Scrum Master 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 Scrum Master will lead the agile team and development partners through the software development life cycle process. This would include Agile Scrum-based software development, Hybrid Agile based development along with cross functional communication, software technical project management, requirements traceability, source code control, test case management and defect tracking. The Scrum Master monitors the health of the team by managing the implementation improvements as suggested in team retrospectives and having feedback conversations with all team members on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:
  • Works effectively with others to remove delivery team roadblocks
  • Manages the health of the team
  • Servant leader
  • Schedules sprint related meetings
  • Tracks the progress of stories throughout the Sprint and release
  • Negotiates scope changes with the Product Owner Team based on Sprint results
  • Is responsible for the evaluation and appropriate mitigation of team risks
  • Helps to motivate the team and keep them excited
  • Ensures team is fully functional and productive
  • Deals with people issues
  • Guides team through continual improvement process
  • Shields team from external interferences
  • Removes barriers, escalates issues
  • Enabler of the team
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions
  • Ensures that the process is followed, including issuing invitations to daily scrums, sprint reviews, and sprint planning and sprint retrospective
  • Updates the metrics dashboard


Choose Markel:

Innovative hybrid work model * A diversity and inclusion focused employer * Exceptional base salary and bonus structure * Comprehensive benefits which include PTO, medical, dental, vision, 401K and more * Growth opportunities to advance your career* Ongoing coaching and career development * Fast paced, high performance environment *Profitable Fortune 300 company in business since 1930.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S., and not require sponsorship now or in the future.

"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 30 open jobs at Markel, click here.
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