Manager - Guidewire
Cleveland, OH 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description

Cognizant is looking for a Product Consultant - Guidewire for developing customized product for our clients. The role is expected to drive technology discussions and analyze the current landscape for gaps in addressing business needs. Cognizant needs a motivated individual to challenge the status quo and provide thought leadership/best practices to enhance our current services and technologies.

An ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working in a fast paced, collaborative environment. Someone that values the "team" and leverages the opinions and expertise of their teammates to deliver quality.

Total Years of Exp : 15+ Yrs

Location : Cincinnati, OH


  • Overall IT experience of around 15+ years
  • At least 7+ years of Project Management experience in product and technologies
  • Very good exposure in GW suite of products - Claim Center in various nature of programs, implementation, upgrade, BAU, state roll outs Cloud implementation etc.
  • Experience in Insurance core system transformation programs
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile techniques
  • Ability to manage distributed team resources to deliver on tight timelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a 'how I can help' attitude
  • Expertise in Project management and common communication tools (Jeera, AgileDevOps, Rally, SharePoint, Google Drive, Basecamp, Mavenlink, etc.)
  • Hungry, hard-working and passionate person who thrives in a fast-paced, growing environment. Keeps a cool head under pressure.
  • Very good exposure in GW suite of products - ClaimCenter in various nature of programs, implementation, upgrade, BAU, state roll outs Cloud implementation etc.
  • Develops Program plans within budget guidelines set by Program Leadership to take the projects through from initial concept and design to development and QA through production.
  • Ensures great communication across the teams, internally and externally. Acts as the ultimate diplomat, identifying areas of potential conflict and preventing issues from spiraling.
  • Partners with Project Leads to map successful delivery of complex integrated projects.
  • Manages both internal and external distributed resources to concept, scope, document, develop, test, and launch on schedule, at high quality and within budget.
  • Ensures Agile process is followed properly:
  • Coordinates daily stand-up, sprint planning and any other scrum meetings (backlog grooming, release planning, etc.)
  • Works with product owners to develop and prioritize the backlog.
  • Works with Scrum Masters to removes any impediments that would prevent the team from achieving its sprint goals (internal to the team as well as external, dealing with all cross functional teams as appropriate)
  • Helps achieve potentially shippable product deliverables at the end of the sprint.
  • Ensures tactical plans are communicated to main stakeholders including relevant cross-functional teams.
  • Strives for industry-leading practices, owning and iterating processes, schedules, and tracking.
  • Keeps leadership up to date on progress, slippage, scope increases, and ris.

Work Authorization

  • Cognizant will only consider applicants for this position who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Benefits: Cognizant offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Paid holidays plus Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) plan and contributions
  • Long-term/Short-term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses.

Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields