Guidewire Product Specialist - Tech

Cognizant - Portsmouth, NH4.0

Full-time
We are looking for Guidewire product Specialist.

Must Have Experience / Skills

3+ years of P&C Insurance experience

5+ years of Guidewire Integration and Configuration experience in PolicyCenter or BillingCenter

3+ years of operating in Lead role with onshore/offshore developers

Created low level integration designs for Guidewire integrations

Good J2EE based integration skills, JMS, SOA, Web Services

Ability to work on Guidewire Plug-ins, Messaging, API

Strong capabilities in relational databases, message queues, and batch systems

80% travel or relocation

Candidate must have a strong understanding of open systems architecture including integrations with vendor packages, relational databases, message queues, web services and legacy systems.

This assignment in particular will include Guidewire specific design work, troubleshooting, and optimization especially on the integration side. This role will also provide the necessary software development leadership to the development team and help ensure that the architectural vision is correctly realized during the development and support the team through the release of code to production.

Experience / Skills

Up to 3 years’ experience

Good J2EE based integration skills, JMS, SOA, Webservices

Ability to work on Guidewire Plug-ins, Messaging, API

(Data integration track will have Informatica, ETL skills and knowledge to integrate via point to point or via ODS)

Job Expectations

Understand the interface requirements and integration architecture

Create Design Document for the integration

Integrate the application points as per specification using Guidewire or J2EE components

Perform code review, and shake down test and deliver

Qualification:
Science / Engineering Graduate

Responsibility:
Requirement Gathering:
  • Participate in requirement gathering JAD sessions and support documentation where applicable (business, functional, UI, usability, data, compliance, data migration, NFR, 3rd party tools & products).
  • Raise queries and get query resolution on areas which are unclear, ambiguous and which need more information to the Technology Lead.
Resource/ Efforts Estimation and Monitoring:
  • Understand how the estimation (effort, size etc) is done at task level in the area of work concerned, measure and report the actual effort against the estimated effort and ensure task progress reporting in C20 or any other applicable tool.
Design & Analysis:
  • Create the HL Design and detailed design document with the support of architects for the assigned scope.
  • Review all deliverables created by the Developer.
  • Study non functional requirements and design for NFR as required.
  • Understand the interdependencies of the various components in work packages being developed.
  • Create detailed design and assign to developer.
  • provide input to the Project Manager / Technical Lead to create the project plan from a technical perspective.
  • support development of proof of concept as designed by Designer / Solution Architect.
  • initiate development environment setup.
  • Provide demo to customer for early feedback.
  • create quality check points for all deliverables.
Coding:
  • Develop tier coding, business layer coding, interface development, service development, creation of stored procedures, etc as applicable for the work package / project.
  • CTS and customer spectific coding coding standards, guidelines and best practices.
  • Understand the database concepts and write efficient queries.
  • raise clarifications / issues / concerns regarding work output to the lead.
  • Seek review from peer / technical lead periodically.
  • participate in setup activities for required environment setup.
  • deploy code build in testing environment.
  • conduct peer review during design, coding and testing.
  • Complete documentation as per the scope.
  • prepare guidelines and checklist for development and testing activities.
  • Provide feedback to design team.
  • share feedback with developers to check if code is as per requirements.
  • Incorporate changes as per feedback.
  • provide necessary and timely status updates to the Supervisor / Technical Lead.
  • Highlight any potential risks to the leads.
  • Update traceability matrix for the work package developed.
  • mentor the Developers to help them solve technical difficulties in the course of coding.
  • Follow the SCM policies set for project.
  • raise clarifications / issues / concerns regarding work output to the lead on time.
  • provide necessary and timely status updates to the Supervisor / Technical Lead.
  • Proactively highlight any potential risks to the lead.
  • provide support on process audit activities.
  • adhere to process and tools (usage of cognizant 20, awareness of Quality Management System).
Testing:
  • Develop comprehensive unit testing cases and unit test plans.
  • conduct comprehensive unit testing.
  • create unit test logs.
  • Prepare and support in preparation of unit test strategy.
  • plan document and data requirements.
  • automate unit testing and contribute to automation of unit testing.
  • Conduct peer review of unit test cases.
  • perform developer integration testing by integrating the components.
  • Review test cases as prepared by the Developer.
Defect Management:
  • Participate in defect triage meetings.
  • conduct RCA for defects identified.
  • Rework on the code based on review comments from code review / defects raised in unit testing, peer testing, SIT, UAT testing or any other relevant testing phases.
  • Assist in transition of knowledge and to support organization with any defects raised post production as required.
Process Improvements and Adherence:
  • Participate in innovation sessions.
  • implement process improvements to reduce manual intervention (eg automation).
  • support on process audit activities.
  • Generate ideas to provide valueadd and share the same with the Technical Lead.
  • Adhere to process and tools (usage of cognizant 20, awareness of Quality Management System, IDE etc).
Knowledge Management:
  • Contribute towards updating knowledge assets, user manual, online help document, installation manual / scripts.
  • Conduct knowledge transfer sessions for new joiners in the project team.
  • conduct training through academy (if approved).
  • Guide and mentor team junior members from a technical perspective to ensure quality delivery of the components.
  • contribute / search / reuse all types of assets from repository.
People Management:
  • Engage with team.
  • resolve / conflict management within team.
  • conduct internal trainings for developers within team.
Technical Skills

SNoPrimary SkillProficiency Level *Rqrd./Dsrd.
1Guidewire - ClaimCenterPL1Required

Domain Skills

SNoPrimary SkillProficiency Level *Rqrd./Dsrd.
1Subrogation/ AppealsNARequired
2PaymentsNARequired
3Set Up & AdjudicationNARequired

  • Proficiency Legends
Proficiency LevelGeneric Reference
PL1The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels.
PL2The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects.
PL3The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects.
PL4The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill.
Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Mar 19 2019

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