From College to CAPS: My Graduate Journey with Guidewire
I am Nikit. I am a software consultant at Guidewire. I joined Guidewire in early January 2020, and I am working in the Cloud Assurances team. I love to play sports with football being the one that I enjoy the most. I also like to watch TV series, travel, and meet new people from different cultures and backgrounds.
The past year has been roller coaster ride for me. Graduating with a software engineering degree, I had to face the reality that my college days were over. I started exploring software companies based in Ireland and I found out about Guidewire, which had some of the best reviews on Glassdoor . After learning about the work they do and the core values of the company, I immediately applied using LinkedIn and I started my interview process at Guidewire.
Graduate Life with Guidewire
I work in our Cloud Assurance Production Services team (CAPS) and our team plays a major role in Guidewire’s transition to the cloud. Our team gives flexibility to a cloud customer to continue changing to their production system—namely defect resolution, enhancements, regulatory changes, and functional testing. We usually work with post-production delivery solutions. I started my training as soon as I joined Guidewire, I was assigned a mentor, who I relied on during multiple occasions through my training and sometimes even now while working on project.
The first few weeks of training was on fundamentals of Guidewire’s InsuranceSuite, after which you have to go through a fundamental’s certification. Then I started my product training, which I received my professional certification for. This has been very helpful and important. As a consultant you must know the product that you are working on. Especially if you know nothing about the insurance industry- as was the case with me- training would help ease you through the process and understand Guidewire’s products.
“Working from home has both advantages and disadvantages. I’d say that it has been a great experience for me, personally. I feel that our management team and companies’ policies combined to ensure that I had all the right ingredients to be successful.”