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Guidewire Policy Center Developer I : 20-00907
Ref No.: 20-00907
Category: Software Engineering
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Women Back to Work is partnering with Farmers Insurance in Woodland Hills, CA to host their inaugural Returnship for those looking to return to the workforce. The WBW Farmers Returnship program is open to women who have a gap in their work history due to caring for a loved one, raising a child, or other voluntary reasons.  If you have at least 4 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least one year, we welcome you to apply. You will have the chance to upgrade your skills, build your experience and make valuable connections during this Returnship.”
Primary Skills: Java or GOSU programming, SAFe Practitioner
W2 only
Location: Woodland Hills, CA, Caledonia, MI, Oklahoma City, OK, Independence, OH
Essential Job Functions:  
  • Effectively writes and refines user stories, including clear and accurate acceptance criteria.
  • Performs basic impact assessment relating people, processes and/or technology, and estimates user stories using relative sizing of story points.
  • Demonstrates understanding of Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) to build in quality.  
  • Agile Dev Team Member I with primarily a development discipline: Demonstrates entry level developer skills with basic ability to code instructions for computer programs and limited ability to configure packaged software.
  • Documents and implements programs according to standards and conventions with guidance from senior team members. Performs basic quality checks of program code, related objects and documentation.
  • Delivers working code each sprint. 
  • Agile Dev Team Member I with primarily a testing discipline: Analyzes system and business requirements for testability. Identifies common errors that occur in standard application testing.
  • Develops, documents, executes, and maintains test cases and test data.
  • Reports status of test plan execution through defect logs and defect tracking system.
  • Defines basic test plans needed to achieve appropriate level of coverage.
  • Analyzes test results and assists with trouble-shooting and root cause analysis.
  • Utilizes basic testing tools and executes basic data creation tools.
  • Demonstrates limited ability to write test cases describing business behavior to facilitate automation.
  • Supports application development, implementation, and user training activities, as required.
  • Plans work via the preparation for and participation in Program Increment (PI) Planning and Sprint Planning, including the development and committing to Team PI Objectives and Sprint goals.
  • Demonstrates working code to Product and Business Owners and supports the Product Owner in the execution of the iteration and PI System Demos.
  • Actively participates in the Sprint Retrospectives and Inspect
  • Actively seeks out development opportunities to develop T-shaped skills and become a cross-functional contributor. Practices continuous exploration, continuous integration and continuous deployment necessary for building the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and implementing DevOps.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • SAFe Practitioner or SAFe Agilist Certification within 180 days of hire required.    
  • 1+ years relevant experience in related field required.   
  • Knowledge of Personal Lines Insurance domain (Guidewire Policy Center applications as per product requirements).
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability with Java or GOSU programming. Knowledge of J2EE, Application Servers, XML/Web Services/ RDBMS.
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