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.
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
The Release Train Engineer is accountable for the overall
coordination, execution and delivery of value through the Program
while ensuring alignment with company strategy, commitments and
goals. They are responsible for providing knowledge and expertise
around lean agile principles and practices while coaching key roles
in the organization to be self-sufficient in day to day operations.
They will empower team members to try new approaches and techniques
and will partner closely with Portfolio Leads, Business Owners,
Product Management, Product Owners, other Release Train Engineers
and Scrum Masters to establish lean agile practices that include
but are not limited to: Scrum, Kanban service delivery management,
applying systems thinking in understanding the value streams,
program increment planning and execution as well as insight into
Continuous Integration/Continuous Development, DevOps and
automation. Works closely with the Agile Transformation team, PMO
and Communities of Practice (CoPs) to foster a lean agile
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
- Current Agile certification
- Minimum 5 years relevant IT experience
- 5 years of experience in an Agile environment using Scaled
Agile (SAFe) concepts and experience leading a large Agile Release
- Managing dependencies across multiple teams in or outside the
Agile Release Train (ART)
- High-level understanding of software architecture and software
delivery lifecycle to provide context of teams work to management
- Great skills and knowledge with facilitation, coaching,
mentoring, conflict resolution, continual improvement and
- Strong facilitation of communication skills
- Knowledge/working experience with Jira and Confluence
- Working understanding of Insurance
- Scaled Agile (SAFe) Certification
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.
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.
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.