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Guidewire Solutions Architect

Posted: 9 Jun 2021 Closes: 10 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_208882WD

As a Solution Architect, you'll beresponsible for the design of technology solutions, governance of the Guidewire products implementation, guide strategy and roadmapscovering the insurance application domain.

The main responsibilities of the role are:
  • Gain good understanding of the overall vision, strategy and how the solution architecture supports it.
  • Undertake structured analysis of solution issues, translating this analysis into standardised designs that describe a solution.
  • Leading and working through complex technical challenges and determining solutions/options.
  • Lead and contribute to DevOps, test automation, governance and performance monitoring set-up and maintenance.
  • Work with the wider technology team in determining the best solution for implementation and integration of Guidewire products specific to customer's requirements
  • Look for opportunities and recommend reuse of OOTB functionalities, accelerators, components with both solution and non-solution stakeholders.
  • Work with the delivery/discovery team which includes technical business analysts, UI/UX designers, full stack developers, DevOpS and AI developers to determine available solutions including the merits and limitations of each.
  • Ensure architectural decisions align to agreed guidance. In addition, ensure alignment to defined Information Security Policy Controls Standard and Operations Delivery Processes.
  • Collaborate with other solution designers across the business to jointly design solutions using a mix of technologies.
  • Contribute to business cases that help articulate due diligence and rationale behind solutions to help gain investment.
  • Identify where we might have tooling / solution / subscription gaps within our portfolio and if we should seek to invest.
  • Regularly connect with fellow architects to draw on and share expertise and experiences.

Skills we look for
  • Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, Roadmaps.
  • Architecture function, Insurance domain and Guidewire products (PolicyCenter, BillingCenter, ClaimCenter, Digital etc).
  • Infrastructure architecture to review application infrastructure requirements for Guidewire cloud deployment.
  • Integrating the Guidewire products into an existing technology estate; including 3rd parties, pricing applications and public API's using GOSU, JAVA, J2EE, Guidewire Integration Patterns, Web Services/API, Databases, Application Servers and Cloud.
  • Information Security
  • Project/ Service (e.g. Business Analysis, Project management, ITIL etc.)
  • Awareness of one (or more) of the following areas:
  • Solution Architecture for Agile methodology/ Scaled Agile Framework.
  • Guidewire migration, MI and Data Science.
  • Artificial Intelligence development technologies (eg NLP, OCR etc)
  • RPA (e.g. uiPath, Python etc)
  • Cloud environments (e.g. GCP, AWS, Azure etc)
  • Ability to take over a leadership role in solution design and technical architecture of insurance business using agile and guidewire products.
  • Ability to Articulate what is "out of the box" functionality of Guidewire products.
  • The ability tospeak on behalf of solution teams and facilitate relationships with indirect stakeholder and torecommend decisions/options and describe the reasoning behind these.
  • The ability to design systems characterised by managed levels of risk, manageable business and solution complexity and meaningful impact.
  • The ability to understand how your work supports the team. You can identify wider influences and how they apply. You keep an open mind and can understand the broader context.
  • The ability to engage with risk management to raise, log, track and resolve any solution architectural issues / risks that could have implications against the application / business processes and applicable security models
  • The ability to ensure and communicate that operational and supportability guidelines are factored into the construction of any solution
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