Principal Data Engineer, US remote

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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Principal Data Engineer
Ready for a new challenge? Join Guidewire as a Principal Data Engineer in the Assess team!
Who We Are, What We Believe, & What We BuildGuidewire is the AWS of insurance. As the market leader, 380 insurance companies run on our mission critical platform. Every second, we support underwriters crafting policies and adjusters settling claims. We believe that making a great decision should not require 100 in-house data scientists. Our products range from cyber risk quantification to potent ML sandboxes. We are a post-IPO company with the vision to revolutionize insurance, and analytics is a huge part of this. There is a lot to be done!This role is a fantastic opportunity for an intellectually curious, experienced and ambitious data engineer to drive all technical aspects of a strategically critical capability at Guidewire related to large-scale data ingestion and modeling that supercharges insurers’ underwriting, customer acquisition, and claims management abilities. We aim to be the data store for any underwriting, pricing and data intelligence workflows. We are doing the hard work, giving our customers access to dozens of data sources curated specifically for the P&C sector and expose data elements that enable strategic decision-making and data-driven decision support. 
Who You AreYou are a talented and highly experienced Data Engineer. You have hard-won experience of all technical aspects of bringing a successful data product to market. You take pride in delivering high quality code, you love elegant design, and you have a passion for data. You have the personality and technical chops to lead from the front in a talented and ambitious team. You will thrive in a fast-paced Agile work environment.


  • Be the team technical lead role in a team-based Agile environment, guiding other engineers and collaborating closely with product managers, data science and modelling specialists, and QA.
  • Build and maintain data products that will be used at scale for critical business decisions.
  • Champion robust engineering practices within the team for building, deploying, and supporting sophisticated data products.
  • Be a coach and mentor to the other data engineers, explaining best practices and building awareness of the latest tools and techniques.

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent level of demonstrable professional competency
  • Significant experience in a senior or lead engineering role on a successful commercial data product. 
  • Deep understanding of all technical aspects of productizing data. From hunting out new data sets, to building data pipelines, to tracking usage and billing.
  • Significant experience and expertise in data modelling and cataloguing technologies as well as data engineering principals and best practices.
  • Significant experience and expertise in cloud services, preferably on AWS.

Desirable experience

  • Experience working with Geo-spatial data and technologies.
  • Experience of configuration management and Infrastructure as Code approach.
  • Experience of ML algorithms and platforms.
  • Experience of P&C insurance.

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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 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.
Job perks/benefits: Insurance
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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