The Hartford Guidewire Sr. Developer/Tech Lead in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

Title: Guidewire Sr. Developer/Tech Lead

Location: United States-Connecticut-Windsor

Other Locations: United States-North Carolina-Charlotte

Job Number: 1801276

The Hartford is seeking a highly motivated Guidewire Sr. Developer in our Windsor, CT or Charlotte, NC office. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, proficiency in managing matrix technical teams, technical acumen, and is experienced in delivering quality technical solutions as well as setting and executing on a strategic technical vision. Strong candidates will balance their Guidewire PolicyCenter Development experience with strong interpersonal/communication skills, and leverage their ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. This is a great opportunity to drive solutions and development work on a high profile and valued technical platform!

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide technical leadership, enforcing the vision of the application architecture and integrity of the application environment in alliance with architects and other tech leads

  • Participate in development; oversees code reviews and sets standards for development practices

  • Partners with the project team to provide estimates, quality and accuracy of technical designs, build and implementation.

  • Understand and implement the overall technical vision for projects, programs and systems, keeping in mind cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization and architecture rationalization.

  • Subject matter expert and advocate for the software applications supported, requiring depth and breadth in their knowledge of the business, technologies, applications, integration and interfaces.

  • Proactively address technical issues and risks that could impact maintenance release schedules and/or financials

  • Mentor, coach and train team members and peers, both internal and vendor partners, to enforce development guidelines and best practices.

  • Lead change by influencing and educating Business, IT and Sourcing partners.

  • Facilitate continuity between vendor and HIG partners, other IT Groups and Enterprise Architecture.

  • Identify opportunities to reduce total cost of ownership in the operational application support areas.

  • Work across the organization to provide business process or design recommendations consistent with long term business and IT strategy.

  • Work closely with the architecture team to ensure that the technical solution designs and implementation are consistent with the architectural vision.

  • Support and consult on disaster recovery and reverse demand planning and testing.

  • Develop code that conforms to The Hartford coding standards and industry best practices.

  • Work closely with development team, BA’s, App managers, QA test leads and architects using Agile/Waterfall methodology.

  • Oversee technical deliverables, coaching and mentoring of junior developers and provide technical leadership for same.

  • Understand and implement the overall technical vision for projects, programs, or systems, keeping in mind cross-functional impacts, integration across the organization and architecture rationalization.

  • Contribute to and promote teamwork in a multi-vendor environment developing complex multi-layered enterprise applications.

  • Conduct code reviews and perform code migrations.


  • 2-5 years’ experience in Guidewire configuration and integration development using GOSU with PolicyCenter v 7.0/8.0.

  • 5 years of experience developing web based Java/J2EE applications.

  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • High level of independence but also able to work as a team player.

  • Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented design and methodologies.

  • Familiar with SDLC including Water Fall and Agile.

  • Experience working on development teams for large internet based front-end applications.

  • Ability to conduct effective code reviews.

  • Hands-on experience, working knowledge and strong technical skills in the following technologies:

  • 5 years’ experience designing and supporting implementation of Guidewire products

  • 2 years’ experience in Spring Batch Framework.

  • Proficiency in designing, implementing and supporting packaged Vendor products.

  • Application Server, Weblogic, JBoss.

  • SOAP/Restful Web Services, XML and XSD.

  • Database technologies such as Oracle, ORM.

  • JavaScript, AngularJS, AJAX, JQuery, CSS and HTML5.

  • Integration with Web Content Management tools

  • Source Code version tools such as Apache Subversion, and Git, GitHub.

  • Experience with Jenkins

Other relevant skill sets include:

  • Business Knowledge & Partnership (insurance/financial industry background)

  • Planning and Project Management

  • Financial Stewardship

  • Lean/Six Sigma

Behaviors at the Hartford

  • Deliver Outcomes – Demonstrate a bias for speed and execution that serves our shareholders and customers.

  • Operate as a Team Player – Work together to drive solutions for the good of The Hartford.

  • Build Strong Partnerships – Demonstrate integrity and build trust with others.

  • Strive for Excellence – Motivate yourself and others to achieve high standards and continuously improve.

What Else Can You Tell Me?

  • The Hartford is committed to the education and growth of our Information Technology Professionals. A number of IT Certifications are available to enhance your career and growth potential. IT Professionals at The Hartford may qualify for a stipend up to $1000 per year for additional certifications

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion

Job: Application Development

Primary LocationUnited States-Connecticut-Windsor

Other LocationsUnited States-North Carolina-Charlotte


Job LevelIndividual Contributor

Education LevelBachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job TypeStandard

ShiftDay Job

Employee StatusRegular

Overtime StatusExempt

TravelYes, 10 % of the Time

PostingApr 23, 2018, 1:47:41 PM

Remote Worker OptionNo

The Hartford is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. The Hartford maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity.