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PG&E Principal Enterprise Architect in Oakland, California

Principal Enterprise Architect

Location: Oakland, California

Requisition ID # 146197-en_US

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Our IT professionals are at the enterprise's core, leveraging modern technology to deliver safe and reliable energy to our customers. We use AI, the cloud, data science, and the latest tools and programming languages to solve hard, interesting problems and tackle challenges like the ever-growing threat of climate change, wildfires, and breaches of cyber security. Join us and experience the satisfaction of being a technology enabler for a company that leads the industry in innovation.

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  • Full-Time

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  • Adaptable

  • Collaborative

  • Creative

  • Curious

  • Results-driven

  • Thoughtful


PG&E is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits program to help you take care of your physical, emotional and financial health. In addition to the offerings below, you can expect inclusive programs in areas such as performance recognition, training and employee development, mentoring and more.

Paid Time Off

Vacation, Sick Hours, Holidays, Family Leave

Employee Resource Groups

16 ERGs at the core of our DEIB culture that support employee development and foster business relationships

Professional Development

Leadership and Employee Development Courses, LinkedIn Learning, Mentoring Program and up to $8,000 for Tuition Reimbursement


Low-Cost Medical, Dental, Life/Accident/Disability Insurance and Free Vision

Healthcare & Dependent Care FSA

Pre-tax employee-funded accounts that cover certain out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses

Retirement Plans

401(k) Matching up to 8% AND Cash Balance Pension (no Cost to you)

Job Details

Requisition ID # 146197

Job Category: Information Technology

Job Level: Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Information Technology

Work Type: Hybrid

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.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. We would not anticipate that the individual hired into this role would land at or near the top half of the range described below, but the decision will be dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.​

A reasonable salary range is:​

Bay Area Minimum: $144,000.00

Bay Area Mid-point: $194,000.00

Bay Area Maximum: $244,000.00


California Minimum: $137,000.00

California Mid-point: $184,000.00

California Maximum: $232,000.00

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned work location based on business need. The assigned work location will be within the PG&E Service Territory.

Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with Executive and Senior leadership to define the Customer Technology Strategy

  • Accountable for the development and maintenance of Customer Strategy and multiyear Technology Roadmap for the Customer Business Function to enable Digital Transformation

  • Coordinate plans/roadmaps across enterprise groups to manage conflicts, redundancies and interdependencies.

  • Value Stream mapping

  • 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

  • Experience with Oracle and Salesforce technologies for customer domain

  • 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:

  • 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