Senior IT Cloud Architect

Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Office of the CIO

Department of Position: Office of the CIO Department 

Work from:

Corporate Office in Erie, Pa
Salary Range:

$104,838.00 - $167,468.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired. Position may be eligible for an annual bonus payment.


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. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

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

Creates an environment where full context is provided to drive strategy for moderately complex, transformative initiatives.  Develops and validates the IT architecture against requirements of the business for initiatives of moderate architectural impact.  Sets direction and achieves alignment around the IT strategy and determines the best path to achieve it.  Empowers the organization to efficiently make high-quality technology and process decisions that enable our business vision in environments that require moderate sophistication in relationship building and partnership. May perform duties in one or more of the following practices: Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, and Technology Architecture.


This is an opportunity for a Sr IT Cloud Architect and will focus on building and migrating applications, software, and services on the Cloud (specifically AWS platform).

  • Educate customers and participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the cloud
  • Conduct one-to-few and one-to-many training sessions to transfer knowledge to customers considering or already using AWS
  • Capture and share best-practice knowledge amongst technical architect community
  • Author or contribute whitepapers on Cloud architecture and best practices
  • Build deep relationships with senior technical individuals within customers to enable them to be cloud advocates
  • Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support


Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • 3+ years of design, implementation, or consulting experience in applications or infrastructures
  • 8+ years within specific technology domain areas (e.g., software development, DevOps, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking, data & analytics)
  • 5+ years of design / implementation / consulting experience with distributed applications
  • 7+ years of experience in infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Technical degree required, Masters preferable, Computer Science or Math background highly desired
  • AWS solutions Architect certification

Duties and Responsibilities

Applies focus to driving change within people as change leaders, catalyzers, influencers, etc.

Aligns investments to business outcomes by providing the direction and artifacts for how people, processes, technology, and information combine to improve business capabilities.

Actively matures discipline based on industry and internal best practices.

Actively engages with partners to define business outcomes. Clearly articulates business and technical concepts so others can understand the context of our investments.

Provides outside-in (external, industry, customer, etc.) and outcome-based perspective to drive change that reduces expenses, enables business agility, and improves competitive position.  Ensures flexibility of change to future-proof investment by providing the ability to re-configure or pivot as necessary with less switching costs.

Drives collaboration across disparate groups on broad topics towards decisionable results and provides appropriate levels of open communication.

Utilizes sufficient facts and sound business judgment to influence decision makers in an evolving environment and captures those decisions in meaningful artifacts.  The artifacts are created as written accounts of collaboration.

Forms an effective partnership with other job families for results-driven outcomes. Presents a unified architectural perspective and function.

The first eight 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.

The 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.


Cultivates Innovation
Instills Trust
Decision Quality
Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Optimizes Work Processes
Ensures Accountability
Information Management Skills
Job-Specific Knowledge
Using Tables And Graphs


Bachelor's degree in IT, MIS, Business or related field, plus five years' related experience, or;
Associate's degree in a technical field, plus seven years' related experience, or;
High School Diploma plus nine years' related experience.

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Moving 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting/Moving 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Ability to move over 50 lbs using lifting aide equipment; Rarely
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling/moving objects, equipment with wheels; Rarely
Manual Keying/Data Entry/inputting information/computer use; Frequent (50-80%)
Climbing/accessing heights; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Erie