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National Grid Technical Lead Software Engineer in Syracuse, New York

About us

National Grid is hiring a Technical Lead for our Global Solutions Development group in Syracuse, NY. This position could also be based in Hicksville, NY.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The primary role of the Technical Lead will be to lead a team of technical professionals consisting of internal and external partner resources in the development and delivery of project solutions. The Technical leads will oversee a team focused on software development, technical issue resolution, and delivery of the final solution.

The Technical Lead will work hand in hand with Project Managers to plan, roadmap and deliver on environment build-outs. The Technical Lead will be the interface between the development team and the project management. He/she will support the creation and execution of business critical or complex technical solutions that meet user needs and improve business performance by providing technical analysis, problem solving, and troubleshooting as part of a project development team.

Key Accountabilities

Solution Development

  • Provide technical direction for the design, development, and systems integration from definition phase through implementation.

  • Apply significant knowledge of industry trends and developments to improve solution/service delivery for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Review proposals for technology systems.

  • Recognize system deficiencies and implement effective solutions.

  • Ensure timely completion and approvals of project deliverables

Technical Effort Management

  • Create and enable technical plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

  • Keep team members well informed of status and serves as liaison between both vendors and project portfolios.

  • Own technology oversight and is responsible for managing technical risks throughout various projects.

  • Manage technical resources within budget and project schedules.

Vendor Management

  • Assist in managing interaction and expectations regarding technology delivery results.

  • Communicate effectively with vendors and internal stakeholders to identify needs and evaluate alternative technical solutions.

  • Seek opportunities to increase business excellence and deepen vendor relationships.

  • Build a knowledge base of each vendor’s business, systems and abilities.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required


  • Facilitate team and vendor meetings effectively.

  • Hold regular status meetings.

  • Deliver engaging, informative, well organized presentations.

  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.

  • Communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.


  • Challenge others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model.

  • Inspire co-workers to attain goals and pursue excellence.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.

  • Manage the process of innovative change effectively.

  • Remain on the forefront of emerging industry practices.

  • Lead will be the interface between the development team and the project management.


  • Facilitate effective team interaction.

  • Acknowledge and appreciate each team member's contributions.

  • Effectively utilize each team member to his/her fullest potential.

  • Keep track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with team members.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or similar field; or equivalent work experience.

  • 8-10 years of Technology Lead/Project Management experience.

  • Experience building out/standing up environments from an infrastructure perspective for delivery

  • Experience working as a strategic liaison/technology consultant between portfolios and business units

  • Ability to manage vendor relationships and hold vendors accountable for specified results

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • 5+ years’ experience in a SDLC environment

  • Ability to influence and build relationships and demonstrate team leadership in all interactions.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Communicates effectively with stakeholders to identify needs and propose alternative solutions.

  • Technical and functional knowledge of the Customer Billing SystemsCSS (Customer/1) or Meter-to-Cash/Revenue Cycle Management

  • Knowledge and experience with Mainframe, COBOL, DB2, UNIX, Oracle Fusion, C++, Foundation Case Product (FCP).

  • Familiarity with Agile development is a plus, although training is available.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.