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Job - Agile Technical Lead, Principal in California

California, United States
Job type
Designer Jobs
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Posted on
3 Oct 2016
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About the Role:


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

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 Enterprise Mobility Center of Excellence (SMARTworks) is a new enterprise team that is responsible for working collaboratively 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:
• Deploying best-in-class / rapid delivery capability for mobile solutions
• Simplifying, improving, and standardizing business work management processes for mobile needs
SMARTworks consists of a staff of highly skilled professionals working together to produce 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 our users. Our goal is to deliver products with intuitive user experience that will improve PG&E employees' and customer's safety, productivity and overall well-being.

Position Summary

We are looking for a full stack (iOS, js) tech lead to be part of our development 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 using code reviews, pair programming, etc. you will strive to improve the quality of code.

• 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
• 5+ years of experience working as an Agile/Technical Lead in an Agile environment
• 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


• Experience with GIS is a plus
• 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
• 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


• 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 with Product 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 SMARTworks
• Follow an agile development methodology
• Reduce single points of failure in team

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