Information Architect, Principal

Job Posting Date: September 14, 2017
Requisition #: 54257928-E01
Job Category: Information Technology
Job Level: Manager/Principal
Employment Type: Management
Business Unit: Information Technology and Supply Chain
Schedule: Full-time
City: San Francisco

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And wedeliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, ‘Together, Building a Better California’ is not just a slogan. It’s the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We knowthat the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve theirquality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employerthat actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protectedveteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Digital Utility runs on data and information.PG&E believes that one of the most critical drivers of our future success depends on our ability to extract insights and information from the data we manage. The Principal Information Architect fills a critical role in PG&E’s success building the DigitalUtility.

Position Summary

The Principal Information Architect will contribute to the Enterprise Data & Analytics Strategy and Roadmap and will develop innovative, cost-effective approaches to solve business problems through the use of technologyand best practices. In this role, you will help to socialize the strategy with business and technology stakeholders to ensure that it continues to meet enterprise needs. You will develop architectural guidance documents, mentor and train other architects and projectteam members, and institute and operate practices that will ensure that the strategy is fully understood and provides direction to business and IT activities.

The Principal Information Architect will report to the Senior Manager of Data & InformationArchitecture in the Technology Planning and Architecture department if Information Technology.


* BA/BS in Computer Science/ Information Systems, Business, Engineering, etc. or equivalent relevant work experience
* Tenor more years of relevant work experience in Information Technology, Data Management, Business Intelligence, and Analytics, to include experience in both IT and line of business departments
* Experience working directly with line of business stakeholders
* Experience with analytics and data management principles such as: data acquisition and modeling, data warehousing, business intelligence, metadata management, master data management, advanced analytics and data science, ‘big data’ techniques,public/hybrid/private cloud data management and analytics services, data security, and data and analytics governance

* Ability to achieve a deep understanding of line of business strategies, priorities, needs, and current capabilities
* Ability to work collaboratively to engage and influence business and IT stakeholders, senior leadership and external partners
* Strong leadership skills in the technology domain and a high level of drive, initiative and assertiveness
* Customermanagement and negotiation skills that enable the ability to mediate opposing viewpoints and articulate the advantages of a preferred solution
* Experience with enterprise business architecture principles and industry standard architecture frameworks
* Experience with any of the following: SAP Business Warehouse, Business Objects Suite, Tableau, SAS Enterprise Miner, Teradata Warehouse, and other database and BI technologies, open-source Hadoop, Spark, and related technologies, data access languages such asSQL, SAS, R, Python, Scala, etc.
* Familiarity with Agile development methodology, DevOps, Six Sigma or ITIL practices
* Experience working in the Utility Industry and a working knowledge of Utility concepts and challenges
* Familiarity with PG&Eline of business and IT organizations, key stakeholders, IT Project Methodology, Integrated Planning, and Enterprise Records and Information Management (ERIM)
* Excellent written and oral communication skills across all levels; ability to communicate complextechnical concepts to leaders, business sponsors and stakeholders in clear, concise language that inspires confidence and earns trust


* Own the Information Architecture and related Technical Architecture for one or more sub-domains ofthe Data & Information Architecture domain
* Understand and document the business capabilities needed to deliver on the mission of the Data & Information Architecture Team
* Ensure that IT and business stakeholders understand and adhere toarchitectural guidance, standards, policies, and practices for your domains
* Develop and execute strategies to introduce new capabilities needed, evolve and mature existing capabilities, and retire capabilities at their end of life
* Develop and maintainarchitectural guidance documents and artifacts, practices and procedures, and governance to support the above
* Support technology strategy, planning, and road mapping activities across IT and at the enterprise level
* Participate in the development of ITstrategy and the identification and design of IT architectures to support the business architecture and the business strategies


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