Software Engineer

Date: Feb 9, 2019

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Job requisition: 1965
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Division or Field Office:

Business Apps & Sprt Division

Department of Position: Portal Technology Department 

Work from:

Corporate 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 nearly 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.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.


Position Summary

Translates and develops requirements into workable software solutions. Maintains and develops programs for use in business and IT automation. Incorporates various accepted methodologies to design software and applications at a moderate risk level to project or release. May perform duties in one or more of the following disciplines: Open Systems, Mainframe, &/or Application Configuration.


Please note, this role is being re-posted due to a change in manager and focus.


This position is part of the Master Files Execution team in the Data portfolio, which is responsible for project delivery related to our Agent and Customer master files.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately delivers code, configuration changes and enhancements.
  • Develops program logic for new, moderately complex applications or analyzes and modifies logic in existing applications.
  • Contributes to design documents.
  • Contributes to releases with high quality code and unit tests within predictable timeframes. Implements and verifies a complete unit test. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, implements and maintains software applications. Analyzes requirements, and maintains, tests and integrates application components.
  • Maintains stability of platforms, applications, services and systems.
  • Effectively communicates with customers, team members or other stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Shares knowledge of systems and may mentor or train others.
  • Competencies

    Ability to analyze, research, plan and organize procedures, practices and concepts

    Ability to code, configure changes/enhancements and unit test accurately

    Ability to develop and make effective presentations

    Ability to identify and assess impacts and evaluate alternatives

    Ability to navigate in an established and stable environment, eg platform(s), application(s), services(s) or system(s)

    Ability to utilize spreadsheet and database software

    Ability to work independently

    Ability to work with cross-functional teams and varied audiences

    Analytical Skills

    Business process analysis skills

    Communication skills

    Customer relationship skills

    Interpersonal skills

    Negotiation skills

    Organizational skills

    Planning skills

    Problem-solving skills

    Project management skills

    Research skills

    Strategic and critical thinking skills


    Minimum Educational Requirements and Experience Equivalencies: • Bachelor's degree in IT, MIS, Business or related field, plus two years' related experience; or • Associate's degree in technical field, plus four years' related experience; or • High school diploma plus six years' related experience.

    Physical Requirements

    Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

    Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

    Lifting Over 50 lbs; Rarely

    Driving; Occasional (<20%)

    Pushing/Pulling; Rarely

    Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)

    Nearest Major Market: Erie

    Job Segment: Developer, Mainframe, Database, Testing, Project Manager, Technology

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