Tech Lead - Guidewire Policy Center

Job ID : 7469
Category : Technology Solutions
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada
Posting Range : $77,700 - $157,000

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

What can you expect in this role?

  • Work with business subject matter experts and business analysts to design and develop an approach for the configuration, effort estimation and build of design documents
  • Design, develop, configure and unit test Guidewire Policy Center enhancements and defects within an agile setting.
  • Debug and deploy plugins from predefined patterns, along with using Java methods or GOSU
  • Transform messages by using mappings. Design and develop associated maps using XPath functions, including self-defining XML, predefined and undefined data formats
  • Help with production support for the platform by analyzing logs and identifying potential problems and defects, and root cause analysis of problems for the highly available business solution
  • Support all the above in a fast-paced, exciting environment while supporting regular release rollouts into the Production environment

What do you bring to the role?

  • At least 8 Years’ experience in Object Oriented Programming languages using JAVA technology
  • At least 3 years’ experience designing, developing and testing with Guidewire Policy Center 8 or above, including configuration and using GOSU
  • Highly comfortable using Unix / Linux
  • Sound knowledge writing mapping rules and other business logic in GOSU
  • Experience configuring operational parameters such as roles / permissions, user attributes, regions, and so on.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for solving complex application, data and infrastructure issues
  • Outstanding collaborative drive to work with others, within team and with other teams, on application design, configuration, and performance requirements with a passion for customer experience excellence
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • A self-starter with a “can-do” mentality who engages in challenging situations with a sense of ownership and urgency, while being comfortable adapting to changing priorities and juggling concurrent activities to drive results that exceed business expectations
  • Experience with Production Support
  • Experience working in agile settings
  • Experience creating UML diagrams
  • ITIL Foundational certification or above

Salary range:  $77,700 - $157,000

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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