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Senior Director, Product Management - Automation and Integration

Company: Guidewire Software
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Director, Product Management - Automation and Integration

  • Department Product Development and Operations
  • Location United States - San Mateo, CA
  • Location Type Hybrid As the market leader in P&C insurance software, Guidewire must maintain a clear understanding of our customer needs and has built an industry platform - Guidewire Cloud Platform - to enable the products and solutions that serve those needs. Traditionally delivered on-premises and self-managed, today our customers are increasingly looking to leverage the power of the cloud to reduce IT complexity, minimize operational costs, and unlock innovations that can differentiate their business. More specifically, they want to transition select insurance lines of business for hosting in Guidewire Cloud so they can focus on business agility while Guidewire assumes full operational responsibility as a true Cloud/SaaS solution provider. Guidewire is looking for a highly experienced product manager to drive the development and growth of our automation tooling and integration frameworks. You will lead a talented team of product managers, P&C domain experts, and other key contributors focused on optimizing and transforming the delivery of existing Guidewire applications and drive the Guidewire Cloud Platform. Your responsibility will include defining a product roadmap that enables a value-focused, evolutionary customer journey to the cloud while enhancing GWCP products to reduce the cost of cloud operations. Automation and Integration include a suite of products: Integration Gateway, App Events, Workflow Service, Business Functions, Dev Connect, Cloud Rules, and others. These products, available globally, enable Insurers to automate repetitive tasks as well as connect Guidewire to upstream and downstream systems within their ecosystems. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, results-oriented leader responsible for driving the end-to-end enablement lifecycle from concept and requirements specification through successful adoption by Guidewire cloud customers. As a key member of the leadership team, you will own the overall strategy, define the business and product plans, guide the execution, and be accountable for successfully achieving both cloud adoption and operating margin targets for this critical part of Guidewire's business. Key Responsibilities
    • Own the overall Guidewire automation and integration strategy, roadmap, and execution plan to address the needs of both new and existing customers.
    • Be accountable for business, financial, and operations planning processes required to ensure cloud-hosted products meet performance expectations for customer adoption and revenue growth.
    • Help evolve and refine Guidewire's agile development lifecycle to accelerate delivery of capabilities to optimize cloud hosting of existing products.
    • Act as a key contributor and highly influential member of the leadership team that commands attention and drives alignment across a range of opinions, alternatives, and competing interests.
    • Recruit and mentor a high-performance product management team, ensuring members have the resources, skills, and capabilities needed to deliver on our cloud-hosted value proposition.Required Skills & Experience
      • 10+ years of increasingly responsible product management leadership experience in planning, launching, and oversight of enterprise-class software products and solutions.
      • 5+ years of experience in managing the definition and market delivery of cloud-based and cloud-native business applications.
      • Direct experience with emerging business models and market trends in SaaS and cloud-hosted environments to understand how this influences cloud transition strategy and execution.
      • Very strong business acumen and ability to plan, execute and achieve market penetration, top-line revenue, and operating margin targets across the product line.
      • Excellent technical understanding of modern cloud technologies including cloud stacks, IaaS cloud services, cloud-native deployments, Kubernetes, microservices, containers, etc.
      • Deep understanding of product management operational metrics and KPIs to provide visibility and accountability across the software development lifecycle.
      • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills including the ability to present clearly and persuasively to customers, partners, colleagues, and senior executives.
      • Highly structured and well-organized individual with the ability to successfully manage product management activities across multiple, concurrently running cloud transition programs.
      • Strong people management skills with proven success in motivating, mentoring, and creating an environment where the best talent wants to be.
      • MA/MS and BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field. MBA preferred.About GuidewireGuidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloudservice. More than 450 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world,run on Guidewire. As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation. Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position. Disability Accommodations and Guidewire's Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or . If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days. We're proud to boast about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance.We're committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside ofwork.FINANCIALReceive market-competitive pay and incentive programs-because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.HEALTH AND WELLNESSKeep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family,an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.FLEXIBLE WORKINGWork in an environment where you'll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.DOWNTIMERelax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer ample paid leave for all new parents.CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENTWe encourage self-directed learning, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.CAREER MOBILITYYour career opportunities are only limited by your own imagination. Guidewire's community is filled with chances to expand your horizons across any of our teams or worldwide locations.

Keywords: Guidewire Software, San Mateo , Senior Director, Product Management - Automation and Integration, Executive , San Mateo, California

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