- Bachelor's degree
- Associate's degree
Hastings Mutual is currently looking for a Guidewire Developer. The individual in this role's primary responsibility is to enhance, manage, and support the Guidewire InsuranceSuite (PolicyCenter, ClaimCenter, BillingCenter, and ContactManager) as part of Hastings Mutual Insurance Company’s core systems. This position will support the configuration and integration of the Guidewire systems and will continuously evaluate current and emerging strategies.
Position Location & Schedule Details
This role can work at our Hastings, Michigan corporate headquarters, or Alpharetta, Georgia IT office. Remote-based candidates who reside in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, or Wisconsin will also be considered. Regardless of location, this position will normally work within our standard office hours of Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
Position Duties & Responsibilities
Provides fundamental to intermediate-level support and development for primarily one Guidewire application.
Provides effort estimates for Guidewire development assignments.
Completes Guidewire development based on business requirements provided.
Creates, modifies, and removes Guidewire configuration elements and integration points per business requirements.
Creates and manages sample data in addition to new data model elements and extending the existing data model with new properties.
Assists in managing application configurations and help perform software upgrades.
Assists in producing technical design documents.
Performs unit testing and resolve defects to ensure quality code turnover; supports QA testing efforts and defect resolution.
Provides on-call support as necessary.
Participates on project teams as assigned by management.
Actively participates in professional development, i.e. continuing education or self-improvement. Develops related insurance business knowledge.
Other duties as assigned by leadership, either verbally or in writing.
Java or other object-oriented programming languages
Gosu, JSP, Java Servlets, SOAP, or Restful web services
Code Repositories, SVN, Git
Candidate Requirements & Qualifications
Associates or Bachelor’s degree, related Microsoft or Sun certification, or equivalent work experience is required.
Certification in General Insurance preferred or demonstrated insurance experience.
Considerable experience in coordinating activities, analytical reasoning, logical problem solving, strong attention to detail, and establishing priorities.
Demonstrated excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience of or with:
Java programming or another object-oriented programming language
Complex technical problem resolution
Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) tools and related utilities
Ability to perform peer code review(s) and prioritize/execute tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Hastings Mutual is not currently looking to engage with any third-party search firms for the recruitment of this opportunity.
About Hastings Mutual Insurance Company
From our humble roots in 1885 providing coverage for windstorm damage, Hastings Mutual has evolved into a leading regional property and casualty insurance carrier, offering innovative products for businesses, farm owners, and individuals. We work with customers in six Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Hastings Mutual is known for its financial strength, high ethical standards, and a culture of service and responsiveness.
The core of our ongoing success is our employees. Whether at the corporate offices in Hastings, Michigan, information technology office in Alpharetta, Georgia to our remote team members throughout the Midwest, Hastings Mutual is made up of talented professionals across multiple divisions and functional areas. Our commitment to our employees and work culture has been confirmed with our inclusion in the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in West Michigan” each year since 2011.
Hastings Mutual offers a friendly, family-like environment that values transparency and approachability. We recognize the hard work of our employees with many benefits, including fully paid certification training, a cafeteria, and fitness center at our corporate offices, ongoing professional development opportunities, and financial stability backed by our “A” rating from A.M. Best. We also have a long-term commitment to the communities in which we live and work, either through partnerships with local charitable organizations or through our own Hastings Mutual Charitable Foundation.
At Hastings Mutual, we’re always looking for professionals of all experience and education levels to help us continue our more than 130-year history of successful, stable growth.