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PG&E Principal Enterprise Data Architect in Oakland, California

Principal Enterprise Data Architect

Location: Oakland, California

Requisition ID # 144745-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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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 # 144745

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.

The Enterprise Data Architect will be a master planner responsible for designing and developing enterprise-wide data integration strategies to enable the efficient and effective flow of data between systems. The Enterprise Data Architect will work closely with Data Stewards across the business and technical team of stakeholders to identify data requirements, develop data integration strategies, and ensure the successful implementation of those strategies.

The Enterprise Data Architect, along with data stewards, will also be responsible for developing and maintaining logical data models, enterprise data dictionaries, and other data integration architecture artifacts.

The successful candidate will have strong experience defining and establishing enterprise data frameworks to support customer technology strategy in collaboration with various stakeholders, 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: $140,000.00

Bay Area Mid-point: $189,000.00

Bay Area Maximum: $238,000.00


California Minimum: $133,000.00

California Mid-point: $180,000.00

California Maximum: $226,000.00

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 Senior leadership across Business and IT to define the Customer systems of record.

  • Accountable for the development and maintenance of Customer Data Strategy and multiyear Customer data Technology Roadmap

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

  • Maintain Customer Data and System lineage.

  • Support and Lead Vendor Assessments, Application rationalization efforts

  • Assess current state customer data 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


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field or equivalent experience

  • 10 years of experience in data integration architecture and logical data modeling

  • Proficiency in logical data model design and relational data modeling

  • Expertise in data integration technologies such as ETL, API, and data warehousing

  • Knowledge of data governance, data quality, privacy, and security best practices

  • Ability to develop and maintain data integration processes and procedures

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Desired Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related field

  • Experience with cloud-based data integration solutions

  • Knowledge of data operation and data mining techniques

  • Familiarity with big data technologies such as Hadoop and Spark

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • High-energy, passionate, and positive outlook with strong sense of ownership

  • Relevant utility industry experience