Lead Developer, Guidewire
Lead Developer, Guidewire
OP is a financial services group with strong visions for the future. We are constantly hiring new colleagues to OP Financial Group’s central cooperative where even the most ambitious career dreams can come true. We are strategically building a culture that allows you to work with bold, transforming solutions and, as a member of our pioneering team, make a difference in the lives of millions of people in Finland.
Are you a bright Lead Dev, who has the technical and insurance business acumen in Java + insurance business and products with the personality to develop, design, architect, and inspire? Have you led or supported overseas dev teams, or distributed agile teams before? If you have insurance-know-how plus desire and ability to drive a huge renewal and transformation project tech-wise, this is the one for you!
About the position
At OP Insurance we’ve been doing something big for quite a while already, as we’ve been doing the largest platform transformation program in the history of Pohjola Insurance. In this renewal, we are transforming our insurance business into a new Guidewire Insurance Suite platform. Thanks to this transformation, in the future we are going to be able to handle insurances, billing & collections and claims all in one platform! This revolutionizes our insurance business by adding automation in our back-end processes and improving the customer experience and internal user experience – so it’s a win-win for everyone!
We are looking for several Lead Developers to work both in Policy and Billing Center Teams, who are in charge of offerings, products, pricing, and sales for example. Transformation of this level is quite complex and there are a lot of stakeholders. You will be working closely with other Lead Developers, Tech Leads, Solution Analysts and naturally the Developers you are mentoring and coaching. You are designing our solutions and taking care that they follow the architectural guidelines, driving the development (if you’re into it, you can also do the dirty stuff and hands-on coding yourself!) and implementing integrations and configurations. Besides our internal employees, we also have many vendors, who’s work you’d be guiding on the technical aspects.
What we hope from you
Your typical workday includes leading the technical vision and technical work. To succeed and thrive in this kind of work, we hope you have:
• experience working with large and complex system renewal programs
• knowledge of the following technologies: Java, JSON, XML, REST, React
• previous experience working with Guidewire products is essential
• experience mentoring and leading a software team
• experience working in financial services and insurance business
• fluent communication skills in English, Finnish is an asset
What we see as an advantage
• Previous knowledge of Apache Kafka
What we offer to you
Our corporate culture and every-day operations are based on our core values: People First, Responsibility and Succeeding Together. These core values have enabled our cooperative success through decades, and they will also form the cornerstone of our future corporate culture.
Our values are present in this transformation as well. People First: we are building the systems that are easy, secure and simple for our customers and employees to use. The reason for renewing our systems is to ensure sustainable and responsible development and business. People First doesn’t only apply to our employees using the platform, but also to our people designing, coding, configurating, implementing and testing the platform. We appreciate that you have a life outside of OP as well, and we encourage you to that. It’s important that you have a good work-life balance! A transformation this huge cannot be done alone. We have a whole tribe working with this renewal and Succeeding Together. This also means that there is always help available. We have several professionals, who are always ready and willing to share their knowledge and expertise in our active Chapters as well.
Check here how is it to work for OP Group. As an OP employee, you are entitled to:
• Benefits and discounts on OP’s own products
• Chance to work with one of our business-critical core areas
• Access to OP Software Academy, our internal learning framework that enables you to use your working time for deepening your technical knowledge with a mentor
• 70:20:10 principle – “a permission” to use your work time for building your technical competences, meaning that 70% of your work time goes to ‘business as usual’, 20% improving operations and continuous improvement, and 10% building up new competences and learning and growing
• Structured model for professional career advancement
• Possibility to enhance your own skillset while working with highly talented team members
• Flexible remote work culture
• Comprehensive occupational healthcare
• Sport and cultural benefits
More information and application instructions
Please apply here as soon as possible and latest by 24th of June! If you have questions about this position or what it's like to work at OP, please contact Perttu Tuomainen, Tech Lead, firstname.lastname (at)op.fi.
If you are a solid fit, we will expeditiously set up a brief 'phone screen' with you where we will get to know you, qualify your background and match you to the particular position (or a different one if we find your background is more suitable for something else). After that, we will manage your candidate experience to be sure you are thoroughly prepared for every interview step you will participate in, and to be sure you are enjoying the process (and not too stressed out: a job search can be hard!) Keep in mind that you will eventually need to go through a coding assignment, assessment, and background/medical check prior to employment. These won't take long, and are a necessary step considering the billions of euros our company manages for a majority of Finns :) For more information about data privacy, our principles of recruiting and our values, please explore our careers page https://op-careers.fi
OP is the leading financial services group in Finland and pioneer in the industry’s digital transformation. Owned by our customers, we are the largest financial sector employer in Finland. OP Financial Group employs over 12,000 professionals and provides banking, asset management, wealth management, insurance and healthcare services for our more than four million customers.