Java Application Engineer -
What’s The Role?
Our Customer and Cloud Ops team is a huge part of Guidewire’ssuccess. We’re rocking a start-up culture and feel, despite beingpart of a global public company, and we’re growing fast.
We’ve gotreally amazing knowledge of the whole suite of Guidewire products(gained through company-sponsored training), as well as beingfluent in Java and SQL, and our goal is to delight our customerswith awesome solutions to problems, and great levels of customerservice.
Within our CCO team, we have a special department called theCASE team (Customer Application Support Engineering) where wedeliver 24 / 7 service to customers using Guidewire software bothon-site and in the Guidewire Cloud.
We’re looking for people aspassionate and dedicated as we are to join this team as ApplicationEngineers.
You will be expected to work on call when needed and provideweekend rotation cover. (willing to work some weekends)
Cool! And What Does It Involve?
As a Junior Application Engineer, you’ll work as part of aregional pod , serving specified Guidewire customers. You’ll leadand mentor other team members, as well as providing experttroubleshooting, problem remediation, system restoration, and rootcause analysis for all assigned cases.
You’ll need to be independent, taking real ownership andresponsibility for customer success. And you’ll need to be highlyresponsive and resourceful, so you can manage customer productionissues in a timely way.
And, of course, you’ll need to developprofessional relationships with your teammates, as well ascolleagues across the wider organization, all over the world!
Importantly, this role has a set schedule of five shifts perweek, which will include two on Saturday and Sunday. Those weekenddays are set, but the other three mid-week days areflexible.
What Are The Role Requirements?
Research, respond to and resolve cases of moderate to high complexity, in a timely way, and in line with CASE team standards
Be the primary customer contact for your support cases, meeting Guidewire’s contractual and internal goals for customer communication
Provide expert solutions to customer problems to ensure satisfaction
Write thorough and detailed case documentation to meet objectives for Case Quality and Customer Satisfaction scores
Take ownership and responsibility for support cases
Escalate customer issues to the CASE Manager when you need to
Participate in team projects to enhance the quality or efficiency of support
Participate in after-hours weekend deployments and on-call support as needed
Develop and maintain deep knowledge of Guidewire’s products, achieving Professional-level certification in at least one product area
Contribute to an environment that encourages information sharing, team-based resolution activity, cross-training, and focus on doing what is best for the customer
Create knowledgebase articles and other informational documents to be shared with customers and teammates
Contribute to a team environment with both local and remote leadership
Partner with Guidewire delivery teams to understand each customer’s business objectives and integration requirements, and rationalize these against established standard methodologies to ensure successful Guidewire Cloud-hosted customer solutions
Contribute to technical assessments of incoming Guidewire Cloud-hosted solutions, ensuring that pre-production customer solutions meet our security and performance criteria and adhere to our coding standards
You will be expected to work on call when needed and provide weekend rotation cover. (willing to work some weekends)
You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
Familiarity with the Agile software development lifecycle
Experience providing technical software support for a B2B software company
Experience with a commercial customer incident tracking or CRM system such as
Experience using a software defect tracking system like JIRA
Advanced exposure to broad technical skills such as Java development, web UI (design and development), XML, application architecture
Ability to read and interpret application server thread dumps, Oracle AWR reports, and other log files
Strong understanding of relational databases and SQL
Outstanding troubleshooting skills; ability to think critically and problem-solve
Employ sound business judgment when making business decisions
Use creative and innovative ways to solve problems
Display a strong work ethic and go above and beyond to get the job done
Demonstrate strong follow-through and consistently keep commitments to customers and employees
Display an understanding of the customer’s needs and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction
Ensure that each and every customer is handled with a consummately professional attitude and the highest possible level of service
Work weekends (negotiable mid-week shift pattern but Saturday and Sunday must be covered)
Ability to read, write, and speak fluent English is a must.
Travel expect occasional travel (less than 5% of your time) to other Guidewire offices for training and team meetings
Awesome - So What’s Next?
At Guidewire, we’re always on the lookout for our nextadventure.
Our people dig deeper to find the answers. They stand togetherto create diverse, incredible solutions. They stay imaginative,continuously developing and growing.
And they leap further,exploring the limits of the possible with excitement and appetitefor more.
Then join us now, and navigate what’s next.
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