Pacific Gas & Electric Company Solutions Architect, Principal (Digital Catalyst) in San Francisco, California

Solutions Architect, Principal (Digital Catalyst)

Date: Mar 15, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric Company

Requisition ID # 12097

Job Category : Information Technology

Job Level : Manager/Principal

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

The Information Technology (IT) organization is structured to support PG&E's core function of providing reliable gas and electric transmission and distribution services that will result in delighted customers, energized employees, rewarded shareholders and environmental leadership. 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

Enterprise Architecture & Digital Innovation (EA&DI) practice is a centralized architecture group.

The group supports PG&E’s affordability and reliability goals under the architecture mandate of

Reuse, Rationalize and Enterprise. The Solution Architecture practice delivers the technical architecture leadership to ensure implementation of quality solutions.

With the efforts of our dedicated people and a commitment to teamwork and continuous communication, the EA&DI group is able to offer and continuously improve on the following core services:

  • Delivery high quality solutions

  • Enable Architecture Build Process

  • Develop Technology Standards

  • Assure Reliable and Reusable Assets

  • Explore, Prototype, and Validate

This role will be positioned within our Digital Catalyst team and will provide architectural guidance in real time. The successful candidate should have extensive experience working with or in the utility industry, have experience with work and asset management solutions, and be comfortable working in an agile environment.



  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Eng. or a related subject

  • Minimum 10 years of software development and delivery experience

  • Minimum 7 years of solution architecture and project implementation experience

  • Experience working as a Technical Lead/Architect in an Agile environment

  • Deep and thorough understanding of Architecture domains and practices within a large enterprise

  • Has worked as Solutions engineer for several years delivering with consistent quality and customer satisfaction. Mature delivery capability

  • Effective communication and inter-personal skills including negotiation skills and can drive the point across

  • Relevant experience in successful implementation of field applications for a utility industry

  • Understanding of the Utility Industry and how technology is used within business processes

  • Demonstrated technical leadership

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and a strong work ethic

  • Brings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the role and has strong sense of ownership

  • Experience working with Mobile Technologies; good knowledge of working in a MAC OS-X environment, working knowledge of server side JavaScript frameworks, good knowledge of Linux in a VM and Cloud environment


  • MA/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related field

  • Architecture Certification preferred (TOGAF, Zachman, DODAF, etc.), Security Certification (CISSP, etc.), IT Delivery Certification (ITILv3, etc.)

  • Good planning and organizational skills; detail and process-oriented; able to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment


  • Work in the Solutions Architecture team within the Technology & Architecture Planning Group, with responsibilities for delivery to clients including the Mobile center of excellence and lines of business as needed

  • Provide alignment with the work being performed within the client teams and the architecture organization

  • Work on the Architecture and Solution Continuum

  • Develop thorough understanding of the PG&E’s enterprise and business architecture, the infrastructure, applications and systems that have impact on mobile

  • Create, enhance and maintain Solutions Blueprints, Solutions Architectures, and other artifacts within the SA stream for projects

  • Align solutions with existing reference architectures and contribute to enhancing them.

  • Co-ordinate and align with the Technical and Domain Solutions architects within the centralized architecture organization covering areas such as Security, Network, Integration, End User technologies, Analytics and ECM among others

  • Develop and maintain relationship and coordination with Business Architects and Vanguard (Emerging technologies) teams

  • Create and conduct Gate reviews for projects covering architecture alignment, code reviews, design reviews etc.

  • 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. Work environment is on site, face to face, in a collaborative style of engagement

Work Location: General Office Complex 77 Beale St

Hiring Supervisor: Christopher (Chris) Cirillo (CPCE) Director, IT Architecture

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland