Graduate Consultant (Software Engineer) - European language(s) skills required - Dublin, Ireland
Graduate Consultant Professional Services, EMEA, Remote
European language required (German/French/Spanish/Italian/Dutch fluency)
Who are we?
Guidewire exists to deliver the industry platform that P&C insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating change—and to ensure that every customer succeeds in the journey. We provide the software, services, and partner ecosystem to enable our customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business.
Guidewire InsurancePlatform is the P&C industry platform that unifies software, services, and partner ecosystem to power our customers’ business. InsurancePlatform provides the standard upon which insurers can engage their customers, optimize their operations, drive smart decisions, and innovate quickly. We are privileged to serve more than 350 P&C insurers in 32 countries. We invest heavily in R&D to build a technology platform that combines three elements—core processing, data and analytics, and digital engagement—to enhance insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees.
Description of Role:
You will start your Guidewire career with the GSC (Guidewire Services Center) in Dublin, Ireland where you will be located for between 16 – 20 months.
After initial training, you will become part of a highly skilled team who work directly with customers and partners to customize and integrate our products in complex, technical environments. You will have the opportunity to apply your software development skills in a supportive environment, where some of our senior consultants will act as your individual mentor. This position requires a unique blend of technical expertise, design skills, programming skills, and consultancy skills.
You will also be enrolled in Guidewire’s Graduate Program where you will undertake structured training designed to maximize your knowledge of several soft-skills, Agile best practices, advanced product knowledge and overall Guidewire methodology concepts, among other topics.
The time spent in the GSC in Dublin and the skills learned on the Graduate Program will ensure that you have the knowledge, skills, credibility and confidence you will need to be set up for success once you move on to field consulting at customer sites. This will all help build a solid foundation for your successful career.
Once you have completed the training program in Dublin, depending on project availability, you will move into a full-time position with our field consulting organisation. This role is similar to the role in the GSC and uses the same set of skills but is on-site with a customer as opposed to working remotely. We employ a flexible travel schedule; traveling to the customer on Mondays and returning on Thursdays which is known as “the 3-4-5” in the industry; three nights away, four days onsite, with the fifth day working from home. You can choose to live in any of the EMEA regions as well as any country in which Guidewire has an entity. The position requires a unique blend of technical expertise, design skills, programming skills, and customer-facing skills.
- This position does not require any prior experience in either the insurance industry or a software development role.
- Strong European language skills, either a native speaker or high level conversational ability of one or more of the following German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
- BSc in Computer Science or equivalent from third-level or higher education institution
- Understanding of broad technical skills such as Object-Oriented programming as well as a solid grounding in Java or C#
- Database and SQL skills, Web UI (Design and development), XML, Application Architecture are an advantage
- Software development lifecycle exposure (AGILE) preferred
- Problem solving skills
- Detail oriented
- Ability to work independently and within a team
- Career focussed and interested and willingness to explore a consulting career
Benefits: We know that people work based on incentives so we have an exceptional and rational compensation policy. We pay base, performance incentives, as well as a number of other benefits such as pension and healthcare. We promote flexible working practices to strive for a positive work-life balance. See and hear from our employees at: https://careers.guidewire.eu/ and read about our core values of integrity, rationality and collegiality in everything that we do.
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