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Principal IT Enterprise Architect

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 115181 

Job Category : Information Technology 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Information Technology

Job Location : San Francisco; Alameda; Alta; Angels Camp; Antioch; Auberry; Auburn; Avenal; Avila Beach; Bakersfield; Balch Camp; Bear Valley; Belden; Bellota; Belmont; Benicia; Berkeley; Brentwood; Brisbane; Burney; Calistoga; Campbell; Capitola; Chico; Clearlake; Clovis; Coalinga; Colusa; Concord; Cupertino; Daly City; Danville; Davis; Dublin; Emeryville; Eureka; Fairfield; Folsom; Fort Bragg; Fremont; French Camp; Fresno; Geyserville; Gilroy; Grass Valley; Guerneville; Half Moon Bay; Hayward; Hollister; Huron; Jackson; Kerman; King City; Lakeport; Lemoore; Lincoln; Linden; Livermore; Lodi; Loomis; Los Banos; Lower Lake; Madera; Magalia; Manteca; Manton; Mariposa; Martell; Marysville; Maxwell; Menlo Park; Merced; Meridian; Millbrae; Milpitas; Modesto; Monterey; Morgan Hill; Morro Bay; Moss Landing; Mountain View; Napa; Needles; Newark; Newman; Novato; Oakdale; Oakhurst; Oakland; Oakley; Olema; Orinda; Orland; Oroville; Palo Alto; Paradise; Paso Robles; Petaluma; Pioneer; Pismo Beach; Pittsburg; Placerville; Pleasant Hill; Point Arena; Potter Valley; Quincy; Rancho Cordova; Red Bluff; Redding; Richmond; Rio Vista; Rocklin; Roseville; Sacramento; Salinas; San Bruno; San Carlos; San Jose; San Luis Obispo; San Mateo; San Rafael; San Ramon; Sanger; Santa Cruz; Santa Maria; Santa Nella; Santa Rosa; Selma; Shaver Lake; Sonoma; Sonora; South San Francisco; Springville; Stockton; Tracy; Turlock; Ukiah; Vacaville; Vallejo; Walnut Creek; Watsonville; West Sacramento; Wheatland; Whitmore; Willits; Willow Creek; Willows; Winters; Woodland; Yuba City

Department Overview

Information Technology (IT) is a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate to effectively deliver high-quality technology solutions. The department designs, develops, operates, and maintains 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 Technology Capabilities Architecture (TCA) Team is part of centralized Enterprise Strategy & Architecture (ES&A) group within IT with a mission to help PG&E meet its strategic objectives and maximize the effectiveness of the business by standardizing, optimizing, and harmonizing the technology portfolio.


Position Summary

Reporting to the TCA Senior Manager, the successful candidate in the role will be accountable for collaboratively defining and driving the target state architecture for their assigned domain. 

Two open positions include IT Service Management and Enterprise Cloud Architect.


If this sounds like you then you may be an ideal candidate for this role:

  • Gets energized by the challenges
  • Is proactive, collaborative, and self-motivated
  • Has a very strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Has tenacity for overcoming impediments and building consensus
  • Is comfortable working in ambiguous environments and juggling multiple priorities
  • Has excellent technical, analytical, and portfolio planning skills
  • Has strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills
  • Knows how to balance the long-term vision with short term mandates


Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze technology trends and spur innovation
  • Develop and maintain architectural artifacts including target architectures, short and long-term implementation roadmaps, architecture patterns, reference architectures, opinion papers, and architecture decision frameworks
  • Establish and drive enterprise strategies and roadmaps that enable a portfolio to support current and future business and technology capabilities
  • Work with platform, operations, deployment, and other teams to ensure that the best options are considered for on-prem or public/private cloud hosted solutions
  • Assist the Agile Program Management Office (APMO) and Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) in maintaining Value Streams and Portfolio Kanban
  • Standardize and optimize technology stack and usage across the enterprise through various architecture governance processes
  • Lead Architecture Community of Practice Working Groups for assigned domains
  • Drive enterprise collaboration across Lines of Business




  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related field or equivalent experience
  • 10 years of cumulative experience as an Enterprise and/or Solution Architect



  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or a related field
  • Experience with architecting innovative cost-effective solutions in public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle, Salesforce) and on-prem private cloud environments (Dell)
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and good judgment
  • Strong leadership and stakeholder relationship skills
  • Thorough understanding of Lean/Agile principles
  • Relevant industry certifications such as AWS Solution Architect, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, TOGAF, ITIL Master, SAFe Agilist, COBIT, and Six Sigma
  • Experience working with or in the utility industry
  • Deep desire to make a difference in people’s lives by supporting the organizational mission, vision, and core values


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