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Principal Enterprise Architect

Oakland, CA, US, 94612

Requisition ID # 137701 

Job Category: Information Technology 

Job Level: Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Information Technology

Job Location: Oakland



Department Overview
Information Technology is a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate in order to effectively deliver high quality technology solutions. IT functions are to design, develop, operate and maintain the information and telecommunications systems that enable the Company to meet its commitment to customers: Keeping the Lights on and the Gas Flowing, delivering at a Reasonable Price, and Providing Simple and Convenient Options.


Position Summary

The Enterprise Strategy & Architecture (ES&A) is a centralized architecture group within Information Technology department. The group supports PG&E’s safety, reliability and affordability goals under the architecture mandate of Reuse, Rationalize, Optimize, and Standardize.

Reporting to the Lead Enterprise Architect, the successful candidate in the role will be a Master Planner with a big picture mindset responsible for turning the architecture vision for the business domain into reality by:

  • Developing thorough understanding of the business processes, application portfolio, underlying IT infrastructure
  • Suggesting technology needs to enable business maturity and help prioritize the right investments
  • Create business architecture models to help connect business vision, goals and outcomes to corresponding technology implementation roadmaps
  • Owning the architecture of a portfolio of applications
  • Create enterprise strategy by aligning with various other enterprise strategies
  • Helping build and maintain prioritized portfolio backlogs for business features and foundational or shared capabilities
  • Enabling and empowering execution teams by delivering reusable architecture patterns, architecture building blocks, reference architectures, implementation best practices, and architecture decision frameworks
  • Coaching, mentoring, and guiding the implementation teams throughout the value chain
  • Rolling up the sleeves to get the job done is required
  • Collaborating with several teams within Business and IT on a regular basis.


The successful candidate will have strong experience with diverse set of technologies and platforms with deep expertise in at least a few, highly analytical, and project management skills. You should also have strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. Experience working with or in the utility industry is highly desirable but not required.


Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with Executive and Senior leadership to define the Digital Strategy
  • Accountable for the development and maintenance of Digital Strategy and multiyear Technology Roadmap for the Enterprise Business Function to enable Digital Transformation
  • Coordinate plans/roadmaps across enterprise groups to manage conflicts, redundancies and interdependencies.
  • Orchestrate and map the customer journey
  • Support and Lead Vendor Assessments, Application rationalization efforts
  • Assess current state IT application environment and develop future state IT Architecture
  • Set Enterprise Standards and promote standard adherence
  • Support the IT Strategic plan and the portfolio modernization process
  • Lead the enablement and advancement of Enterprise Architecture Standards and community of practice at PG&E.
  • Partner with all Business Technology Leads and Architects to ensure alignment of solutions with existing reference architectures and contribute to enhancing them
  • Works individually and collectively with other domain enterprise architects to ensure breadth and granularity of strategies, standards, design patterns and roadmaps are consistent and integrated across an encompassing enterprise Reference Architecture.
  • Support Project Delivery, review and provide solution designs
  • Provide technology guidance and leadership to clients/stakeholders
  • Stay up to date with developments and technology in the Mobile, Cloud and other segments of the industry
  • Ability to thrive in a fast moving, Agile environment




  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Eng. or a related subject or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 10 years of enterprise architecture experience


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or a related field
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Solution architecture and project implementation experience
  • Business architecture experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High-energy, passionate, and positive outlook with strong sense of ownership
  • Experience or familiarity with diverse set of application development technologies and platforms with deep expertise in at least a few:
    • Languages, Scripting, Frameworks, and Libraries (e.g. C/C++, Java/JEE, .Net, Scala, Go, Spring, PowerShell, Python JavaScript, React, Angular, Node.js)
    • Cloud architecture (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP, Salesforce, Heroku, SAP)
    • APIs and Microservices (e.g. REST, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS ECS, Azure AKS)
    • Relational Databases (e.g. MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle)
    • AI and Machine Learning (e.g. TensorFlow, SageMaker, Pytorch, scikit-learn)
  • Good understanding of business and data architecture, business capability mapping, and business process reengineering
  • Familiarity with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Relevant architecture certification such as TOGAF
  • Relevant utility industry experience




Purpose, Virtues and Stands

Our Purpose explains "why" we exist:

  • Delivering for our hometowns
  • Serving our planet
  • Leading with love

Our Virtues capture "who" we need to be:

  • Trustworthy
  • Empathetic
  • Curious
  • Tenacious
  • Nimble
  • Owners

Our Stands are "what" we will achieve together:

  • Everyone and everything is always safe
  • Catastrophic wildfires shall stop
  • It is enjoyable to work with and for PG&E
  • A healthy environment and carbon-neutral energy system shall be the reality for all Californians
  • Our work shall create prosperity for all customers and investors

More About Our Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that 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, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland