  • Provides appropriate documentation for design decisions, estimating assumptions, code modules, and performance metrics as required by organization standards.
  • Defines, conducts, and/or participates in testing (i.e. unit, system integration). Prepares, leads and/or participates in development walkthroughs.
  • Collaborates with others regarding effectiveness of systems flow, data usage and manual or automated processes to verify requirements.
  • Ensures software development meets standards for programming, design, performance, quality, and security. Identifies and recommends areas for improvement in planning, design, development, and testing.
  • Assists in developing recommendations for future development, releases, and enhancements (technical implementations).

Maintenance & Support (35%)
  • Provides second-level and third-level support. Troubleshoots problems with supported applications and ensures problems are resolved to client satisfaction. Escalates to senior-level when needed. Provides alternatives for solving identified system problems.
  • Repairs, modifies, and develops additional functionality.
  • Provides vendor system support.
  • Follows and supports change management practices and internal controls standards. Communicates changes and impact to those affected. Assists less experienced technologists in all areas of maintenance and communication.
  • Shares knowledge and information with others to resolve problems and build team knowledge.
  • Creates and maintains service desk diagnostics and job aids for area of responsibility. Updates and/or reviews with those affected.

Technical Leadership (20%)
  • Provides accurate estimates of object(s) size and work effort for software solutions to assigned specifications as an input to work planning. Assists less experienced technologists with estimation.
  • Assists and holds others accountable for their commitments. Takes accountability for team deliverables and overall team success; manages own tasks.
  • Recognizes and escalates quality, deadline, or deliverable issues within own work environment to team leads and/or management.
  • Participates in systems analysis, general systems design, specification development for vendor contracts, and detailed systems design as needed based on expertise.
  • Provides technical leadership in the ongoing adoption and development of software engineering procedures, standards and methods.
  • Participates in knowledge sharing activities and technical conversations with peers to increase the overall knowledge of software development practices.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills Requirements
  • Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of activities, tasks, practices and deliverables associated with writing and modifying objects that comprise an application system.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the syntax, structure, features and facilities of at least one programming language.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of distributed systems.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of systems development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of activities, tasks, tools and techniques for testing applications to ensure adherence to functional and quality requirements.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of relational databases and standard query language (SQL).
  • Demonstrated experience reading and interpreting application system design and program specifications.
  • Demonstrated experience writing programs in a specific language for a specific platform.

Additional Job Information:
Preferred experience:
  • 3+ years of Guidewire- PolicyCenter experience
  • 8+ years of technical experience

We are open to hiring at the Senior or Specialist level. See pay ranges below....

Sr.- $76,900-$123,200

Specialist- $88,400-$141,600


  • Offer to selected candidate will be made contingent on the results of applicable background checks.
  • Offer to selected candidate is contingent on signing a non-disclosure agreement for proprietary information, trade secrets, and inventions.
  • Depending on qualifications, candidates can be considered at all levels
  • We are open to hiring candidates to work remotely (anywhere in the USA).


    When you work at American Family you can expect benefits that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. You will have access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision and wellbeing benefits that enable you to take care of your health. We also offer a competitive 401(k) contribution, a pension plan, an annual incentive, and a paid-time off program. In addition, our student loan repayment program and paid-family leave are available to support our employees and their families. Interns and contingent workers are not eligible for American Family Enterprise benefits.

    We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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