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Expert Technical Lead

Location: Oakland, California

Requisition ID # 147819-en_US

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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  • Curious
  • Results-driven
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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

  • Healthcare

    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 # 147819 

Job Category: Information Technology 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Information Technology

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

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

The Data, Analytics & Insights Team within IT is responsible for working collaboratively with the lines of business (e.g., Electric Operations, Gas Operations, etc.) to implement consumer-grade data platforms and products across various user groups (e.g., asset strategists, inspectors, emergency operations, etc.). This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Deploying best-in-class / rapid delivery capabilities for data solutions and self-service enablement for highly skilled analysts and data scientists
  • Simplifying, improving, and standardizing processes to promote data-driven decisions and drive the digital transformation of the utility.
  • Rapid delivery of back-end solutions for a multitude of applications

Position Summary

We are looking for an Expert Technical Lead to be a part of our exciting and growing team. Your primary focus will be to provide technical leadership and mentorship across our Snowflake data platform and product engineering teams. You will lead technical design and implementation of Snowflake use cases and drive technical feasibility discussions for our products as you collaborate with other technical leaders, product owners and development leads. You will be required to discover the boundaries of our platforms, provide solutions for technical problems and drive discussions within IT and Lines of Business. As a productive member of a motivated group of engineers, product teams, and technical analysts, you will be producing ground-breaking, forward thinking, and revolutionary projects that will modernize critical infrastructure.

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: $132,000.00

Bay Area Mid-point: $179,000.00

Bay Area Maximum: $226,000.00


California Minimum: $125,000.00

California Mid-point: $170,000.00

California Maximum: $215,000.00

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.


  • Lead technical design and implementation of Snowflake use cases
  • Ensure best practices are followed for performance tuning, security and data governance
  • Build awesome big data products within a fun team where culture is the foundation for success
  • Lead and mentor the development team in a hands-on way
  • Provide technical feasibility assessment while collaborating with Product Owner and Design team to guide features and provide technical know-how
  • Define and address application non-functional requirements, and manage technical debt
  • Debug and optimize complex applications
  • Effectively communicate the vision and architecture to team members
  • Maintain a productive working environment for development teams
  • Be a strong advocate for a culture of quality across the team
  • Collaborate with external teams, especially security, to design, implement and support solutions that are scalable and efficient
  • Build best-in-class cloud-native data products in Snowflake
  • Effectively communicate the solution to non-technical stakeholders
  • Follow an agile development methodology
  • Keep up-to-date with Snowflake releases, features and best practices and recommend changes to improve efficiency, performance and scalability
  • Advocate for appropriate data modeling techniques to enable agile development and the business use cases, specifically Data Vault 2.0 modeling



  • High School or GED-General Educational Development-GED Diploma
  • Experience as Technical Lead, 5 years


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related field or equivalent experience
  • 10 years of experience in IT working in application development and architecture, with 7 years project implementation experience and hands-on experience developing data products
  • Expert in the solution architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices
  • Hands-on experience building solutions in Snowflake
  • Exposure to a process improvement discipline (e.g. Six Sigma) used within a technology supported business process implementation
  • Process design, information modeling and / or system solution architecture development with project or portfolio focus in at least one of the following: Cloud Architecture, Data Management, Security, Microservices, or Infrastructure technologies
  • Operational support for applications, systems, or infrastructure
  • Experience providing direction to design and engineering staff
  • Experience providing direction to one or more architects and technical leads
  • 5 years of experience developing solution architectures for complex data platforms and products
  • 5 years of hands on experience working with multiple technologies and platforms such as integrations with ERP systems (e.g. SAP), Cloud technologies (e.g. AWS) etc.
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of architecture best practices and enterprise-scale solution development
  • Possess diversified technical background with Enterprise System Solution mindset
  • Able to provide individual or project oversight on rapid prototyping/POC efforts and large-scale enterprise wide roll out planning
  • Experience working with technology and business partners to develop secure and scalable solutions
  • Experience working as an Agile/Technical Lead in an Agile environment
  • Experience with developing solutions for data-driven applications
  • Experience with GIS is a plus
  • Knowledge of SAP and/or ESRI a plus
  • Knowledge of Data Vault 2.0 modeling techniques a plus
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and a strong work ethic 
  • Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to build strong relationships with and influence at the Director level of leadership 
  • Able to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable & effective workplace 
  • Able to further community & elevate team performance
  • Brings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the role and has strong sense of ownership

I'm Interested

briana j

I’m offered interesting projects that expose me to all parts of the company. There’s an incredible depth of knowledge across our team; we have coworkers with varying backgrounds and experiences who are generous with their time in sharing what they know. I’m so proud to work with this hard-working, kind and innovative team.

Briana J. Threat Analyst, IT Cybersecurity

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