Agile Technical Lead, Expert

San Francisco, California
10 Sep 2016
02 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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 wedeliver 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 knowthat 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 theirquality 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 employerthat 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, protectedveteran 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

Information Systems Technology Services is a unifiedorganization 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 workingcollaboratively 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:
• Deployingbest-in-class / rapid delivery capability for mobile solutions
• Simplifying, improving, and standardizing business work management processes for mobile needs

Digital Catalyst consists of a staff of highly skilled professionals working together toproduce 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 ourusers. 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 looking for a full stack (iOS, js) tech lead to be part of ourdevelopment team. Your primary focus would be to provide technical leadership and mentorship to iOS development team and your secondary focus will be to provide technical feasibility assessment for products as you collaborate with the Product Owner and Design team.You will be required to solve problems and assist in debugging issues with other developers. The role will entail working with product owner, design team and other developers to build and launch iOS applications. You will maintain a high bar of quality and usingcode reviews, pair programming, etc. you will strive to improve the quality of code.

What you will get:
• The opportunity to contribute, in the earliest stages, a best in class digital organization that ships real products to real users every week
• Extreme leadership 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


Minimum Qualifications
• BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Eng. or a related subject
• Full stack experience
• 8+ years of software development experience
• 3+ years of hands-on iOS development experience, knowledge of Swift
•Experience publishing three or more iOS apps
• Clear understanding of Apple's design principles and interface guidelines

Desired Qualifications
• Mastery of at least one backend stack (JavaScript preferred)
• Experience with GIS is aplus
• Experience with NGINX is a plus
• Knowledge of SAP and/or ESRI a plus
• Experience with Agile Methodologies and Pair Programming
• Experience working in star-up environment or organizations with an agile culture
• Excellentcommunication 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 andrapport 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


• Lead and mentor the development (e.g., iOS, Node.js, SAP) team in a hands-on way, both by coding yourself and coaching and mentoring other team members
• Provide technical feasibility assessment while collaborating withProduct Owner and Design team to guide features and provide technical know-how
• Provide subject matter expertise on iOS development
• Evolve technical vision to incorporate new technologies
• Makes tradeoffs among tech options to balance risk(execution, support, vendor, TCO
• Debug and optimize complex iOS applications on real devices
• Bring experience of web services (Node.js/MongoDB) to development team
• 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 Digital Catalyst
• Follow an agile development methodology
• Reduce single points of failure in team