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Data Acquisition Intern - Summer 2021 - San Mateo, California

At Guidewire, we offer a combination of good working conditions, an excellent market opportunity, a rational and meritocratic company culture, quality software products, and a long history of careful hiring have allowed us to build an enviable work environment.
Our Cyence Risk analytics team is responsible for ingesting external data at internet scale to provide insurers with predictive insight that helps them price risk, make coverage decisions, and optimize their portfolio strategy. You will be working in a team of 10 of data scientists and engineers who seek down non-obvious datasets and apply ML techniques to improve more traditional insurance underwriting processes.

What will I be doing?
Guidewire is offering a 3-month internship in the Cyence team. The internship is designed to give an opportunity to work in a real-world business environment, and to take ownership for a specific data project that has the potential to provide real value to our customers.
You will be seeking out data sets that have the potential to add lift to our underwriting risk models. Your task will be to look at data sources in a particular area, work out how to source and clean the data, and investigate whether the data can add lift to our models.

Example of data sets that you might be looking at would be:

  • Population and housing density
  • Firmographics
  • Search engine trends and keyword advertising auctions
  • Census datasets
  • Government health and demographic data
  • Geospatial data
  • Commercial data sources such as the Google Places API and various social sites.

Intern Requirements

  • Motivated and mature, ability to work independently on a project and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of SQL or comparable query language, Python, and/or data manipulation
  • Statistics or math background preferred in penultimate year or final year of study.

Other types of things that we like to cultivate:

  • Curiosity based on genuine love of technology and analytics
  • Accountability based on an earnest desire to do what is expected without prompting
  • Kindness and respect for your fellow teammates.

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.
Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.