Senior Business Architect, 25% Travel - Remote, US





The Senior Business Analyst (BA) will be responsible for overseeing the business implementation of a successful Guidewire Underwriting Management (UM) installation from inception phase to product rollout.  The BA will work closely with the client on scoping functional requirements to be implemented.  The BA must have deep underwriting knowledge and exposure to systems integration of large enterprise business solutions.  The BA will also be responsible for building and maintaining features such as forms and business rules through the use of the UM Studio configuration tool.




  • Work closely with our customers to understand their business requirements


  • Provide clear direction on how the Guidewire UM product works and articulate the most optimal ways to meet business requirements through configuration of the system and/or integration between UM and other systems


  • Create functional specifications based on client’s business requirements


  • Create and manage UM configuration (forms, business rules, and workflow) for client implementation


  • Support Guidewire’s Implementation and Engineering teams during client implementation


  • Manage client’s backlog list and help identify features for upcoming releases


  • Mentor new Business Analysts as required


  • Participate in UM vision discussions to help develop and prioritize roadmap for the product


  • Attend project meetings for task tracking


  • Work closely with the client project team to report project status, issues, mitigation, and other project related activities


  • Work closely with the Engineering team to identify possible features that should be implemented in the core UM product





Key Competencies:


  • Deep understanding of the commercial underwriting process from submission to issuance including clearance, risk evaluation, pricing, quoting, binding, and issuance.


  • General understanding of policy administration, rating engines, underwriting workflow, and content management


  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills


  • Outstanding interpersonal skills


  • Ability to work with project and business constraints such as time & scope (previous work in a consulting role is desirable)


  • Well versed in IT products used in the full lifecycle of insurance underwriting


  • Excellent analytical, interpretive and evaluation skills to make appropriate decisions


  • Proven track record of innovation, forward thinking and self-motivation

Work Experience:


  • 6 or more years of experience working with medium to large insurance carriers in the following capacity:

- Commercial or personal lines underwriting or

- Relevant business analyst work


  • 5 or more years of experience working on enterprise architecture, systems integration or package implementation.


  • Consulting experience with an Insurance company is a plus


Education Expectations:


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent is a plus
  • Professional Certification (CPCU, CIC, ARM) a plus


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