Consultant 1, GSC , Kuala Lumpur

Professional Services Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We are looking for Graduate Software Developers to join our new APAC Guidewire Services Centre (GSC) in Malaysia.

We are Guidewire Software, and we're perhaps the best company to work for that you've never heard of.  We are market leaders in insurance software, serving the second-largest financial services industry in the world (after banking).  We build the core applications that companies use to sell policies, settle claims, and bill their customers.  We serve customers all over the world, helping them handle billions of dollars of business.  This is a lucrative and underserved market, and we have grown rapidly through a combination of quality products, excellent service, innovative technology, and word-of-mouth reputation.

The applications we build are large and extraordinarily complex, and they have to work reliably.  So we're looking for thoughtful, creative, and highly-skilled developers who enjoy thinking through deep and difficult technical problems, building software test-first, and collaborating closely with an impressive team of peers.  We particularly value clear, logical thinking, good communication skills, a focus on quality, and the ability to work well in a team.  For the most part, we work in Java, but we're interested in talking with smart, motivated people who can learn, no matter what your current technology skill set happens to be.

Although insurance software may sound boring, it's not.  Sure, it's serious work, but we use cutting edge processes and technologies to deliver products that our customers love.  We're pioneers in Agile development; few companies anywhere, in any industry, have pushed agile techniques as far as we have.  To give you one example, we maintain a farm of nearly 200 servers to continuously run our suite of more than 40,000 unit tests.  Our development process is sustainable, family-friendly, and fundamentally humane, and we pride ourselves on a calm, systematic, and rational approach to our business. 

If this sounds interesting and different to you...come and talk with us.  We'll work through some programming problems together so we can see what it's like to work with you, and you can see first-hand how we all work together.  We can promise that you'll be treated with respect and that you'll leave, one way or another, having learned something from the experience.

The Role: 

The GSC was established to help meet a growing global customer demand for expertise in implementing Guidewire’s products, currently being used by customers who are household names globally.  As a Junior / Graduate Java developer (Solution Consultant) you will be delivering application configuration and integration programs following Guidewire best practices in integrating our products with external applications to support our customers globally. You will have direct contact with customers dedicated to projects where you flex full development lifecycle skills.

Essential Duties:

Ability and or desire to work in Malaysia with possible occasional travel to the US, specifically to our headquarters in California.

Learn and master Guidewire's Suite of products in order to perform configuration and integration of our products for technical consulting and become certified by spending your first two months in training to become a subject matter expert.

Partner with Guidewire on-site consultants and client business teams to understand business objectives and integration requirements.

Configure Guidewire applications and develop Guidewire business rules using Guidewire Studio.

Develop custom integration programs to connect Guidewire applications with other internal and external systems using JAVA and XML.

Execute configuration / integration tests including monitoring software incidents and communicating software issues to Guidewire development.

Required skills/experience:

  • The position requires a unique blend of technical aptitude, business savvy, and communication skills.
  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent from third-level or higher education institution
  • Advanced exposure to broad technical skills such as Object Oriented programming (JAVA or C#), relational databases (data modeling/SQL), web UI (design and development), XML, application architecture
  • Software development lifecycle exposure (AGILE) preferred
  • Problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Interest and willingness to explore consulting career and passionate about


Why Guidewire?   

Guidewire has pursued one mission from its founding as a company in 2001: to be the pre-eminent provider of next-generation core systems — policy, claims, and billing — to the global property-casualty (general) industry.  All of our employees understand that we serve only one industry and strive to solve one problem: to enable insurance carriers to migrate completely from legacy systems to a modern core system platform.  We have recruited extensively among experts in the industry to ensure that we learn from veterans of insurance system design and implementation.  Today, insurance experience is pervasive throughout the Guidewire organization, especially in our Product Management and Implementation Services groups.   The company is headquartered in Foster City, California, US with offices in London, Paris, Munich, Sydney, Toronto, Tokyo, Poland , Dublin, Madrid, Bejing, Bedford, Birmingham, Columbia, Edina, San Diego, San Jose and Mississauga. Guidewire is publicly traded on NYSE under symbol: GWRE


Keywords : Java, C#, J2EE, XML, Enterprise Java, JEE, Core Java Technology, Core J2EE Technology, Java developer, Java programmer, Java Software Engineer, JSF, Struts, Hibernate, Software Engineer, Agile, Scrum, Object Oriented, OO Coding, ERP, CRM, BI, Enterprise Software, integration, configuration



Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it’s applicable to the position.