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Sr. Software Engineer (Open to Remote Location)

Company: Markel Corporation
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Company Information:

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of

customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job Summary:

Markel is seeking a talented and passionate Senior Software Engineer to join our team. We want a vocal advocate of agile / lean methods who will be excited about creative problem-solving and being a part of a cross-functional team; will obsess over writing smart, maintainable code to deliver secure and scalable systems; will diligently strive for automation across the SDLC and will have the drive and desire to keep learning the latest industry tools and techniques. The Sr. Software Engineer will be a hands-on, technically-capable and delivery-focused leader who contributes through the design, development, test and maintenance of system features. You will work closely with all scrum team members, translating detailed business requirements into technical solutions, collaborating with other stakeholders and IT teams for solution delivery.

What you'll do

  • Design solutions for secure, scalable and high-quality business features with the guidance of the Architect
  • Develop, test, and iterate on MVP solutions to operationalize new features and products
  • Collaborate with other teams, designing and implementing integrated features
  • Leverage DevOps and CI/CD/CT practices to optimize delivery
  • Create and maintain appropriate technical documentation and other project artifacts
  • Identify, diagnose and solve problems - supporting production issues where necessary
  • Drive technical excellence within the software development community of practice
  • Provide mentoring and assistance to other team members
  • Implement and maintain the necessary controls and procedures to cost-effectively protect information systems
  • Work with Product Owners and technical leadership to align product outcomes in a dynamic environment

About you.

  • A great communicator who is able to articulate technical concepts in plain language
  • Continuous learner seeking out new solutions, technologies, and methodologies to drive improvement
  • Problem solver who is delivery and outcome focused
  • Proactive and vocal team player, who likes working in a dynamic environment and sharing ideas
  • You are able to build relationships and are a trusted advisor to IT and the business
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously

As a Sr Software Engineer you should have the following experience and skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, other related field or work experience/certification
  • 5+ years of software design and development experience ideally with the following languages and frameworks - C#, .NET, Angular, JavaScript, Ruby, Cucumber, Specflow
  • 5+ years of experience with relational databases and SQL - MS SQL Server preferred
  • Experience creating modern web applications and APIs
  • Experience with DevOps both using and developing CI/CD/CT pipelines, test automation and cloud deployments
  • Technical understanding of hardware, server O/S, and application connectivity between servers, the internet and other integrated technologies
  • Experience with management and maintenance of infrastructure - Windows Servers, Azure resources
  • Experience creating solutions using custom development, off the shelf systems, and 3rd party integrations
  • Experience in diagnosing system and application issues with excellent analytical skills
  • Experience with the Agile Framework
  • Ability to lead and coach, ideally with experience leading agile teams
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence
  • Experience gained in either an insurance/insurance-related business or a fast-paced financial services environment

Please note: Markel has a phased approach for re-entry into our buildings that is designed to balance the ongoing health, safety, and well-being of our employees with operational considerations and regulatory/ governmental requirements and recommendations. Remote working is still the preferred method of working for most positions at this time. Effective 6/1/21 we will implement a return to work strategy that allows for three days in the office every other week. We will update with further developments.

"Why work for us?"

Diversity and inclusion

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people's differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style-some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

Keywords: Markel Corporation, Plano , Sr. Software Engineer (Open to Remote Location), Other , Plano, Texas

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