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National Grid Graduate Development Program, Information Technology - NG Digital Software Engineering in Waltham, Massachusetts

About the Graduate Development Program

National Grid’s Graduate Development Program (GDP) is an in-depth training and development program for high achieving recent college graduates who aspire to take on future leadership roles in a dynamic, ever-changing industry. Graduates start their careers at National Grid with an in-depth 8-week Orientation which gives you exposure to all part of the company, allows you to network with your Graduate cohort, GDP alumni, and senior leaders, and provides you with the opportunity to travel throughout our service territory in the northeast US.

Following Orientation, Graduates begin working in their hired position. Additionally, all Graduates will develop leadership skills through quarterly development session and a Capstone Project at the completion of your first year with National Grid. You will meet amazing individuals, both within our organization and local communities and will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and insight to help you start and progress in your career.

Information Technology Graduate Rotations

Our IT professionals are shaping the future of how National Grid leverages technology. We are technology thought leaders focused on the end user, delivering reliable and secure services and solutions. This position will take part in our IT Graduate Development Rotational Program, an 18-month experience to help you develop technical and leadership skills. You will complete three 6-month rotations in varying IT departments to build core competencies that will enable you to become an IT professional. Your first rotation will be in the role outlined below and you will return to this role following two other 6-month rotations where your knowledge of IT at National Grid will be expanded.

About the Position

NG Digital is looking for software engineers who are passionate about working in a fast-paced agile environment to design, develop and deploy solutions to address critical problems. This position is for full-time, on-site employment. You will be working in an exciting start-up environment with the benefits and support of one of the largest energy companies in the country.

A successful candidate will be able to build high-quality, innovative and fully performing software in compliance with coding standards and technical design. The candidate will have an established background in developing for consumer-facing products, excellent analytical and communication skills, and a passion for technology.

Furthermore, the candidate will support the scaling of innovative prototypes, cloud server integrations, and customer relationships of the highest quality.

Key Accountabilities

  • Execute full lifecycle software development

  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code

  • Produce to specifications and determine operational feasibility

  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system

  • Develop software verification plans and quality assurance procedures

  • Document and maintain software functionality

  • Tailor and deploy software tools, processes and metrics

  • Serve as a subject matter expert

  • Comply with project plans and industry standards

  • Work closely with developers, project managers and business users to create meaningful solutions that improve the lives of our employees and customers

  • Consult with end users to refine, redesign, and perfect large-scale solutions

  • Influence architecture, tooling, process, and culture at a small but growing engineering team


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Engineering, or related program

  • Ability to develop software in C, C++, C#, HTML JavaScript and other selected languages

  • Excellent knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate), Azure, and AWS

  • Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework (Vue, React, Wicket, GWT, Spring MVC, Meteor)

  • Familiarity with agile software development methodology and deployment/update processes

  • Graduated between May 2019 and May 2020

  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; official college transcript required for confirmation

  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to begin the National Grid Graduate Program June 1, 2020 or June 22, 2020

  • Valid driver’s license with safe driving history

  • Proven leadership experience

  • Applicants for the Graduate Development Program must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States