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Sr. Developer (Open to Remote Location)

Company: Markel Corporation
Location: Windsor
Posted on: June 7, 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:

The Senior Developer creates the overall structure and workflow of a software solution and is responsible for leading and/or handling the development of one to multiple components. The Senior Developer will work with the Architect to build the appropriate architecture to support the application. The Senior Developer contributes to the development, maintenance, and enhancement of business applications by providing specialized technical and business knowledge to the team. Under the guidance of a Team Lead or Manager, collaborates with Business Analysts, key stakeholders, other IT professionals to define detailed customer requirements and system interfaces, assess available technology, and develop and present technologies. Recommends and supports technical coding standards and practices. Stays current on emerging technologies.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform requirements analysis to create technical specifications to support business unit needs.
  • Responsible for the specifications, development, testing and maintenance of business application adhering to departmental standards, policies and procedures.
  • Thoroughly test all new and enhanced applications. Use Change Control to schedule and track all system changes
  • Creates and maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Must be able to trouble-shoot production issues both during and outside of traditional work hours.
  • Serve as the solution architect for your assigned business functions under the guidance of the Architect.
  • Demonstrate a high-level knowledge of legacy systems, data structures/usage and primary systems interfaces based on appropriately written system specifications.
  • Provide mentoring and assistance to other team members.
  • Design business solutions that are secure and scalable.
  • Implements and maintains the necessary controls and procedures to cost-effectively protect information systems assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure, or destruction. Provides guidance and direction for the protection of information systems assets to other areas as needed.

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to lead and coach.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to communicate highly technical information in a business friendly manner.
  • Familiar with Agile Framework.
  • Technical understanding of all hardware, server O/S, and application connectivity between servers, the internet and other integrated technologies as it relates to applications.
  • Software knowledge base should include Java, Groovy, SQL, Hibernate, Java Script, XML, JSON, REST, and TCP Communication protocols.
  • Experience with a major JavaScript Framework, Angular preferred.


  • Advanced college degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Business or related work experience/certification.
  • 5+ years of relevant general Information Technology experience required.
  • Experience in the Insurance Industry a plus.

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, Santa Rosa , Sr. Developer (Open to Remote Location), Other , Windsor, California

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