Senior Manager People Business Partner-(Remote-West Coast)

    • San Mateo, CA
Guidewire is looking for a Senior Manager People Business Partner to join our growing People team. This role will continue to evolve and change as the company grows and as the People team changes along with it to meet the business needs.
At Guidewire we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. In our work together we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. We are looking for someone who will thrive in a dynamic and changing environment, who can have fun while getting a lot of great work done. If this sounds like a good fit for you, come join us.
What You Will Do
Partner with leaders to establish plans and deliver solutions in order to achieve strategic business initiatives and deliver results. This includes developing a people strategy that is focused on organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, talent and overall business performance while achieving a great employee experience for our people
Collaborate with cross-functional partners to align our culture and performance with our rewards strategies.
Acts as the advocate for leading the talent management and development plans for the business with a focus on enhancing the quality of leaders and managers, building skills and capabilities of the workforce and ensuring succession bench strength.
Directs, develops and drives the business’ global workforce plan and human capital strategies by acquiring and maintaining in-depth knowledge of the business
Analyze data, understand trends, and develop proactive solutions to further support strategic objectives
Provide leadership to the team and support including coaching, mentoring, and professional development resources for Guidewire employees
Manage and resolve employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations. Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions
Assist with the communication and rollout of updated or new people programs and policies
Collaborate with other People Team members across the globe in a positive and proactive way
What We Are Looking For
Minimum of 7+ years of HRBP experience supporting senior leaders in technology/agile environment
Experience supporting consulting and/or client implementation and support organizations is a plus
Ability to collaborate and proactively partner with teams across the globe.
Proven track record of identifying people problems and using strategic skills to drive and influence appropriate solutions within the business
Proven experience providing business insights to inform people strategy
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and come up with creative solutions
Provides strategic advice, counsel and consultative solutions to executives on people management aspects of their business.
Need be able to work at all levels of the HR “stack” - strategic, operational, and tactical
A knack for program management and operational excellence
BA degree strongly preferred

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. 380 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 700+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.

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