Lead UX Architect - Canada remote

Canada - Remote

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Guidewire Software

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 450 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and...

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UX @ Guidewire
Love solving sticky problems? Excited about crafting innovative solutions for a leading global software company in the Insurance space? Interested in working on digital solutions and services that touch everyone’s lives? We are a multidisciplinary Digital team working to make innovative solutions that are at the forefront of the business transformation within the insurance industry.   The Guidewire Digital Practice isa group of highly motivated technology engineers, user experience designers, and domain experts working with insurance clients, InsurTechs and delivery partners in current, leading-edge technologies delivering exciting, customer-facing projects.   We are seeking individuals across User Experience (UX)design, Digital Engineering, and Insurance Domain expertise who are motivated working in an agile, collaborative, and dynamic environment across multiple client projects.     The successful candidate will collaborate closely with our Sales, Solutions and Digital Platform teams to develop deep empathy for customer challenges and deliver exceptional user experiences engaging with some of the biggest Insurance carriers across the globe. We consider digital transformation a team sport where, together with our clients, we strategically solve by balancing business realities with innovative and scalable solutions for both enterprise and customer facing applications.    
We’re committed to an inclusive workspace that embraces people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills, and talents. 
Please include a portfolio of your work with your application, if not on your CV.

Your day-to-day:

  • Drive business development conversations on design led delivery and its values.  
  • Forge strategic partnerships with SIs and Consulting partners  
  • Evolve Guidewire’s design-led delivery approaches in close collaboration with field consulting, and solution sales to drive successful and profitable engagement 
  • Identify commonly occurring user experience patterns that could be turned into product or accelerators.  
  • Work with product management to shape regional design considerations and nuances into the wider design system 
  • Drive hiring and career development strategy for Design staff 
  • Staff and oversee design projects in the region 
  • Provide advisory support to clients and be a point of escalation on design related queries 

What you need to be successful:

  • Have 10-15 years of experience with enterprise design in a Consulting environment. 
  • Ability to drive business development conversations on design led delivery and its values. 
  • Strong understanding of the EMEA market for design consulting and how it contributes to revenue  
  • The ability to drive projects across a range of business problems, user needs and solutions, incorporating a full spectrum of modern digital technologies. 
  • Proven ability to facilitate conversations with a diverse group of stakeholders, and provide a productive, collaborative experience. 
  • Ability to coach and mentor Design teams 
  • A passion for what others might call ‘blue sky’ solutions that can be brought to realization. 
  • Proficiency in information architecture, design methods and artifacts, such as interaction flows, taxonomies, flow diagrams, mental models, content inventories, wireframes, etc. 
  • Familiarity with lean and agile approaches to creating software, and a desire to learn and improve. 
  • Experience working with teams using state-of-the-art UI technologies such as React, Angular or Vue.js 
  • Have thorough knowledge of competitive and cutting-edge application UIs on the web today, and familiarity with digital technologies such as AI/ML/Blockchain, big data. 
  • Willing to travel 

How we work @ Guidewire
Collaboration: We build on each other’s ideas and draw on interdisciplinary approaches to craft impactful experiences.Integrity: We stand behind our words and commitments as part of a global community, respecting and recognizing our interdependence.Curiosity: We are lifelong learners, with a growth mindset, who are passionate about advancing our discipline through entertaining new ideas and unique perspectives.Humility: We leverage our expertise while respecting other viewpoints and challenging our own assumptions.

About Guidewire
Guidewire 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. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 
Job perks/benefits: Career development Insurance
Job region: North America
Job country: Canada
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