Technology Advisory, Guidewire - Senior Consultant

  • Competitve
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY.
  • 21 Sep 17 2017-09-21

Job Title: Technology Advisory, Guidewire - Senior Consultant Location: Canary Wharf, London Salary Level: Competitive

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


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


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

  • Leading the facilitation of requirements workshops with business stakeholders to elicit functional, data and user interface requirements
  • Creating Business/Functional Requirements Documents and User Stories to deliver improved business systems with clear, concise, complete and testable requirements
  • Proactively and continuously working closely with business SME's, developers and testers to ensure the solution is built in accordance with the 'Acceptance Criteria' and supporting requirement deliverables
  • Ensuring that all Requirement Deliverables are delivered on time to and to a high quality
  • Identifying, capturing, resolving or escalating risks, issues and assumptions
  • Working effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress
  • Prioritising objectives and contributing to project planning and status reporting
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with client personnel
  • Building strong internal relationships within Advisory and across other services
  • Contributing to knowledge management within our IT Advisory practice
  • Supervising junior staff and managing parts of client engagements
  • Based on experience leading a scrum team/workstream within a larger programme delivery; pro-actively estimating, planning and monitoring both resource and activities taking into account agreed financial and time constraints and quality/project objectives


  • 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
  • Track record of successful large transformation programmes for insurance companies
  • Understanding of Requirement Management in Package Enabled Transformation
  • Strong problem solving and design skills
  • Working knowledge of the different SDLC and project management methods such as SAFe, Scrum, Scrumban and Kanban
  • Strong understanding of solution architecture, design patterns and design modelling

Business Analyst skills and experience:

  • Expertise in creating clear detailed Business Requirements Documentation, Use Cases and Functional Specification documents to be used by the technical team to develop in the Core Insurer application
  • Strong understanding of the insurance value chain (from distribution and customer management through to administration - servicing, underwriting & claims management)
  • Experience with analysis of business processes, re-engineering of processes to improve efficiency and quality
  • Good stakeholder management of senior client personnel
  • Good appreciation of current market trends and how these are likely to impact key industry players

Supplementary Skills and experience:

  • Working knowledge of Insurance platforms such as Guidewire, Fadata, SAP Claims Management, TIA, Accenture Claims Components, Duckcreek

Profile and Skills

  • Show potential to develop strong client relationships
  • Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can then be delivered
  • Team player who openly supports, encourages and shares knowledge with colleagues
  • Ability to work under limited supervision ('self starter') in unstructured environments
  • About Advisory
  • As part of the Financial Services Advisory team, you'll work with global companies combining your technical expertise, proven consulting skills and industry knowledge to help solve their most complex issues

About EY and our Vision

EY is a global professional services organisation providing advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. We are committed to doing our part in building a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. And we are united by our shared values and a dedication to delivering exceptional client service

We have ambitious goals for 2020. Globally, we want to be #1 or #2 in professional services and be the best brand. To achieve this, our teams need to perform at the highest level, and have a relentless focus on delivering the excellent client service that will help us to continue to grow and become the market leader. In this context, your career will develop and grow.

We make sure our people succeed. The networks you build and the experiences you have with us will help define and accelerate the rest of your career. Last year in the UK, nearly 2,000 of our people were promoted or progressed within their grade, and we are significantly increasing the number of partners in the UK. So when you build something better at EY, we make sure you're rewarded.