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Senior Software Engineer, Platform Web UI Framework

Location:
Foster City, CA 
Area Code:
650 
Telecommute:
no 
Travel Required:
none 
Skills:
Web architect and UI frameworks, Ajax libraries like ExtJS,(Sencha), Dojo, GWT, or JQuery, JavasScript, JSON, jsPerf, dynaTrace 
Pay Rate:
Market 
Tax Term:
FULLTIME 
Length:
 
Date Posted:
11-20-2014 
Position ID:
966329 
Dice ID:
10118364 
Senior Software Engineer, Platform Web UI Framework
Foster City, CA, United States

Are you an expert in Ajax development? Do you enjoy building UI frameworks with cutting edge Web 2.0 technologies? Would you appreciate a ground floor opportunity where you get to define the roadmap for our client-side performance test strategy? If so, we would like to talk to you.

Guidewire sells three enterprise web-based software products to insurance companies that offer Property and Casualty insurance. Our products share a core technology platform that the Guidewire Platform team develops. The software we build must be able to work reliably with significant data volumes and under heavy load. Our applications are highly configurable, and we need to test out-of-the-box configurations as well as common or risky customizations. We are looking for thoughtful, creative and highly-skilled engineers who can help us identify and fix potential performance bottlenecks in our client UI layer. We’re particularly interested in engineers who would enjoy developing tools to improve and expedite our performance tuning work.

Our development process is sustainable (no death marches), work/life balance friendly, and we pride ourselves on a calm, systematic, and rational approach to our business. See and hear from our employees athttp://www.guidewire.com/about_guidewire/careers.
 
If you are happiest when coding, we would love to hear from you.
 
Responsibilities
This is a hands-on development role with our Web framework development team in the Platform organization. A successful developer in the Web team would have the following characteristics:
  • A desire to work collaboratively in a small, cross-functional team
  • Interest in modern development techniques, such as TDD, Scrum, pair programming, Kanban
  • Passion for code quality that inspires writing and maintaining unit tests
  • Curiosity and motivation to pick up new technologies and programming techniques
  • Hands-on designing features and writing code
Requirements
We care most about your critical thinking skills and technical talent. Prior experience with one or more of the following is desired.
  • Experience with Ajax libraries such as Ext JS (Sencha), Dojo, GWT, or JQuery
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, JSON, HTML, CSS and cross browser development
  • Overall understanding of web architecture and UI frameworks
  • Experience with Web performance tools such as dynaTrace, Speed Tracer, Benchmark.js or jsPerf
  • Ability to analyze the rendering and JavaScript performance bottleneck
  • Experience writing automated UI tests with tools like Selenium or WebDriver
Guidewire Software
1001 Hillside Blvd Suite 800
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: (650) 357-9100