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Front-End Software Engineer - San Mateo, CA

Guidewire Software

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Location: San Mateo County, California, USA Posted: Apr 29, 2020

Job Description

We are looking for a proactive and result-oriented Software Engineer to join our product development team and work on building high-quality software and improving the customer experience for millions of people who use our products every day. You will have the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to a complex application suite of products as we are serving more than 350 companies in 32 countries.

Are you a curious and enthusiastic software engineer? Do you enjoy learning about and deploying applications to the cloud? Are you interested in helping shape & contributing to our new Cloud products? If so, we would like to meet you!

You will play a significant role in the design and development of components, applications and tools for Guidewire Cloud, our next generation, cloud-native Insurance Platform. Guidewire Cloud is targeted to be a best-in-class solution to serve the changing world of P&C Insurance. You will work in a highly collaborative environment in agile, cross-functional teams. Teamwork is very important to us so we are looking for engineers who are open to share their knowledge, listen to their peers, paying also attention to details and quality and work together to solve complex problems.

You will attend training from day one, learning about our solutions and the business side, as every day can be different, from development to deployment, quarterly planning, and daily standups.


  • Do test-driven frontend development to ensure high confidence in any code you develop
  • Receive and provide feedback in code reviews
  • Interface with and help evolve REST APIs
  • Work with the User Experience team to achieve a great user experience
  • Collaborate within the Scrum Team to understand the requirements and possible implementation options
  • Help develop Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD)
  • Own, troubleshoot & resolve code defects

What you would need to succeed

  • Emphasize team wins over individual success
  • Strong software development skills in JavaScript (ES 6)
  • Experience with modern frontend application frameworks such as React JS or Vue.js
  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Clean code practices
  • Interest in software / architectural design principles
  • Understand REST API for data interchange
  • Ability to work in an agile fast paced environment
  • BS/MS degree (Computer Science or related field)
  • 3 to 5 years of applicable industry experience
  • Strong individual contributor with strong experience delivering high-quality solutions


  • Experience other programming languages such as TypeScript or Java
  • Working knowledge of AWS or other cloud providers
  • Experience with any of TeamCity / Jenkins / GoCD
  • Experience with modern frontend ecosystem (e.g. webpack, bower, npm, Babel)
  • Experience with accessibility (A11y) and internationalization (i18n) best practices
  • Startup experience

At Guidewire, our teams:

  • Are lean, empowered, and collaborative
  • Are making an impact and contribute to a complex application suite of products that are mission-critical to 100+ enterprises serving more than a million users
  • Have the disposition to experiment with new technologies and process outside of the domain

What happens when I apply?

First, apply for the role. We will then set a quick intro call so we can share extra info on the role and answer to your questions. Next, we will send some coding exercises to complete at home, followed by a technical interview. And finally, we will bring you on-site to meet the team.

About Guidewire

We believe P&C insurance plays a vital role in protecting people and business, and in helping society to function.

We deliver an industry standard platform, together with our partners, to enable insurers to focus on innovation and business acceleration. We apply data, data science, and industry knowledge to enable Smart Insurance, enabling professionals and systems to be more effective across the entire insurance lifecycle. Guidewire is a mid-sized company, headquartered in Foster City, CA, with offices around the world. For more information, visit

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire Software provides core back-end systems software to the global property, casual and worker's compensation insurance industry.

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