Technical Manager - Digital

Markel Corporation Richmond , VA 23234

Posted 2 months ago

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 leader to join our growing digital team. We want a hands-on, technically-capable, delivery focused leader who is passionate about building software. This role manages multiple agile teams that focus on all aspects of delivery for direct to consumer digital technology from strategic investments and new product deployments to daily operations.

What you'll do

  • Lead multiple agile teams in coordination with product delivery and Markel operations.

  • Work closely with a variety of stakeholders (IT and business) to ensure that the design and software deployment aligns with market needs.

  • Identify emerging technologies and practices and determine how to best apply them to the successful delivery of Markel's digital strategy.

  • Act as a thought leader in the advancement of digital product and customer experience.

  • Maintain a balance between building sustainable, high-impact digital customer solutions and shipping things quickly.

  • Instill a spirit of continuous improvement in all aspects of the team design, code, automation and deployment

  • Provide overarching vision into the technical and functional delivery of the product maintain the digital roadmap in partnership with the product team.

  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of your team members. Help develop and contribute towards their careers and professional goals.

  • Manage operating costs of digital technology and services, ensuring appropriate budgeting and assist in determining ways to be more cost effectively deliver product increments.

About you

  • As the leader, you will need to understand how to apply technologies in categories such as:

  • Cloud Computing Services (Azure, AWS, etc.)

  • Performance and Scaling Techniques

  • Data Integration Patterns

  • Microservices

  • A team player, keen to coach others and share ideas with your team and across the broader IT organization

  • Strong technical background with a passion for technology and customer design

  • A great communicator able to articulate technology to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Continuous learner, seeking out new solutions, and engaging in process improvement.

  • Able to build relationships and are a trusted advisor to IT and the business.

Some things you have experience with

  • At least 5 years of managing teams of software engineers and experience in people management

  • Managing and leading high performing teams utilizing agile delivery methodologies and scaled agile framework

  • Experience with the cloud technologies (Azure, AWS, etc), CI/CD implementations and techniques, test automation and DevOps feedback loops

  • Working knowledge of client side frameworks (Angular, Foundation, etc), API design and development, database (SQL and NoSql) and security design considerations

  • Experience building complex, scalable, high-performance software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.

  • Leveraging metrics to analyze and optimize system performance.

  • Working in a fast-paced environment across multiple work streams.

  • Demonstrated collaboration, strong analytical and product management skills.

Markel Corp is not considering candidates for this role that require sponsorship, now or in the future, in order to work in United States.

"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 Stylesome 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.


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Technical Manager - Digital

Markel Corporation