Guidewire Developer

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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You have a clear vision of where your career can go. And we have the leadership to help you get there. At CNA, we strive to create a culture in which people know they matter and are part of something important, ensuring the abilities of all employees are used to their fullest potential.
CNA seeks to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees that helps them - and their family members - achieve their physical, financial, emotional and social wellbeing goals.
For a detailed look at CNA's benefits, check out our Candidate Guide .
Under technical direction, analyzes client area requirements and processes, prepares application system specifications, and programs automated solutions or integrates applications to resolve business problems. Maintains centrally developed systems. The focus of this position will be designing or developing business applications and/or designing or developing alternative solutions.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:
Evaluates defined client area requirements and processes (e.g., new enhancements or maintenance) and detailed designs and develops moderate to complex application program solutions.
Ensures quality of application solutions by performing code review with peers, creating documentation, implementing code, verifying program logic, performing defect root cause analysis, and completing unit and integration testing. Participates in systems testing with other IT staff.
Assists with the high level design of solutions. Consults with the client area to analyze system requirements and capabilities, identify associated risks, and resolve problems. May act as a liaison between clients and applications area.
Researches and evaluates new and/or alternative solutions, and recommends the most efficient and cost effective solution for the systems/program design and develops system specifications and procedures. May include integrating vendor applications and consulting resources into existing applications and resources.
In conjunction with operations area technical staff, supports the implementation of the application into production and testing environments. May confer with technical personnel to identify and resolve issues.
Reporting Relationship
Typically Manager or above
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
1. Requires a broad knowledge of the system development life cycle, and system and application
program development alternatives.
2. Strong knowledge of client area's functions and systems.
3. Solid knowledge of application development support software packages
4. Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
5. Understanding of interface design and user centered work methods.
6. Requires solid communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively among all levels of internal/external business partners/clients.
7. Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and other business related software systems or languages including, but not limited to Mainframe, DB2, UNIX, Oracle, Websphere J2EE Java, Peoplesoft, Business Objects, and ETL. Must be proficient in at least one higher level programming language, databases and interfaces. Other technologies will apply dependent on business area supported.
8. Experience with Guidewire platform (Gosu / UI / Data Model) implementations is REQUIRED.
9. Experience and knowledge with Guidewire Cloud Platform implementation is a plus.
10.Exposue to Guidewire Rating , APD product is a plus
11. Ability to multitask in a fast-paced dynamic workforce.
Education and Experience
1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
2. Typically a minimum four to seven years of application program development experience.
3. Guidewire PolicyCenter certification is a plus .
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Location

Located in the heart of the loop, CNA’s headquarters are at 151 N Franklin. With close proximity to both L and Metra stations.

An Insider's view of CNA

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance has always been a priority for me. It always will be. CNA’s hybrid working model allows me to not only maximize collaboration with my peers but also take advantage of increased flexibility by combining remote and in-office work. I’m empowered to take control of my schedule based on what works best for me and my team.

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How does the company support your career growth?

Throughout my five-year career, I’ve seen CNA value creating thinking and continuous learning. My managers actively encourage me to pursue rewarding professional development opportunities. Those opportunities have had a direct impact on my career growth. At CNA, the opportunities are endless and your career aspirations matter.

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Underwritting Specialist

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We have an Innovation program and team that designs processes to encourage creative thinking and capture ideas across CNA. In addition to collaborating with and learning from world-class technology partners, we also host events such as our Innovation Summit and Hackathon, which bring winning competition ideas to life in real products and services.

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What are CNA Perks + Benefits

CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
benefits, well-being, disability and survivor protection, and 401(k) savings, among others. Below are highlights
of the offerings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available

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