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Expert Product Owner (PSPS)

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 37522 

Job Category : Information Technology 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Information Technology

Job Location : San Francisco



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.

The Wildfire IT Team is responsible for working collaboratively across the organization (e.g., Electric Operations, Customer Care etc.) to implement solutions that make our communities, customers and employees safer.

The Wildfire IT Team consists of a staff of highly skilled professionals working together to produce geospatial, mobile, data, sensing, and web solutions that are internally and externally facing. We do this using agile methods and placing our users and their needs at the center of our focus. Our goal is to deliver products that will save property and life.


Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced Product Owner on the Wildfire IT Team that will provide a clear vision for our Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) viewer product. From the vision, the Product Owner forms well defined user stories, prioritizes user stories in the backlog and provides a clear-time line for the product. This role is responsible for overall product success, with a focus on technical quality and delighting users. They are also responsible for building and maintaining relationships, acting as the liaison with other teams within PG&E IT, other business organizations and have the ability to use influence to overcome hierarchal challenges.


Job Responsibilities

  • Develops new complex products that support Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) planning and execution
  • Recognizes and prioritizes the most important work for the product by seeking to understand customer needs, receiving product feedback, keeping an eye on technical and organizational strategy, and understanding current and future regulatory requirements
  • Develops feature requirements and acceptance criteria, while acting as final release gatekeeper for new functionality
  • Define and launch minimum viable products, adding key features/requirements incrementally
  • Develops implementation plans, metrics and establishes operations functions to introduce new technology
  • Provides leadership to product teams to improve execution and team dynamics in working to provide value
  • Defining team skill makeup and forming product team
  • Partners with other products organizations to deliver feedback on existing products and introduce potential products for future programs
  • Identifies the appropriate customer audience, their preferred communication channels, and potential customer response benchmarks
  • Acts as primary liaison between various departments, stakeholders, business community, and lines of businesses
  • Evaluates new products and technology available in the market and their application to support business partners
  • Member of emergency response team with one on-call shift per month during fire season





  • High School or General Educational Development (GED) Diploma
  • 5+ years of IT experience
  • 3+ years of working in Agile environment
  • High learning agility
  • Experience as a Product Owner of an agile development team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High-energy, passionate, and positive outlook with strong sense of ownership




  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • Humble – takes feedback well and shows resilience
  • Hungry – desires to get things done, is execution oriented, and seeks better ways to do the job
  • Collaborative – has strong interpersonal skills; cares about and works well with teammates
  • Resilience and rapid iteration – exhibits a “fail fast” mentality, and bounces back from setbacks
  • Experience working in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment
  • Experience in the following technology domains: geospatial information systems (GIS), ArcGIS Online (AGOL), Amazon Web Services (AWS), data analysis with Microsoft Excel, electric outage or distribution management systems, Jenkins, GitHub, continuous integration/continuous deployment toolchain
  • Experience in the following functional areas: Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS), electric control center operations, emergency response, incident command system (ICS)



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 climage 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.

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