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Software Engineer - Guidewire

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Req ID:
R-11515
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Category:
Information Technology
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Remote position - 
No
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Location:
Glasgow; Leeds; Bristol; Abbots Bromley

Direct Line Group is one of the UK's largest insurance companies and home to some of the best-known brands including Direct Line, Churchill and Green Flag.


What we're looking for:

We are looking for Software Engineers (SEs) who are passionate about Guidewire and working with cloud related technologies on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

In DLG, Guidewire-focused SEs combine software and systems engineering disciplines to build and run large-scale, fault-tolerant systems so that users' overall happiness with features, service, and performance is optimised.

We promote a culture of technical diversity, ownership, curiosity, learning, integrity and transparency.

We bring together people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and encourage them to collaborate, try new things in a blame-free environment and work together in an agile manner, in efforts to improve our customer experience.

We welcome engineers with different levels of experience.

Who you'll be working with:

You will report to the Engineering Chapter. You'll work with like-minded engineers and leaders who are passionate about supporting the development of your technical and leadership skills within our Engineering Chapter here in DLG.

What you'll be doing:

  • Manage Guidewire platforms that support our GOSU/Java based commercial and risk applications that have been built on AWS
  • Code in GOSU, SQL and Java and peer reviewing pull requests
  • Design, and iteratively improving SDLC and CI/CD technologies
  • Provide engineering level on call support, solving real-world problems, conducting Blameless Post-mortems, then creating and implementing technical solutions to avoid recurrence
  • Build operational runbooks, streamlining procedures, and automating routine tasks
  • Research new technologies and architectural patterns by conducting technical Proof of Concepts (PoC) and propose improvements to existing platforms and migration from legacy systems
  • Design, building, and running observability, dashboards and monitoring tooling such as AppDynamics, AWS CloudWatch and PagerDuty
  • Develop Guidewire engineering standards
  • Work with other subject areas including, functional and non-functional testing, security, and operations, to develop and operate secure solutions
  • Contribute to the product roadmap
  • Mentor and support the career development of SEs in our engineering chapter
  • Work in an Agile and regulated environment

Ways of Working

Here at Direct Line Group, we recognise the importance of flexibility, not only in our personal lives but also in the way we work. Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone.

How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you. You can find out more about our flexible working approach or please get in touch with the team to discuss.

Benefits

We recognise we wouldn't be where we are today without our colleagues, that's why we offer such excellent benefits designed to suit you as and when you need them:

  • Pension
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance

Life at Direct Line Group

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we're committed to making DLG a truly inclusive place to work.

We recognise and embrace that people work in different ways and we'll always adapt as much as possible so you have the best and most comfortable working environment that we can offer. We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, can bring real potential to DLG.

If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

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