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Senior Technical Product Manager - Core Platform

at Guidewire Software in San Mateo, CA   —   Jul 15, 2014   |  
Product managers at Guidewire assume a wide range of responsibilities. You should have experience in gathering requirements for enterprise software applications, a deep technical background, a passion for detailed feature design and problem solving, and exceptional decision-making skills. You should also be comfortable both engaging in product design discussions with developers and presenting to prospective customers. Our product managers are the glue that holds together our minimally-supervised teams; you will be at the center of our product development effort for our Platform Team.

If you are looking for an opportunity where your talents will not only be recognized and leveraged but also challenged, at a company that has its sights set on grabbing significant market share in a $1.5 trillion industry, then Guidewire is the place for you.

As a technical product manager for the Platform team at Guidewire your responsibilities will include:

Working with outside constituencies (customers, implementation teams, and the application development teams) to understand their needs and priorities, communicating those priorities and feedback to the platform team, and working with other product managers and engineers to design features.
Defining detailed requirements, working closely with developers through designs, making tactical decisions and working through corner-cases identified by customers or application teams.
Initial projects include product ownership for our designer tool and web framework.
Being the expert who can help customers, QA, support, sales, and other groups with questions about your feature areas.
Acting as an evangelist for the application platform and provide expertise and selling tools for the Marketing and Sales organizations, including presenting directly to customers (a separate Product Marketing function is directly responsible for typical outbound work such as messaging and collateral)

Required skills/experience:

Enterprise software experience, including exposure to platform and core technology issues (Dev Tools, Web Frameworks, Middleware).
Deep technical expertise including experience as a software engineer or technical consultant.
Exposure to customer implementation and maintenance issues, in a consulting, support, and/or product management role.
Experience gathering requirements and knowing how to reflect customer priorities and perspectives to an internal development team.
Ability to manage complex initiatives and multiple priorities with limited supervision.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Effective in customer-facing situations.
Ability to work alongside the rest of our product development team in San Mateo, CA.
Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or related engineering degree from a top university preferred
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