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Software Engineer/Senior Software Engineer (Test Automation)

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Strategic & Intgrtd Svcs Division

Department of Position: Technology Busn Office Dept 

Hiring Manager:

Jordan J. Kloss

Work from:

Corporate Office, Erie PA

Salary Grade:




Talent Acquisition Partner:

Kalie D. Schmitt

Posting Expiration:


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 critical level to project or release. May perform duties in one or more of the following disciplines: Open Systems Mainframe Application Configuration.

Automation Software Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Quality Coaches and project teams to manage test automation efforts in the Portfolio
  • Enable development teams to execute and maintain their test automation solutions
    • Coaching, mentoring, and training resources in planning, coding, scripting, executing & troubleshooting automated tests
  • Consult with project/portfolio teams to provide best possible test automation solutions from an efficiency, reliability, and maintainability standpoint
  • Collaborate with test automation leads to improve the test automation framework – increase maintainability, scalability, efficiency, and usability
  • Advocate for the adoption and use of test automation & engineering practices that help to deliver high quality products to production
  • Monitor alignment of test automation work to portfolio and project goals

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Objected-oriented design, Object-oriented languages i.e. C#/Java, design patterns, SOLID principles, test pyramid
  • Experience with automation industry standard test tools
  • Experience with Agile/DevOps methodologies
  • Experience with CI/CD, i.e. GitLab, Jenkins
  • Experience with Object Oriented Programming

Duties and Responsibilities

Develops program logic for new, complex applications or analyzes and modifies logic in existing complex applications. Accurately delivers complicated code, configuration changes and enhancements.

Contributes to releases with high quality code and unit tests, having challenges in complexity or deadlines. Implements and verifies a complete unit test.

Contributes to design documents.

Improves stability of platforms, applications, services and systems.

Effectively communicates with customers, teammates or other stakeholders, and may function as lead or point of contact. Shares knowledge of systems and mentors or trains others.

Develops and manages relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders at multiple levels.

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.



Cultivates Innovation
Instills Trust
Decision Quality
Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Optimizes Work Processes
Ensures Accountability
Coding And Converting
Information Management Skills
Job-Specific Knowledge
Proofing Text And Numbers
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 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%)
Climbing; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Erie