Company Information:What we look forOur exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest levelofcustomer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.Markel StyleThe 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:An Azure DevOps Specialist has specialized knowledge in Azure and Infrastructure as Code (IaC), combined with excellent interpersonal skills, and will help to design, deliver, and enhance Markel's internal cloud offering on a global stage.We are a leading global Fortune 500 Insurer, and we are looking for innovative and technically motivated individuals to help drive forward our cloud strategy.Working within the Cloud Strategy and Engineering team you will help Markel to leverage Azure, assisting our internal customers on a global basis, building a centre of excellence for Cloud IaC, and growing our cloud service offering.Your role will be split into development, support, and delivery. You will work across all facets of Azure, from undertaking IaC build and configuration work, to designing security solutions, and supporting the rollout of new cloud architectures.Working closely with development teams, IT security, Enterprise Architecture, and DevOps, you will have the opportunity to consult, assist, and even lead the design of cloud solutions and IaC implementations.Not only will you have the opportunity to grow and evolve your technical skillset, but you will also have the opportunity to help shape and define the cloud service offering going forward, helping Markel recognize and realize real value.What we are looking forMust be technically hands-on and have some experience in building/provisioning Azure cloud environments.Good understanding of Azure IaaS and PaaS services.Knowledge of build tools such as Azure DevOps and Jenkins.Experience in developing with at least one of the following languages: Python, C#, or Java.What you'll doDevelop automation for complex Azure environments including dynamic resource provisioning using Terraform .Assist and support teams across the globe to build and deploy solutions to the cloud, including managing multiple deployments projects for multiple internal customers.Work closely with IT Security, Compliance, and Architecture to ensure that all cloud solutions are secure by design and secure by practice. This includes helping to build-out the Markel Cloud Security Standard.Act as a master trouble-shooter and SME in IaC and Azure.Execute POCs and feasibility studies to validate next-gen product concepts and technologies through leveraging the cloud and the team's service offering.Keep abreast of and gain expertise in the evolving technology and understand how new technologies could be applied to the Markel cloud estate.Support the DevOps and cloud adoption for our internal customers and assist in the review of the current and proposed architecture and design deliverables.Work closely with our partners, such as Microsoft, to help drive cloud adoption and exploit opportunities.Help drive the evolution of the CSE team from engagement, governance, service, and operational perspectives.Use the latest tools for IaC (Terraform 0.13+ etc), CloudBees (Jenkins), and gain direct exposure to key Azure Services including AKS."Why work for us?"Diversity and inclusionMarkel 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 involvementMarkel 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 doorsMarkel 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 spiritAs 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.