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General Electric Lead Guidewire Developer in Beverly, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

The Lead Guidewire Developer will determine and identify high-level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture. Design and develop complete solutions, including software, interfaces, hardware and communications, to support business and technical objectives. Lead technical development initiatives while directing team members on development adherence to standards and industry best practices.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:

• Take ownership of support and maintenance of key applications and establishes relationships with key business constituencies

• Develops fundamental understanding of multiple business functions and related production systems

• Design and develop applications that meet business and performance-related goals

• Lead application integration efforts including test plan development and execution

• Create and maintain technical documentation; design, implementation, run books

• Develops and follows established programming standards, processes, procedures and tools

• Provide technical guidance to other team members and lead and participate in code reviews (Ensure projects adhere to applications / data architecture)

• Participate in testing hardware / software upgrades to assure minimal impact on application code

• Lead product, vendor and tools evaluations

• Assist user community evaluate technical options and direction and provide technical input to business areas as needed

• Create and deliver presentations on technical concepts and solutions to business and technical audiences

• Manage competing priorities and work to resolve conflicts

• At times, required to work outside of normal business hours, for special project implementations and/or “on call” night-time support

• Develop and implement a back up strategy, balancing resource and storage needs with business requirements

• Collaborate with other IT teams to; assess impact of application changes on enterprise wide applications, ensure DB maintenance jobs are implemented, maintain data management strategy, and ensure compliance with all coding and security standards

Key Qualifications:

• 8+ years of experience in software design and development including Guidewire

• 3+ years as a Team Lead and/or Software Manager

• BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent

• Guidewire and Microsoft certification is a plus

• Successful track record of developing quality, production ready software on schedule and budget

• Proven history of designing for security, extensibility, portability and testability

• Ability to analyze complex problems, demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting ability and create well documented solutions

• Demonstrates a solid understanding of the software development life cycle

• Ability to mentor junior software developers on technical subject matters such as design patterns, development best practices and DevOps standardization

Skills and Requirements:

• Experience implementing complex, customized business functionality through Guidewire configuration including defining guidelines for GScript coding standards

• Proficient understanding of Web Service protocols, platforms and concepts such as REST, SOAP, API Java/JEE, Spring, JSON, XML, Distributed System, RDBMS, MVC frameworks and IIS

• Development experience using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and various version control software such as TFS, GIT and SVN preferable

• Experience with ancillary technologies necessary for Internet applications such as HTTP, TCP/IP and SMTP as well as programming in HTML, XHTML, AJAX, CSS, JSP

• Experience with high scalability projects involving cloud-based infrastructure design and implementation

• Strong working knowledge of relational data structures especially SQL Server is required

• Experience with multiple development methodologies including Scrum/Agile and Waterfall

“EIC for Everyone”

Electric Insurance Company believes in an inclusive culture that values and respects the diversity of all people. We listen and learn from different perspectives and experiences. We support talented and diverse associates who appreciate the diversity of our customers and community.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

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