Senior Cloud Platform Engineer (Fairfield, CA, US, 94533)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
 Fairfield, CA

Requisition ID # 134964

Job Category: Engineering / Science

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Information Technology

Job Location: Fairfield; Alameda; Antioch; Belmont; Benicia; Berkeley; Brentwood; Brisbane; Campbell; Concord; Daly City; Danville; Folsom; Fremont; Fresno; Gilroy; Hayward; Livermore; Manteca; Menlo Park; Merced; Millbrae; Modesto; Monterey; Montgomery Creek; Morgan Hill; Mountain View; Napa; Newark; Novato; Oakdale; Oakland; Oakley; Orinda; Palo Alto; Pittsburg; Placerville; Pleasant Hill; Rancho Cordova; Richmond; Rocklin; Roseville; Sacramento; Salinas; San Bruno; San Carlos; San Francisco; San Jose; San Luis Obispo; San Mateo; San Rafael; San Ramon; Santa Cruz; Santa Rosa; Sonoma; South San Francisco; Stockton; Tracy; Turlock; Vacaville; Vallejo; Walnut Creek; West Sacramento; Yuba City

Department Overview

Information Technology (IT) is a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate effectively to deliver high quality technology solutions.

Position Summary

We are seeking a private cloud platform engineer to work in a fast-paced and dynamic cloud engineering team. The successful candidate will facilitate PG&E's business vision by improving infrastructure and platforms that all PG&E employees use to design, collaborate and build great customer experiences; accelerate the transformation of cloud services to public and private cloud-based platforms and services; provide cloud platform assistance for those involved in the design, development, testing, implementation, maintenance, support, and operations of PG&E's systems infrastructure. A critical part of how we operate is to apply design thinking, innovate, and work collaboratively using agile development practices. Through these principles, we work as product teams to help deliver valuable cloud products to our business partners.

*** Position is mostly remote – would only need to come in once or twice per month (and any special meetings/events) ***


  • Designs, builds and implements moderately complex cloud offerings specifically within the private cloud platform
  • Understands Dell Technologies and VMWare Cloud Solutions to help accelerate digital transformation
  • Manages moderately complex continuous build, test integration and deployment of platforms and pipelines
  • Deploys low to moderate complexity infrastructure (inter-linking systems)
  • Configures, manages and troubleshoots low to moderate complexity systems of scale (Cloud, virtualization, distributed networks, colocation, etc.)
  • Maintains and updates critical tools and infrastructure with strong focus on Cloud-based services and technology
  • Develops basic tools, scripts and frameworks that drive efficiency in automation, monitoring and management of large scale environments
  • Responds to and troubleshoots moderately complex operations issues
  • Leads project teams and medium to larger scale efforts
  • Maintains current on industry trends and contributes to the execution of the private cloud roadmap and strategy



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 3+ Years in Cloud platform technologies
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum
  • Experience with VMware vSphere product suite
  • Experience with Hyper Converged Infrastructure (VxRail is strongly desired)
  • Experience with containers
  • VMWare Cloud Foundation certification, AWS Associate, or equivalent cloud platform certification


  • Strong IT infrastructure technical skills including VMWare SDDC Technologies (vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vRealize, VMWare Cloud Foundation Solutions, etc)
  • VMWare technology certifications
  • Experience with tooling to support monitoring, telemetry, logging, and reporting/ dashboarding and continuous delivery
  • technologies
  • Experience with VMware NSX-V and NSX-T
  • Experience with VMWare Cloud Foundation, VTSP, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), vSAN
  • Experience with SAN Storage and data protection solutions (RP4VM, Avamar, PowerProtect)
  • Experience with RedHat Linux
  • Experience with configuration management and automation tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and Terraform
  • Knowledge of Systems administration in OS platforms (Linux/Unix, Windows); understanding of networking fundamentals such as DNS, HTTP, TCP/IP

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Competencies

  • Knowledge of Cloud computing technologies
  • Knowledge of Agile software development principles, values, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level
  • Competency in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Competency in actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Continuous learning and self-development mindset