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Guidewire Developer

12+ Months Contract

Remote within Canada

Client is Top 3 Bank 

Job Description

Develop and host web enabled, and database driven applications in Java. Apply analytical skills to resolve problems and deliver solutions. Design and develop quality solutions for systems issues consistent with project objectives. Develop, implement and maintain solutions that maximize system availability. Periodic scope assistance Oversee other developers. Troubleshoot coding issues. Ensure coding continuity. A vacancy exists for a senior developer to join the team in the delivery and development of this project and to eventually contribute to future enhancement, support and maintenance post-delivery. Prime responsibility will be to develop detailed design specifications, create and review code and assess impact on other applications. Role will work closely with other team members to ensure consistency in coding standards and approaches and to optimize any synergy and re-use opportunities.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for leading technical aspects of project from inception through to deployment. Participate in analysis and system design specification sessions. Documentation of design options and solutions according to System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology. Ensure that solutions adhere to development best practices and architectural principles.

  • Apply analytical skills to resolve problems and deliver viable solutions. Anticipate obstacles and execute proactive approaches to issues. Active participation in issue resolution

  • Provide detailed development estimates to Project Manager for development effort as well as weekly status reporting and budget forecasting.

  • Configuration management for the sub projects within the release.

  • Responsible for coding, testing, packaging, deployment and support of builds as code is promoted from development, system, acceptance and production environments. May lead code reviews.

  • Work closely with System Test Environment Management Team (STEMT) to ensure that environments are fully functional and that builds are properly deployed.

  • Participate in development of test strategy, test plans, test cases and testing efforts (unit testing and integration testing of code).

  • Provide technical support to business and testing team during testing phases. Track defects, defect triage and resolution.

  • Data set up and environment shake down.

  • Coaching / mentoring of junior developers.

  • Knowledge transfer within group.

  • Ensure required documentation is housed in the project repository and that knowledge transfer has occurred to full time staff upon completion of contract term. SKILLS: Development experience in distributed windows or Java environment. Experience with SQL, java, J2EE, HTML etc. Clear leadership experience

Main Activities Will Be:

  • Design and Development on the guidewire platform and Java

  • Unit, integrated, automation testing

  • Investigate and help resolve low level env or production issue

  • Coaching and code review

  • Collaborate to requirement session and agile ceremony

  • Create dev ops, administrative and infrastructure request


  • Undergraduate degree or technical certificate

  • 5-7 years relevant experience

  • Must have: Guidewire certification(s)

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