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Senior Developer - Guidewire

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Recruiter: NFU Mutual
Listed on: 13th January
Location: Stratford upon Avon
Salary Notes: Competitive Salary, Bonus & Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

Flexible Homeworking Options Available

About the role

We are currently looking to expand our Guidewire BillingCenter Team based in Stratford-Upon-Avon (with up to 50% homeworking). As a result, we are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and analytical Senior Developer to add further talent to the IT delivery teams within our Guidewire Centre of Excellence.
You will be part of a fast-paced, collaborative, Agile development team that is moving towards a fully-fledged DevOps culture with processes and tooling to drive efficiencies and innovation.
The Senior Developer provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career and play a role in the development and support of the Group's future General Insurance solutions.
Not only will you be working within a great team environment, you'll also be creating valuable solutions for a company that puts our customers' needs at the heart of everything we do.

Duties will include:

  • Review, analyse and evaluate IT system requirements in collaboration with IT Business Analysts, IT Solution Designers and business stakeholders.
  • Consult and advise stakeholders on new business initiatives requiring IT solutions
  • Configure, develop, unit test, integrate and lead complex/large technical code changes
  • Support system and user acceptance test processes and systems implementation tasks.
  • Document and direct the handover of software into business-as-usual (BAU) operation.
  • Coordinate, investigate, diagnose and the resolve live technical incidents and system problems
  • Evaluate and interpret end-to-end technical system designs and recommend changes to infrastructure, applications, and/or products.
  • Maintain and build effective relationships with internal/external teams and stakeholders
  • Research, understand and apply new technical tools, processes and technical developments
  • Coach and mentor team members and colleagues on their technical skills

About you

You will be an experienced Senior Developer who is pro-active, creative and analytical. You'll have a genuine desire to achieve excellent customer service, you'll take ownership and responsibility for your projects/actions and ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

Alongside this, you will have:

  • Experience and ability to contribute to technical discussions on how best to model a solution.
  • Knowledge of best practice in development and the ability to articulate reasons for adopting a particular design decision.
  • Strong experience of IT software development and methodologies.
  • Excellent knowledge of Java or Object-Oriented programming.
  • Experience of Gosu scripting.
  • Strong knowledge of the Guidewire ClaimCenter / BillingCenter product.
  • Strong SQL skills.
  • The ability to work with all levels of the organisation to understand their goals and issues.
  • The ability to adapt in an Agile development environment.
  • Flexibility to work in varied environments and with varied responsibilities depending on projects.
  • Good interpersonal skills with clear, concise communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • ITIL awareness


  • An Information Technology related degree, or equivalent industry experience

Candidates will have to work some weekends and out of hours, on a rota basis.

Benefits and Rewards

At NFU Mutual we pride ourselves on being "a great place to work" and one of only 39 companies across the globe, and the only organisation with headquarters in the UK, to receive a Gallup Exceptional Workplace 2021 award. We were also named in the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies List 2021. When you join our team, you can expect a supportive culture and an attractive range of rewards and benefits including:

  • Salary - Competitive
  • Annual bonus (up to 17.5%)
  • Contributory pension scheme (maximum of 12% company contribution)
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (additional holiday purchase scheme)
  • Employee discounts
  • Gym subsidy
  • Health and wellbeing plan
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Discounts on a range of NFU Mutual insurance policies

NFU Mutual are happy to offer its employees informal homeworking. Our teams is located in Stratford-upon-Avon and it would be expected that on average, 50% of your working time would be located from this office, with the remaining days home based should you wish. Due to COVID-19, our employees continue to work from home and a return to the office is being planned for later in the year.

Working at NFU Mutual

One of the UK's leading general insurance and financial services companies, NFU Mutual has been meeting our customers' needs for over 100 years. As an employee you are very important to us. We empower and inspire you to perform, offer opportunities to grow and we recognise and reward you for your contribution.

At NFU Mutual we look for people like you, who have customers at the heart of what you do. You recognise that your customers' financial lives can only benefit by having a financial plan in place that reflects their circumstances both now and in the future.

Closing date for applications: 31st January 2022.

Contact Name: NFU Mutual
Reference: TJ/4068/SDG22
Job ID: 3030736

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