Guidewire is hiring a

Senior Product Manager - Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada
Full-Time

Do you get excited about using software to solve real-world business problems?  Do you care about great software designs?  Can you find the optimal solution given conflicting priorities?

If so, then being a Guidewire Product Manager might be the right role for you.  Product managers at Guidewire assume a wide range of responsibilities.  You should be comfortable both engaging in product design discussions with developers and presenting to prospective customers.  Our product managers are the glue that hold together our minimally-supervised teams; you will be at the center of our product development effort.

Our development process is sustainable (no death marches), work/life balance friendly, and we pride ourselves on a calm, systematic, and rational approach to our business. See and hear from our employees at http://www.guidewire.com/about_guidewire/careers or at

http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Guidewire-Reviews-E122537.htm.

As a product manager at Guidewire your responsibilities will include:

  • Gathering requirements from our customers.
  • Defining detailed requirements, working closely with developers through designs, making tactical decisions and working through corner-cases identified by customers or development teams.
  • Prioritizing feature work and coordinating with other Guidewire teams.
  • Being the expert who can help customers, QA, support, sales, and other groups with questions about your feature areas.
  • Providing expertise and selling tools for the Marketing and Sales organizations, including presenting directly to customers.  (Guidewire has a separate Product Marketing function that is directly responsible for messaging and collateral.)

Required skills/experience:

  • Enterprise software experience, preferably in a product management role.
  • Technical capacity.  You should feel comfortable with XML and object oriented programming concepts, be able to understand scripting languages, and be able to communicate with the engineering team on tactical technical decisions.  Programming experience is not required, but is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university, preferably in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.  Ability to translate high level requirements into detailed product specifications.
  • Prefer prior hands-on experience with Agile Development.
  • Ability to manage complex initiatives with limited supervision.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Ability to excel in a team-oriented environment.
  • A real passion for detailed feature design and problem solving.

Guidewire Software is a leading provider of flexible, enterprise software products focused on servicing the $1.5 trillion property and casualty insurance industry.  Our products enable companies such as GEICO, Amica, The Co-operators Group and Travelers Canada to efficiently run their high volume, complex and mission-critical insurance operations, including underwriting, policy administration, claims, and billing. Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices in London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Toronto.

Insurance is the most complicated and under-served software market in the financial services space.  The applications we build are large and extraordinarily complex, and support the needs of customers across the diverse global property and casualty insurance market. 

If working in a fast-moving, low-bureaucracy environment sounds good to you; if you'd like to work with a team of great engineers, and you would enjoy being part of a financially strong and growing company, then please contact us.  If you'd like to learn more about our unusual work environment, please visit http://www.guidewire.com/company/careers.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only able to hire candidates who have the legal right to work in Canada.  Principals only.  No phone calls, please.

gal right to work in the United States.  Principals only.  No phone calls, please.

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