Senior Product Manager, Insurance Product Design

Guidewire Software

Senior Product Manager, Insurance Product Design
  • Department Product Development and Operations
  • Location Type Hybrid

As the market leader in P&C insurance software, Guidewire must maintain a clear understanding of our customer needs and has built an industry platform – Guidewire Cloud Platform – to enable the products and solutions that serve those needs. Traditionally delivered on premises and self-managed, today our customers are increasingly looking to leverage the power of the cloud to reduce IT complexity, minimize operational costs, and unlock innovations that can differentiate their business. More specifically, they want to transition select insurance lines-of-business for hosting in Guidewire Cloud so they can focus on business agility while Guidewire assumes full operational responsibility as a true Cloud/SaaS solution provider.

Guidewire is looking for a Senior Product Manager to drive the development and growth of our insurance product design capability. Your main focus will be to learn how insurance carriers and solution vendors are innovating with new insurance products and business models. You will apply these learnings to work with a global product team spanning product management, P&C insurance domain experts, user experience design and engineering. You will help drive our strategic insurance configuration experience platform from ideation through successful adoption by Guidewire customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with engineering and UX on sprint activities including backlog grooming, prioritization, and requirements gathering.
  • Understanding the market to identify high priority capabilities that will differentiate Guidewire.
  • Diligently perform customer research for design evolution and feedback sessions to ensure the right experience gets built.
  • Articulate both the business value to customers and the corresponding impact to GW of the successful adoption of capabilities.
  • Ability to take requirements from application teams and insurance industry trends for new innovative insurance products, and distill it down to platform capabilities.
  • Build compelling user experiences for customers to create and launch innovative insurance products and manage their existing products, to help grow their business.
  • Collaborate with other platform product managers to ensure seamless configuration end-to-end lifecycle and user journeys.
  • Ability to identify success metrics for Guidewire and customers and use data/analytics platform to bake these into the product.
  • Analyze competitive trends and Insuretech s who are building similar configuration platforms for insurance products.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3+ years of product management experience, preferably in cloud-based and cloud-native business applications and/or highly configurable enterprise software products and solutions.
  • P&C domain knowledge is a must, preferably with past work experience at an insurance company, Insuretech or enterprise company working in the P&C insurance vertical.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills including the ability to present clearly and persuasively to customers, partners, colleagues and senior executives.
  • Highly structured and well-organized individual with ability to successfully manage product management activities across multiple, concurrently running cloud transition programs.
  • BS in Computer Science or another technical major required, and Masters preferred but not required.
  • Deep interest and comprehensive knowledge of P&C insurance.
  • At least 2 years of previous experience in the commercial and/or specialty P&C insurance sector, handling complex insurance products that are technical in nature
  • At least 5 years of previous experience as an insurance product manager, or business analyst with successful implementation of multiple lines of business.
  • Proficiency in risk modeling, global regulatory standards, actuarial science, and latest emerging insurance trends.
  • Previous consulting experience is considered an asset.
  • Previous project management experience is considered an asset.

About Guidewire

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 cloudservice. More than 540+ insurers in 40 countries, from new ventures to 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 1600+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it’s applicable to the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Talent rewards

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Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.


Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family,an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.


Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.


Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer ample paid leave for all new parents.


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