EY Manager, Insurance Technology (Guidewire - Centre of Excellence) - London in London, United Kingdom

Manager, Insurance Technology (Guidewire - Centre of Excellence) - London


Requisition # LON00DP6

Post Date Mar 27, 2018

Technology Advisory, Guidewire - Manager

About the Opportunity

Do you want to engage your mind? Then join EY to gain experiences that will last a lifetime.

We are looking for Managers to join our team due to the tremendous growth in the IT Advisory Guidewire CoE Insurance team.


As a Firm we are on a journey to double the size of our business by 2020. Growing our advisory business is critical to achieving this and consequently we are placing significant investment in growing this part of our Firm.

This investment has led to significant growth in our UK Insurance business in recent years and we see significant market opportunities that will enable us to grow further, a key enabler for which is building our team.

Much of this is driven by business transformation work but we are also looking to maintain a presence in smaller strategic, advisory work.

We are in the middle of major, truly transformational work at several UK, European and Global clients, and our pipeline is equally strong

The Role

Typically you would be working as part of an engagement team whose remit is to effect business transformation.

Roles vary from engagement to engagement, but are likely to include business analysis, solution architecture, target operating model design, vendor package selection, implementation management and project management.


In your role as a Manager you will have responsibility for:

  • Managing and leading project teams as part of larger projects;

  • Leading Scrum teams / workstreams as part of large technology programme agile delivery in a cross countries model;

  • Managing end-to-end project delivery through effective project management, within agreed financial and time constraints;

  • Ensuring high level of client satisfaction through high quality delivery and performance;

  • Demonstrating knowledge and experience in one or more market areas and technical skills (i.e. Policy, Billing and Claims in General Insurance or Life Insurance);

  • Building long term trusted advisor relationships with our clients;

  • Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities by aiding proposals and pre-sales teams;

  • Assisting in developing EY solutions and supporting tools and methods;

  • Supporting EY practice and people development activities (e.g. recruitment, training), and liaising with service line teams, account and functional specialists.

Role Requirements

To be successful in these roles, you will be required to demonstrate the following:

  • Successful track record in the Insurance Industry, mainly GI, from a policy admin or Claims perspective, and LIFE gained through a top tier consultancy, a specialist financial services consultancy and/or a top tier insurer organisation;

  • Experience of working on large technology implementations from a business or technical perspective with knowledge of requirements gathering and process definition;

  • Strong understanding of one or more insurance areas: claims and reinsurance, underwriting, policy management, etc.;

  • Good appreciation of current market trends and how these are likely to impact key industry players;

  • Track record of successful delivery on large technology implementations for insurance companies, from business requirements gathering through go-live.

Desired technical skills and experience

  • Solution architecture;

  • Large scale programme delivery (e.g. agile and waterfall);

  • Technology package implementation (i.e. Guidewire, Fadata, Duckcreek, etc.);

  • Target Operating Model;

  • Process Automation, BPM and Digital Platforms, e.g. Pega, Mobile, Portals;

  • IT Strategy

  • Leading and developing a team


  • Strong interest and commitment to developing and delivering leading edge solutions

  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and manage cross functional projects

  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience

  • Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can then be delivered

  • Experience of developing propositions that are current and relevant to our clients

  • Ability to develop and deliver high quality output against stated project objectives and meet tight deadlines

  • High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure

  • Team player and leader who openly supports, encourages and shares knowledge with colleagues

What we look for

We are interested to hear from people with the right attitude for the job! That’s naturally entrepreneurial people that feed on the energy of a thriving global team. You’ll need a balance of technical and analytical skills, a creative approach to work and strong communication skills. If you’ve got big ideas, as well as the confidence to voice them, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.