Network Engineer at Markel (Richmond, VA)

| Richmond, VA
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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 Network Engineer has ongoing responsibility for the evaluation, design, development, installation, testing, and modifications of Local Area Networks (LAN's) and Wide Area Networks (WAN's). Responsible for network management, reporting and ensuring the control, reliability and performance of the LAN, WAN, Voice and Data Center infrastructure.

Duties and Accountabilities
  • Maintain current documentation of the network infrastructure.
  • Perform infrastructure upgrades in a timely manner and adhere to the change control process.
  • Test all network infrastructure changes appropriately before making them in the production environment.
  • Monitor network activity and report to management instances of abuse and/or misuse of the network/voice infrastructure.
  • Primary Vendor Interface for Network Infrastructure.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Hold a Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of Cisco Routers, Switches and Firewalls
  • Certifications such as CCIE or CCNP highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with ITIL concepts, certification in ITIL v3 Foundations desired.
  • Familiarity with IWAN and SDWAN
  • Familiarity with Network Monitoring Tools
  • Familiarity with Azure Cloud Networking concepts.
  • Working knowledge of Cisco Telephony Infrastructure.
  • Working knowledge of Palo Alto Firewalls.
  • Working knowledge of Citrix Netscalers
  • Working knowledge of VMWare NSX Virtual Firewall.
  • Working knowledge of Cisco Meraki Wireless.
  • Availability to perform work outside normal business hours and participate in 7x24 on call rotation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Familiar with Project Management methodology and SDLC.
  • Excellent technical and diagnostic skills.
  • Experience with monitoring and IT Service Management tools.
  • Proven experience in managing operations and maintenance of LAN/WAN.
  • Strong background in routing, switching, VoIP, and data center technologies desired.


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. Effective 10/1/21 we have implemented a hybrid return to work strategy that allows for three days in the office every week.

"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.
More Information on Markel
Markel operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Glen Allen, VA. Markel was founded in 1930. It has 3519 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Performance Bonus. To see all 28 open jobs at Markel, click here.
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