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Director of Enterprise Cloud Architecture/Center of Excellence

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16509

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Office Of The President

Department of Position: Office of the CIO Department 

Work from:

Corproate Office, Erie PA


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

•          Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.

•          Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.

•          A pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.

•          A 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.

•          Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.

•          Career development, including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.

•          Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.


Position Summary

Provides strategic leadership and is accountable for the performance and results of multiple related information technology (IT) disciplines/functions, complex operations or programs.


Preferred Experience & Skills Include:

  • Experience leading enterprise cloud transformation initiatives on AWS.
  • Experience leading teams of architects, peers, and other leaders to achieve solution and application modernization outcomes.
  • Thrives in an environment of ambiguity, while making consistent progress towards goals on complex transformation initiatives.
  • Excels through partnership with senior leaders to strike a balance between short term and long-term cloud goals while ensuring continual growth of people, process, and technology.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manages overall operations of designated area of authority. Interviews, hires, trains and directs personnel. Prepares and conducts performance assessments, coordinates discipline and oversees Employee development as required.


Designs, develops, modifies, adapts and implements short-and long-term solutions to information technology (IT) needs. Defines functional strategy, ensuring alignment to overall division and corporate strategies. Drives change(s) necessary to achieve goals and objectives.


Controls resource and policy formation in functional areas of responsibility. Decisions are guided by resource availability and functional objectives. Work managed is not necessarily routine, typically new, not proven or transformational in nature.


Manages relationship with business leaders at all levels, Agents and Policyholders. Could serve as the primary relationship manager for multiple vendors.


Ensures responsible functions quality and service level standards are on par with division and corporate standards.


Provides input to the annual budget, ensuring that performance objectives are met at the lowest cost. Continually monitors expenses throughout the year and revises expectations as needed.


Keeps abreast of emerging trends, disciplines and technologies. Uncovers and implements strategies to compete and remain competitive in the industry.


The first five duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become clear.


Collaborates (Leader)
Self-development (Leader)
Customer Focus (Leader)
Instills Trust (Leader)
Persuades (Leader)
Drives vision and purpose (Leader)
Decision Quality (Leader)
Nimble Learning (Leader)
Cultivates Innovation (Leader)
Develops Talent (Leader)
Plans and Aligns (Leader)
Values Diversity (Leader)
Ensures Accountability (Leader)
Optimizes Work Processes (Leader)


Bachelor's degree, or four-year related experience required. Advanced degree preferred. Prior supervisory or leadership experience required. In-depth knowledge of related IT disciplines required. Eight years experience in related IT function or eight years business experience and successful completion of ERIE's IT Leader Program required. Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database software required. Completion of relevant designations or training preferred.

Physical Requirements

Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Rarely
Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Occasional (<20%)
Climbing; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Erie