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Primary Purpose

The Enterprise Architect works with business stakeholders, technology leadership, and other architects to drive holistic technology implementation across Value Streams (i.e., a sets products, solutions, and services that deliver value to the customer) and Enablers (i.e., the activities needed to provide future business functionality, including infrastructure, security, and compliance activities). Relies on continuous feedback, fosters adaptive design and engineering practices, and drives collaboration between programs and teams around a common vision across each architectural domain (functional, application, data, infrastructure).

Develops end-to-end architecture approach, including strategy and vision, guiding principles, and standards, incorporating technology trends and business imperatives into the future state design. Maintains reference models and ensures that common architecture decisions are implemented consistently in order to support the business and IT strategy. Guides solution and domain architects across the organization on industry-leading practices, ensuring IT solutions align with enterprise architecture standards.


Duties and Responsibilities

–  Analyzes industry and market technology trends to inform and drive the organization’s strategy and goals. Leads, supports, and informs overall architecture approach, guiding principles, and standards on cross-organization initiatives. Offers insight and research on innovative solutions and technology strategy. Defines conceptual and logical architecture specifications in line with the enterprise standards for a particular portfolio of work. Understands and communicates Strategic Themes (e.g., differentiating business objectives that connect a portfolio to the strategy of the enterprise) and other key business drivers for architecture to solution and domain architects and other non-technical stakeholders.
–  Drives architectural initiatives and develops architectural frameworks to enable the development, operations, maintenance, and enhancement of technology. Works across Value Streams and Enablers (i.e., an organizational construct for an end-to-end process that delivers value to the organization and its customers, in which reside groups and teams which deliver products and capabilities) to harmonize architecture and ensure the appropriate flow of information and data. Ensures architecture decisions are consistent across the enterprise and leverage opportunities for common approaches. Leads related architects to ensure alignment across Value Streams. Maintains high-level, holistic vision of enterprise solutions and development initiatives and related reference models.
–  Engages with business stakeholders to innovate and improve business capabilities and to design enterprise technology solutions on a strong, resilient, digitally decoupled and scalable architectural foundation. Manages relationships with leadership, solution and domain architects, and engineers to ensure enterprise architecture principles are understood for broad adoption.
–  Operates with an agile mindset, modeling agility in leadership to encourage iterative delivery with a focus on business value. Provides an expert-level technical perspective during roadmap and quarterly planning to drive the alignment of epics (i.e., a significant solution development initiative within a portfolio) to the overall strategic direction of the technology organization.
–  Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Required Qualifications

–  Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, related field or equivalent training and/or experience.
–  10 years – Progressive experience in software engineering, technology design, and/or IT Architecture across multiple products, systems, and/or platforms. Must include experience in at least 2 IT disciplines, such as solution design, enterprise applications, –  Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), middle-tier services, database management, storage, distributed computing, virtualization and/or application technology.
–  The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Certification or completion of TOGAF Certification within one year of hire date if not already obtained.
–  Technical Leadership – Demonstrates strong technical expertise across multiple technology domains, including deep technical specialty in one or more of the following areas: Applications, Application Platforms, Software Engineering, Enterprise Information Management, Collaboration, Integration and Interoperability, Systems Management, Endpoint Devices, Network, Security, Cloud.
–  Technology Trends – Demonstrates a strong understanding of emerging trends in the technology landscape, including new technologies, processes, and ways of working. Able to determine the impact of technological advancement on the company’s systems, applications, infrastructure, and practices.
–  Architecture Tools and Methodologies: Ability to use architecture modeling tools and methodologies, i.e., ArchiMate, UML Modeling, etc.
–  Enterprise Architecture Strategy – Strong ability to translate business strategy into objectives for technology; capability to create a holistic enterprise architecture (application, data, and technical) that enables capabilities aligned to business goals.
–  Enterprise Architecture – Strong understanding of the end-to-end value chain of the organization, and ability to document and define the current IT landscape and processes, as well as the future state technology needs of the organization as determined by business strategy.
–  Communication for Technical Leadership – Ability to communicate technical ideas and strategies effectively to non-technical audiences, including executive leadership, via multiple mediums (e.g., written communications, verbal communications, presentations, etc.).
–  Stakeholder Management – Ability to create and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders in order to drive outcomes and create alignment around a vision or course of action.
–  Business Functional Knowledge – Knowledge and understanding of the business context, market and operational functions of the operating company, and the wider utilities industry.
–  Cross-functional Collaboration – Ability to participate in co-operative working relationships including knowledge sharing and partnership in achieving solutions within and across business or operational functions.
–  Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.
–  We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays.


Preferred Qualifications

–  5 years – Experience executing high-profile projects and providing thought leadership to an organization.
–  3 years – Experience delivering in DevOps environments, including experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and agile practices.
–  Distributed Computing and Virtualization – Familiarity with distributed computing models, and the ability to design, build, support or maintain a distributed computing infrastructure.
–  Design Thinking – Ability to create and design artifacts to examine complex problems and use prototypes to explore potential solutions. Knowledge of design-led ways of working that integrate users’ needs with business needs and technical possibilities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


Work Schedule
HYBRID: Work a combination of onsite and remote days each week, typically 2-3 days per week.


Posting End Date
Jun 10, 2023


Salary Range
$134,300.00 – $201,500.00


Total Rewards Philosophy
Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education.

SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.