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National Grid Lead Azure Cloud Architect in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Principal Solution Architect - Azure Cloud within our IT Solutions Development Azure Platform team in Waltham, MA. This role can also be based in Brooklyn, 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 ideal candidate will be responsible for owning and delivering complex cloud-based solutions using Azure native application, security, EAI, database, tools, and monitoring services.

  • The candidate will own reviewing design elements and signing off on the overall technical design.

  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the system accurately meets the defined expectations of the business, ensuring that proper testing is implemented, and performance and security requirements are closely monitored by working with the project teams.

  • The candidate must also have experience providing level of effort estimates for technical portion of solutions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Create reusable cloud utilities and platform services frameworks for cloud application migrations.

  • Facilitate/ build-out DevOps CI/CD model for applications.

  • Provide consultation with multiple application teams throughout their journey to the cloud, providing cloud expertise and solutions to architect and enable the business transformation in the cloud

  • Assess, design, and develop solutions for cloud, multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructure environments. You will also interact and support diverse IT workloads, including Business Intelligence, Big Data, transactional systems, web applications and many others.

  • Partners with the Enterprise Architecture team on the creation of the conceptual architecture that addresses the high-level business requirements. Develops Solution Architecture for applicable programs/projects that address key business needs.

  • Partner with domain leaders and IT business partners to drive cloud adoption in our application portfolios leading with Internal/External PaaS/IaaS technologies based on business requirements and ROI.

  • Expert level understanding of environment management, release management, code versioning best practices, and deployment methodologies

  • Strong technical skills with vendor product evaluations, software and technology analysis

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work both independently and within cross functional project teams

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills at project stakeholder level.

  • Good written and verbal communications skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field. Master's degree preferred

  • 12+ years software development experience with 4+ years of experience in Azure Cloud environment

  • Experience migrating on-premise applications to Azure cloud

  • Technology design experience which includes: performance, security, availability, as well as operations, monitoring and support

  • Experience architecting core enabling capabilities utilizing one or more of the following:

  • DevOps, Git, Python, PowerShell, Jason, Azure ARM templates

  • Azure, SaaS, IaaS & PaaS Services

  • Azure SQL, Azure Automation, Azure Resource Manager expertise

  • Azure Files, Blob Storage, Tables and Queues Experience

  • Azure migration tools - DoubleTake Move, Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter, Virtual Machine Manager, Azure Site Recovery Manager, Platespin and AppZero


  • Experience in Data Lake implementation and Snowflake

  • Microsoft Azure Solution Architect Expert certification AZ-300 & AZ-301 / AZ-303 & AZ-304

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.