Software Engineer Lead-Guidewire (Remote)

USAA Remote
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November 23, 2022
San Antonio, Texas

Purpose of Job

We are seeking a talented Software Engineer Lead-Guidewire for our San Antonio, Plano or Phoenix facility. This person may also work from a remote location in the US.

The candidate selected for this position is going to work with PNC Mod teams in USAA's Enterprise Chief Information Office. They will work with AWS technologies and Guidewire Insurance Suite Products to modernize our current legacy PNC Policy and Claims Applications.

Software Engineer Leads provide support to the enterprise through delivering best in class technology solutions. Engaged in all phases of the software systems and application development lifecycle which include gathering and analyzing requirements, designing, testing, documenting, and implementing software, responding to outages.

USAA values a work culture that is highly collaborative, and we have found that a hybrid work type helps employees gain the best of both worlds - collaborating in-person in the office and working from home when needed to achieve focused deliverables. The actual days onsite are settled between each employee and the employee's manager.

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.


Our most meaningful qualification isn't technical, it's human. Here, we don't just sit in front of a screen. We stand behind our 13 million members who rely on us every day.

We're proud of USAA's strong history -- and we're even more passionate about our future. That's why we have a team of supportive and collaborative hardworking technology professionals focused on doing more for our members. And why we're continuing to add innovative problem solvers to our team. With us, you'll find exciting challenges that inspire you to continue learning and growing.


  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.

  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.

  • Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities.

  • Design, develop, code, and test complex cross functional technical solutions, often collaborating with Engineers or Architects outside of team/department.

  • Leads the team in code/design reviews to ensure smooth daily operations and accurate planning for multiple teams.

  • Organize work and lead multiple teams to deliver features and solutions.

  • Independently resolves complex production issues and leads troubleshooting of end-to-end solutions that span multiple applications and systems.

  • Mentor and coach junior / experienced engineers.

  • Work with architecture to help define directions for cross functional or highly complex key technologies within a specific domain.

  • May begin advancing professional development through active participation in industry organizations, writing programming publications, pursuing educational opportunities, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

  • Leverages Site Reliability Engineering practices in their domain

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 additional years of experience beyond the minimum requirement can be used in lieu of a degree.

  • 8 years of software development experience demonstrating depth of technical understanding within a specific discipline(s)/technology(s) to include 2 years demonstrated leadership driving enterprise technology projects or initiatives

  • 6 years of experience delivering technology solutions in all phases of the software systems and application development lifecycle.

  • Highly proficient in software engineering languages and tools; ability to develop on multiple platforms.

  • Knowledge and advanced experience of leading code/design reviews

  • Demonstrated ability to address complex production issues by troubleshooting applications and systems

  • Ability to quickly understand applicable business acumen to provide appropriate Engineering solutions

  • Deep Understanding of one or more of the following: Java, Swift, Objective-C, Cobol, JavaScript, Kotlin, C++, HTML, CSS, SQL

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

Preferred Requirements :

  • Experience with SAFe Agile

  • Associate Certified in Guidewire ClaimCenter 10.0 or PolicyCenter 10.0

  • Experience with AWS cloud GW implementation

Compensation: USAA has an effective method for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this skill is $117,600-$211,700* (this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location)

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average.

Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual-basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.

Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

USAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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