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Guidewire PolicyCenter Developer III : 20-01368
Ref No.: 20-01368
Category: Project / Program / Product Management & Architecture
Location: Woodland Hills, California
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: Agile Development, SAFe
W2 only
Essential Job Functions:   
  • Effectively writes and refines user stories, including clear and accurate acceptance criteria. 
  • Performs broad and detailed impact assessments relating people, processes and/or technology, and estimates user stories using relative sizing of story points. 
  • Supports implementation activities, troubleshooting user/system environmental issues, and training as required. 
  • Effectively supports business in building a Lean Business Case and breaking epics into features. 
  • Identifies and raises issues and risks with functional design. 
  • Partners with the Product Owner to confirm code and acceptance tests reflect the desired functionality. 
  • Executes Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) to build in quality.
Agile Dev Team Member III with primarily a development discipline:
  • Codes instructions for computer programs/objects/components; configures packaged software. 
  • Provides input into the solution design and functionality of business applications. 
  • Documents and implements programs according to standards and conventions. 
  • Analyzes and makes recommendations on the need for system backup, security, restart/recovery, balancing controls and recommends approaches for meeting such needs. 
  • Analyzes and documents the requirements and approaches to data conversion and data modeling. 
  • Delivers working code each sprint. Demonstrates ability to read and write simple code. 
Agile Dev Team Member III with primarily a testing discipline:
  • Identifies complex 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 comprehensive test plans needed to achieve appropriate level of coverage. 
  • Analyzes test results and assists with trouble-shooting and root cause analysis.
  • Utilizes standard testing tools such as data creation, run batch processes and test automation tools. 
  • Applies Risk Based Testing techniques to planning and execution. 
  • Writes 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, which includes developing and committing to Team PI Objectives and Sprint goals. 
  • Actively participates in the Sprint Retrospectives and Inspect Adapt to timely discuss opportunities for improvement.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • SAFe Practitioner or SAFe Agilist Certification within 180 days of hire required. 
  • Minimum 1 year as a Agile Dev Team Member II or 5 + years in a related field required. 
        To follow up with any questions, please contact Shabana at 408-907-2246

Akraya is an award-winning IT staffing firm and the staffing partner of choice for many leading companies across the US. We offer comprehensive benefits including Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Cafeteria Plan (HSA, FSA, and dependent care), 401(k) (enrollment subject to eligibility), and Sick Pay (varies based on city and state laws).
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