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Senior IT Systems Engineer

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 52225 

Job Category : Information Technology 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Information Technology

Job Location : San Francisco



Department Overview

Platforms Engineering is responsible for building the shared tools, service components and systems that underscore Product and Engineering's ability to deliver high availability services, build and iterate on products quickly, and make data informed decisions. We also improve the scalability and performance of our applications through providing architecture design reviews, in-depth performance profiling, and building accessible tools for engineers to characterize the bottlenecks and interactions within and between an ever-growing number of systems. We are looking for candidates who share a passion for building scalable service oriented platforms with experience in any of the following areas:


Position Summary

The Platforms Software Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of IT systems. Develop, design, and support in-house developed applications, off- the-shelf software, servers, databases, and/or networks. Identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments.



  • Identifies, analyzes and improves existing business processes within a department to meet new goals and objectives.
  • Communicates (oral and written) recommendations and findings internally and externally.
  • Partners with various departments to understand and incorporate standards information and requirements into work procedures.
  • Works on moderately complex problems that require in depth analysis and judgment to obtain results or solutions.
  • Defines and documents business requirements for complex system development or testing.
  • Analyzes existing applications and systems and formulates logic for new systems, devises logic procedures, logical database design, performs coding and tests/debugs programs.
  • Mentors and provides guidance to less experienced colleagues.
  • Modifies and configures complex applications/systems as specified in the requirements and/or technical design document.
  • Designs and deploys new complex Enterprise systems and enhancements to existing systems ensuring compatibility and inter-operability.
  • Ensures work is carried out using established processes, practices and procedures as directed.




  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of software development experience



  • Using version control tools such as GitHub or Bitbucket
  • developing microservices in Node.js
  • configuring service routers and message queuing
  • Developing fully native AWS cloud services
  • Developing in a large-scale enterprise environment including clustering, identity systems and NoSQL systems
    Experience in utilizing AWS native services
  • Experience in developing cloud native microservices in AWS
  • Designing, implementing and running large scale cloud native micro services
  • Projects or experience with the Go language (Golang)
  • AWS Lambda (serverless) experience
  • Container orchestration knowledge a bonus



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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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