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Expert Cybersecurity Technology Architect

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 31944 

Job Category : Information Technology 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Customer Care

Job Location : San Francisco

Position Summary

As a Cybersecurity Technology Architect, Expert in the Cybersecurity Architecture team, you will be responsible for the development of repeatable and practical architecture to support the secure design and delivery of technology platforms to protect PG&E against cyberattacks. In this position, you will be particularly responsible for the design of interoperable platforms to implement effective security controls and to meet compliance requirements. Some solutions will also support physical security requirements. You will often be expected to lead technology integration efforts for cybersecurity platforms and solutions, and to work with information and operational technology leaders to ensure that controls against cyberattacks are built into solutions and major initiatives. You will be expected to ensure that security requirements are met in an efficient, sustainable, adaptable, and reusable manner. You will be collaborating with multiple teams, both within the Security department and with other PG&E lines of business.


Job Responsibilities


Your roles and responsibilities will encompass three broad areas – solution architecture and design, solution integration, and strategic cybersecurity architecture. Strategy and tactics are complementary and equally important, with both top-down and bottom-up analysis required depending upon individual circumstances. You will be exposed to all levels of architecture and design in this role.


Solution Architecture and Design

  • You will leverage your application and network expertise to provide cybersecurity solution engineering and oversight through the deployment lifecycle for security solutions.
  • You will actively engage with IT and LOB network and systems engineering teams to ensure that security best practices are incorporated into deployed platforms.
  • You will identify deficiencies in existing design patterns and propose new design patterns based on the realities of the PG&E environment.
  • You will engage with risk consultants to ensure that solutions will mitigate cyberattack risks.


Solution Integration

  • You will ensure that deployed solutions meet PG&E security standards.
  • You will develop solution blueprints for projects and initiatives.
  • You will create and update technical infrastructure specifications and build documentation for projects and initiatives.
  • You will determine requirements for each stage of testing during the project lifecycle.
  • You will create a service introduction plan for each project that you support.
  • You will Interact with Cybersecurity Services (engineering team) to determine project deployment plans.


Strategic Cybersecurity Architecture

  • You will collaborate with other team architects to define and refine capabilities and architectural domains for cybersecurity services.
  • You will collaborate with team architects to develop and revised design patterns and roadmaps for cybersecurity domains.
  • You will develop and update service menus for cybersecurity domains.
  • You will model threats and identify controls to mitigate the risk that a successful attack will occur.
  • You will engage with risk consultants to ensure that design patterns will mitigate cyberattack risks.
  • You will participate in processes to govern the introduction and lifecycle of security technologies.




To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Foremost, a collaborative and mutually supportive attitude with architecture team members.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders such as Cybersecurity Services (engineering), the Security Information and Operations Center, and the Cloud Center Excellence.
  • Flexibility within numerous changing situations, working with individuals and groups.
  • The ability to change ideas or perceptions in response to changing circumstances.
  • Focus on customer service with the attitude of delivering excellent outcomes.
  • Thinking strategically and tactically about business, product, and technical challenges.
  • Courage to speak up to identify gaps and problems.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and large, complex technology environments.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and plan around deadlines.
  • Striking the right balance between operating independently and following established standards and procedures.
  • Effective analysis and problem-solving skills, often under deadline pressure.
  • Effective and polished verbal and written communication.
  • Commitment to quality design and implementation.





  • Six years in IT including experience in solution architecture and project implementation experience.
  • B.S. degree or equivalent work experience in computer science, computer engineering, business administration, or related field; or equivalent experience.



  • At least one relevant certification such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or equivalent
  • Process design, information modeling and/or system architecture development with project or portfolio focus in at least one of the following: application architecture, network architecture, service-oriented architecture (SOA), information architecture, data management, or security technologies.
  • Expertise in the solution architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices.
  • Experience with operational support for applications, systems, or infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technological trends and developments in cybersecurity.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity technologies and products deploying those technologies.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (including but not limited to HIPAA, SOX, NERC-CIP, TSA, CCPA, other privacy legislation).
  • Experience with enterprise architecture tools.
  • Experience providing direction to design and engineering staff.
  • Experience providing direction to one or more architects.




Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climate change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

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.

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