Women Impact Tech

Apl Sub Matter Expert III


Full Time

Job Summary

Are you looking to apply your skills in problem-solving? Do you have the vision and talent to come up with creative, proactive solutions? We are looking for an individual contributor to join our Farmers’ Infrastructure Shared Services – Application Operations team, focusing on support activities for agent, customer, and employee-facing applications in the Personal Lines line of business. We’re looking for people who have experience managing business services and bridging the gap between applications and infrastructure, keeping the business services running optimally and manage the full lifecycle of new functionality and fixes in the Production environment.


  • Support ITIL processes and makes sure to enforce and abide by them (Change, Incident, Problem & Request)
  • Be involved in Production Incidents and service restoration. Address and resolve problems encountered by users, whether they require a quick fix or a major collaborative effort across various departments. This includes providing clear, regular status updates and metrics for ongoing issues.
  • Support and review ticket intake process, timely execution, and closure.
  • Proactively identify operational issues/trends, analyze, and recommend service improvement plans with the possible solutions obtained from technical teams for department or business unit
  • Pro-actively identify operational issues and trends.
  • Drive all problems towards root cause identification and permanent fix
  • Work with Application Development Teams to prioritize pending defects by highlighting the business operations, customer, and agent impacts

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Application Development Teams to support release and infrastructure related maintenance/implementations
  • Analyze and make recommendations for system backup, security, balancing & controls
  • Review monitoring dashboards to check the application health, continually analyzing Incident trends to identify root causes that will help reduce Mean Time to Restore (MTTR)
  • Identify and address performance monitoring gaps
  • Improve impact analysis capabilities – Update Splunk based dashboard for the Claims applications that captures key metrics/trends.
  • Review and suggest updates for runbooks
  • Participate in Disaster Recovery drill
  • Coordinate and participate in Audits
  • Work on-call basis to support scheduled activities (including some weekends) and Production Incidents.
  • Improve intellectual property – create knowledge articles to build up the IP/capabilities of both the Operations Team.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.
  • Acquire subject matter knowledge on supported applications and architecture
  • Establish relationships with various departments and external suppliers

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent, relevant experience.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum degree requirement: Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum years of work experience: 5 years
  • 3+ years’ experience with Guidewire applications ClaimCenter
  • Experience Configuring and developing and integrating and supporting several aspects of Guidewire ClaimCenter. Minimum Guidewire version is 9.0.8 and above
  • Experience in administration of Guidewire parameters such as roles and permissions, user attributes regions, activity patterns etc.
  • Hands on experience with GOSU, GOSU Plugins, Screen Configuration, Java, RESTful/SOAP Web Services will be a strong benefit
  • Experience assisting in GOSU code reviews
  • Experience in using Guidewire profiler for debugging and performance tuning.
  • Prior experience with Guidewire ClaimCenter data model and able to write SQL queries
  • Prior experience with minor and major Guidewire software upgrades.
  • Version control tools experience such as GIT

Experience Requirements

  • Experience with Agile methodology, Source version control, and Release management
  • Experience resolving issues identified in production
  • Experience using Monitoring tools such as Splunk and AppDynamics
  • Good understanding of JBoss, Oracle and Mulesoft
  • Good understanding of Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure and etc.)
  • Good understanding of Property Casualty Insurance

You’ll thrive if you have:

  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to develop rapport and secure buy-in from multiple stakeholders
  • General knowledge of technologies and how they support business applications
  • Ability to understand key performance metrics of IT system
  • Quick learner, self-starter, organized, and detail oriented.
  • Ability to identify and appropriately escalate issues/risk to management for direction
  • Ability to apply quantitative data analysis techniques to improve processes, and ability to interpret data in a business framework (trends, opportunities, action items), present data, and provide analyses and insights to Farmers management.
  • Seek to influence others directly and indirectly. Coordinate and partner with other divisions across the organization. Serves as trusted advisor to others
  • Able to compose accurate emails, status reports, communications internal and external
  • Collaborate in meetings and discussions by giving information about own area of expertise.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team setting
  • Act proactively and show persistence. Anticipates near term opportunities while foreseeing long term opportunities.
  • Accept need for flexibility



  • Farmers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and location
  • CO Only: The pay range for this job being performed in CO would be 110-130k DOE
  • Bonus Opportunity (based on Company and Individual Performance)
  • 401(k)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • For more information, review “What we offer” on https://www.farmers.com/careers/


Job Location(s): US – RW – Remote Work – Farmers

Salary Grade: Grade 37

Hiring Manager: Shanmugam Muthukumarasamy

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