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

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


Requisition # LON00DP7

Post Date Mar 27, 2018

About the Opportunity

Are you good at seeing the big picture? Then join EY to gain experiences that will last a lifetime.

We are looking for Senior Managers to join our team as we are looking for fresh ideas and innovative minds to assist with a number of projects in the IT industry.

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 & project management.


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

  • Management of one or more client engagements, with responsibility for quality of delivery as well as engagement financials

  • Developing long term trusted advisor relationships with our clients

  • Taking leading role in development of EY solutions and supporting tools and methods

  • Building and leading high performing teams

  • Demonstrating in depth knowledge and experience in one or more market areas and technical skills

  • Identifying and leading pursuit of opportunities for new business

  • Leading EY practice and people development activities

As part of the Guidewire team, you will be involved in

  • Shaping and defining large transformations programme’s

  • Defining and ensuring the implementation of the Solution Architecture, ensuring all Architecture deliverables are delivered on time to a high quality

  • Ensure that the Solution Architecture is proven and all significant technical risks are mitigated up front in Sprint Road Map

  • Ensure that the delivery streams understands the solution architecture and all User Stories are delivered using the defined architecture

  • Ensure that the Non Functional Requirements and Architectural principles are defined

  • Support and Mentoring the technical team to excel in the completion of their assigned activities and to further develop their own capabilities

  • Ensuring that the 3rd parties deliver value to the programme

  • Ensuring that all Environments are defined, built and under configuration management


Industry Experience

  • Successful track record in General Insurance or Claims gained through a top tier consultancy, a specialist financial services consultancy and/or a top tier insurer/Claims organisation

  • Strong experience of large transformation programmes

  • Strong understanding of the insurance value chain (from distribution, customer management, manufacturing, reinsurance through to administration - servicing, underwriting & claims management

  • Track record of successful delivery on programmes for insurance companies

  • Strong experience in Agile & Distributed delivery

  • Experience in Insurance systems development.

  • Good experience with relational SQL databases (e.g. SQL Server, DB2, Oracle)

  • Excellent coding skills in XML and GOSU script and familiar with object-oriented concepts.

  • Good knowledge of the software development lifecycle and object-oriented analysis and design.

  • Ability to work with a team and assist them during various phases of development cycle.

  • Ability to understand and respond to project and customer needs, while working under tight deadlines.

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

Technical skills:

  • Guidewire (ClaimsCenter or PolicyCenter)

  • SAP Claims Management

  • TIA

  • Accenture Claims Components

  • Duckcreek

  • Solution architecture (Business, Functional, Technical)

  • Data architecture

  • Integration architecture

  • Large scale programme delivery (agile & waterfall)

Profile and Skills

  • Ambition to build / develop a career in EY and our Guidewire advisory team

  • Ability to successfully deliver multiple engagements, exceed client expectations,manage commercial aspects(e.g. contracts, billing and budgets), and manage quality and risk

  • Maximize team performance - accountability for ensuring a collaborative and committed way for teams to work effectively together, providing coaching and leadership, and sharing knowledge

  • Proven ability to identify, develop, take to market and deliver leading edge solutions

  • Ability to engage with stakeholders at a C suite level and manage large cross functional projects

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

  • Identifying opportunities for and securing new business, including leading proposals and bid teams

  • Acting as a career counsellor to a small team and being involved in the recruitment process as required

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

  • Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalize these into workable solutions which can then be delivered

  • Appreciation of EY’s solutions / go to market abilities and how these service client needs


  • A first level university degree, 2:1 (or equivalent) or above

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.