Pacific Gas & Electric Company Director of Mobile Development and Platforms in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 15143

Job Category : Information Technology

Job Level : Director/Chief

Business Unit: Information Technology and Supply Chain

Job Location : San Francisco


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

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.

Department Overview

PG&E’s Information Technology (IT) organization is a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate effectively in order to deliver high quality technology solutions.

The Enterprise Mobility Center of Excellence (Digital Catalyst) is a new enterprise team that is responsible for working collaboratively with the lines of business (e.g., Gas Operations, Electric Operations, etc.) to implement consumer grade mobile solutions across various user groups (e.g., field users, office workers, etc.).

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Deploying best-in-class / rapid delivery capability for mobile solutions

  • Simplifying, improving, and standardizing business work management processes for mobile needs

The Digital Catalyst team consists of a staff of highly skilled professionals working together to produce mobile solutions following an agile methodology. We are a “start-up” department within IT and building a team of driven and creative mobile developers. We take the time to understand our partners’ needs and translate those into solutions that delight our users. Our goal is to deliver products with intuitive user experience that will improve PG&E employees’ safety, productivity and overall well-being.

Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced Leader in Digital Catalyst to take on the role of Head of Engineering and Platforms , driving the technical excellence and innovation of custom products across mobile app development. We are looking for a fast learner, motivated by leading engineering teams building mobile apps and modern web apps. You will help the engineering teams communicate, solve problems, and deliver great product by facilitating relationships with Product Teams and other IT stakeholder groups such as Security, Infrastructure, and Application teams such as SAP.

This role requires being an experienced leader of agile software teams (i.e. XP, lean, modern agile), with a focus on coaching team members, to driving continuous innovation and learning that improve yourself and the team. Your leadership will help empower product teams to execute with speed; agility and help support thousands of field workers do their jobs on a daily basis.

What you will get:

  • The opportunity to contribute, in the earliest stages, to a best in class digital organization that ships real products to real users every week

  • An environment that rewards your contributions to developing others and building amazing healthy teams

  • Extreme management support for your development and your day to day success

  • Autonomy to make decisions in a rapidly growing team

  • Best in class perks and benefits



  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, Engineering, or other relevant field or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 10 years of software development experience with minimum 2 years managing software engineers, preferably across multiple teams

  • Strong full-stack technical experience, with an emphasis on mobile app or web applications

  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and methodologies to support the engineers

  • in building high quality, scalable and resilient systems

  • A leadership style that emphasizes openness and transparency, high quality standards, and a fully engaged, blame-free engineering culture

  • Proven success motivating teams to excellence, fostering the leadership and professional development of all individuals

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, across diverse groups, both technical and non-technical

  • Comfort in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Experience with modern software engineering tools and best practices (e.g. Jira, CI/CD, Jenkins, git)Desired:

  • MS or MBA degree in Business Administration or Computer Science

  • PMP or other project management certification

  • Working with any of the following, iOS development, ReactJS, API Development, GraphQL, Responsive web applications

  • Experience with private cloud and public could stacks such as Amazon Web Services

  • Experience building mobile and web apps in a enterprise context using enterprise technologies (Identity, monitoring etc.) and integrating to enterprise systems such as SAP

  • Managing a team of offsite Engineers

  • Experience with offline sync, micro-services, event-based architecture, mapping technologies (ESRI)


  • Manage multiple teams of Engineers, with a focus on building suite of products around to enable people working on Assets in the field

  • Work closely with the Director of Product Management to evaluate tech roadmap & policies based on planned products/initiatives while staying abreast of tech/industry trends

  • Create and maintain relationships with partner IT organizations that support the mobile technology infrastructure

  • Support Team Leads in effective management of an agile/lean process within each team, in close partnership with Product Managers

  • Provide technical mentorship, professional development, and process guidance for engineers of all experience levels

  • Ensure strong collaboration and effective partnership between Engineering and related teams, including DevOps, Product, Test, business stakeholders

  • Provide capacity targets and performance reporting for your teams

  • Ensure that all Engineering projects and initiatives are in conformance with established policies and objectives

  • Play a leading role in software/platform/application architectural evolution and diagnosing complex issues as they arise

  • Collaborate with other Engineering and Product leaders to develop cross-team practices and processes that foster a culture of innovation and excellence