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VP, Information Technology (Cloud Enablement)

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Information Technology Division

Department of Position: IT Operations Department 

Work from:

Corporate Office n 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, up to $12,500 a year.



Preferred Role Specific Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of agile/scrum program/project management experience leading large transformation programs and legacy workload migrations preferred
  • Minimum 2 years experience developing / running cloud migration and adoption strategies, roadmaps, including developing and managing budgets preferred
  • Strong knowledge of CAPEX and OPEX models, including business case development for cloud migration initiatives preferred
  • Minimum 5 years experience in specific technology domains, including software development, DEVOPS, cloud computing, cloud platform and shared services, Cloud OPS, infrastructure, security, networking, data and analytics preferred
  • Excellent communication skills


Further preferred experience:

  • Mentoring and coaching through large scale transformation initiatives
  • Building a high-performing agile team
  • Driving KPIs and Metrics related to transformational initiatives
  • Alignment and execution of a cloud strategy
  • AWS (primary), Azure and Google cloud environments
  • Application modernization and cloud migration experience
  • Agile/Scrum Environment and Program management
  • Managing cloud migration release trains
  • Leading legacy modernization projects (Open-Systems to Cloud, Mainframe to Open-Systems etc.)
  • Architectural practices in support of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS opportunities
  • Cloud TCO and Economic models
  • Cloud DevOps operating model
  • Cloud Platform Configuration,
  • Cloud Platform Automation,
  • Cloud Integration,
  • Cloud Security, Quality, Database Management


Position Summary

Provides strategic leadership and direction through subordinate team of IT leadership. Accountable for the performance and results of multiple related information technology (IT) disciplines/function.

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.

Responsible for and manages to the overall area budget, ensuring that performance objectives are met at the lowest cost. Continually monitors expenses throughout the year and revises expectations as needed.

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.

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

Prepares Executive and Board level reports. Participates in C-level strategy sessions as necessary. Prepares reports and participates in Agent and Branch forums as necessary.

The first six 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. Ten years’ experience in related IT function or ten 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

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

Nearest Major Market: Erie