Senior Project Manager

United States - Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Guidewire 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 cloud service. More than 400 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and...
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As Senior Project Manager you will be working on large implementation projects involving Guidewire core applications, including managing an Agile (IT) team, managing stakeholders, and collaborating with business staff. 

Responsibilities

  • Spend most of your day working with Software related Projects & Implementation of Software.
  • Manage the Project Lifecycle of a large scale project from start to completion.
  • Lead meetings, coach team to write specs, maintain project documentation, user stories.
  • Manage scope, time, budget, goals, scheduling, updates and strategy of projects.
  • Communicate project status to management verbally and/or written.
  • Utilize software such as Rally, JIRA, Confluence, etc.
  • Assist in planning & execution strategies of application configuration.
  • Assist in software development requests.
  • Maintain positive implementation experience for customer.
  • Manage Guidewire implementation project team in an Agile environment.
  • Implementation partner management, tracking of financials and costs, as well as issue/risk management.
  • Facilitate meetings, including identification of action items and follow up.
  • Manage stakeholders proactively to offset scope creep and maintain integrity of time budgets and schedules.
  • Identify, analyze, and prioritize project risk and develop response plans.
  • Prepare and maintain project schedules with all critical tasks and related milestones, using approved methodologies and templates.
  • Facilitate project governance and escalation process interactions between the business owners, key stakeholders, and leadership team.
  • Document project management best practices for the organization.

Required skills/experience

  • Ability to travel up to 50%.
  • 5+ years of Project/Program Management experience; Must have project experience managing multi-million dollar project(s).
  • Demonstrated skill in working with implementation partners, and managing large multi-functional projects including software package implementations and information architecture.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Follows Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies to ensure complete, documented deliverables, controls, issue resolution, risk mitigation, etc.
  • Very strong communication skills (listening, written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated excellent negotiation skills within challenging situations.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly in new situations.
  • Ability to function successfully within fast paced, high stress projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization in both business and IT areas.
  • Experience working with onshore and offshore resources.
  • Technical knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team with effective decision making.
  • Comfortable and confident in working with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex issues to non-technical staff and executive level management.

Preferred Experience

  • P&C Insurance experience nice to have.
  • Vendor management experience is a plus.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge in insurance business processes related to the Property and Casualty Insurance domain nice to have.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Has agile certifications.
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About GuidewireGuidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.
Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including 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 Accommodations@guidewire.com. 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 Accommodations@guidewire.com 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.
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