Job Vacancy Specialist, Software Engineer (Guidewire Insurance Now) Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Job title: Specialist, Software Engineer (Guidewire Insurance Now)

Company: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Job description: If you’re passionate about innovation and love working in an environment where you can constantly improve and adopt new technologies to drive business results, then Nationwide’s Information Technology team could be the place for you!

This opportunity is supporting TechNoLogic agile development teams for Guidewire Insurance Now (GIN) Brokerage One Stop Solution Application (BOSS).

Key Competencies:

Managing and coaching associates – experience leading high performing teams, providing feedback and ensuring alignment in roles/responsibilities, up-skilling resources and coaching

Information Technology Acumen – Understands how to appropriately secure information, systems, and devices; adheres to Nationwide information security policy, standards, and processes when solving business and IT problems; consistently applies continuity management planning and testing practices; protects Nationwide data and maintains familiarity with associated guidelines and regulations for confidential information (e.g., when working with credit card processing).

Informing – Provides timely information people need to know to make accurate decisions and do their jobs

Strong written and verbal communications

May act as a technical programming consultant for small-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces.

Nice to have Tool/Technologies:

Applicant should have experience in Designing and Developing Cloud Native API and Applications using JavaScript, Kafka

Familiar with Enterprise Kubernetes Strategy and Github version control

Applicant should have strong foundational knowledge of OOP and OOAD, design patterns and practices, Domain driven Designing principles, Microservice Architecture, Restful Communication Standards.

Applicant familiarity in CI/CD DevOps tools

Applicant should have knowledge of DecSecOps Principles and different tools used to manage the security and integrity of the source code control practices.

Guidewire Insurance Now – GIN

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Insurance Knowledge/Experience – Understands the Nationwide business, including processes, procedures and how money is made for one or more lines of business, products and/or distribution channels

Job Description Summary JOB SUMMARY: With full competency, devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents those programs. Competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of applications programming activities.

Job Description

RELATIONSHIP: Manager/Director


1. Develops cost-effective information technology solutions by creating new and modifying existing software applications that are more complex with full competency.

2. Analyzes and validates complex system requirements and existing business processes and information systems. Designs, develops and implements new programs and/or modifications of existing applications. Responsible for the more complex designs, prototypes and other methodologies for new and/or existing systems including the development and implementation of test plans and program specifications with various interfaces.

3. Designs, codes, tests, debugs, and documents and implements complex software applications according to standards.

4. Defines and develops specifications and programs complex technical modules, applications, prototypes and computer programs.

5. Assists in leading all aspects of applications programming and development including file design, update, storage and retrieval.

6. Evaluates and provides technical solutions to complex application development problems.

7. May coordinate activities of a project team and assist in monitoring project schedules and costs.

8. May act as a technical programming consultant for small-scale projects that include multiple product lines and various interfaces.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems, mathematics or related field is preferred.

Experience: Six years of experience in programming and systems analysis. Project management experience is preferred.

Knowledge: Must have proven knowledge in computer programming language. Must have a thorough understanding in systems and data processing policies, practices and procedures. Must have a thorough understanding in systems analysis and design techniques. Must have extensive knowledge of the systems development life cycle. Understanding of project management concepts and techniques required.

Skills/Competencies: Must have the ability to analyze complex applications and systems. Must be able to program complex systems requiring minimal interfaces. Must possess problem-solving skills to determine the programming effects on existing systems. Must have strong decision-making skills for problem identification and solution recommendation. Must have written and oral communication skills to prepare and communicate programming plans and procedures as well as to interact with all levels within the company.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.

Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Director and HR Officer


Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Associates may have on-call responsibility after normal working hours and/or on weekends.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit Check: Not Applicable

Safety Sensitive (SS): Not Applicable

Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated: MDK (12-22-03)

Expected salary:

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Job date: Thu, 12 May 2022 07:43:39 GMT

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