Pacific Gas & Electric Company Principal Information Architect (Records & Content) in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 15081

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 Digital Utility runs on data and information. PG&E believes that one of the most critical drivers of our future success depends on our ability to manage and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. The Principal Information Architect fills a critical role in PG&E’s success building the Digital Utility.

Position Summary

The Principal Information Architect will contribute to the Enterprise Records & Content Strategy and Roadmap and will develop innovative, cost-effective approaches to solve business problems through the use of technology and best practices. In this role, you will help to socialize the strategy with business and technology stakeholders to ensure that it continues to meet enterprise needs. You will develop architectural guidance documents, mentor and train other architects and project team members, and institute and operate practices that will ensure that the strategy is fully understood and provides direction to business and IT activities.

The Principal Information Architect will report to the Senior Manager of Data & Information Architecture in the Enterprise Architecture and Digital Innovation (EA&DI) department if Information Technology.



  • BA/BS in Computer Science/ Information Systems, Business, Engineering, etc. or equivalent relevant work experience

  • Ten or more years of relevant work experience in Information Technology, Records and Content Management, and Information Governance to include experience in both IT and line of business departments

  • Leadership Experience

  • Experience working directly with line of business stakeholders

  • Experience with records and content management principles such as: retention and disposition, corporate records taxonomy, content lifecycle, eDiscovery, enterprise search, defensible disposal


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

  • Ability to achieve a deep understanding of line of business strategies, priorities, needs, and current capabilities

  • Ability to work collaboratively to engage and influence business and IT stakeholders, senior leadership and external partners

  • Strong leadership skills in the technology domain and a high level of drive, initiative and assertiveness

  • Customer management and negotiation skills that enable the ability to mediate opposing viewpoints and articulate the advantages of a preferred solution

  • Experience with enterprise business architecture principles and industry standard architecture frameworks

  • Experience with the following: system integration methods and protocols, API security, user experience design methodology, and change management

  • Experience with technology solutions used at PG&E such as: Documentum, SharePoint, ProjectWise, Unifier, etc.

  • Familiarity with both waterfall and agile development methodology, DevOps, Six Sigma or ITIL practices

  • Experience working in the Utility Industry and a working knowledge of Utility concepts and challenges

  • Familiarity with PG&E line of business and IT organizations, key stakeholders, IT Project Methodology, Integrated Planning, and Enterprise Records and Information Management (ERIM)

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills across all levels; ability to communicate complex technical concepts to leaders, business sponsors and stakeholders in clear, concise language that inspires confidence and earns trust


  • Own the Information Architecture and related Technical Architecture for one or more sub-domains of the Data & Information Architecture domain

  • Understand and document the business capabilities needed to deliver on the mission of the Data & Information Architecture Team

  • Ensure that IT and business stakeholders understand and adhere to architectural guidance, standards, policies, and practices for your domains

  • Develop and execute strategies to introduce new capabilities needed, evolve and mature existing capabilities, and retire capabilities at their end of life

  • Develop and maintain architectural guidance documents and artifacts, practices and procedures, and governance to support the above

  • Support technology strategy, planning, and road mapping activities across IT and at the enterprise level

  • Participate in the development of IT strategy and the identification and design of IT architectures to support the business architecture and the business strategies

Work Location: 77 Beale Street

City: San Francisco

Zip Code: 94105