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Expert Product Owner

LocationSan Ramon, California;

Requisition ID # 86481 

Job Category : Information Technology 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Information Technology

Department Overview

IT Product and Enterprise Platforms is a unified organization comprised of various departments that collaborate effectively to deliver high quality technology solutions.

The IT Vegetation Management team is responsible for collaboratively working with the Vegetation Management LoB in the Wildfire Risk organization to implement solutions that make our communities, customers, and employees safer.

Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced Product Owner in the IT Vegetation Management organization that will provide a clear vision for our Vegetation Management technology product. This product aims to improve field operations, workforce management and cycle times for Routine and Enhanced Vegetation Management programs.  The Expert IT Product Owner will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships, acting as the liaison with other teams within PG&E IT, other business organizations and will have the ability to influence to overcome hierarchal challenges. From the vision, the Product Owner forms well defined user stories, prioritizes user stories in the backlog and provides a clear timeline for the product. This role is also responsible for overall product success, with a focus on technical quality and delighting users.


  • Develops new complex products that supports Vegetation Management
  • Recognizes and prioritizes the most important work for the product by seeking to understand customer needs, receiving product feedback, and keeping an eye on technical and organizational strategy
  • Understands current and future regulatory requirements
  • Develops feature requirements and acceptance criteria working with LoB, while acting as a gatekeeper for new functionality
  • Define and launch minimum viable products, adding key features/requirements incrementally
  • Develops implementation plans, metrics and establishes operations functions to introduce new technology
  • Provides leadership to product teams to improve execution and team dynamics in working to provide value
  • Defining team skill makeup and forming product team
  • Partners with other products organizations to deliver feedback on existing products and introduce potential products for future programs
  • Identifies the appropriate customer audience, their preferred communication channels, and potential customer response benchmarks
  • Acts as the primary liaison for the HAWC to IT for technology needs
  • Acts as primary liaison between various departments, stakeholders, business community, and lines of businesses
  • Evaluates new products and technology available in the market and their application to support business partners



  • High School or GED-General Educational Development-GED Diploma
  • 5+ years of IT experience
  • Experience as Product Owner of an agile development team


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of working in Agile environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High-energy, passionate, and positive outlook with strong sense of ownership
  • Experience working in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment
  • Experience in Waterfall, Agile, and Scrum Methodology
  • Experience in the following technology domains: geospatial information systems (GIS), ArcGIS Online (AGOL), Salesforce Field Service (FSL), Amazon Web Services (AWS), AZURE, One Cloud, Palantir Foundry, Microsoft Power BI, data analysis with Microsoft Excel, Mobile Solutions, MuleSoft
  • Experience in the following functional areas: wildland fire response, Incident Command System (ICS), electric control center operations, Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
  • Working knowledge of PG&E’s Enterprise IT infrastructure, Cyber Security, and other technology domain
  • Experience with Business Process and Requirements development and authoring stories for technical resource consumption
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including demonstrated comfort with conflict resolution and direct, respectful communication to resolve disagreement
  • Ability to build and maintain strong and effective working relationships across departments
  • Desires to get things done, is execution oriented, and seeks better ways to do the job

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