National Grid Salesforce Data Architect - Gas Business Enablement in Waltham, Massachusetts



/_About the Position:_//



The Salesforce Data Architect is a lead role on the Gas Enablement Program responsible for designing sound, scalable, and performant solutions on the Salesforce platform that meet the requirements in a large data volume enterprise. Solutions and design trade-offs are communicated to business and technical stakeholders for effective decision making.

This candidate will influence an integral part of a major initiative to enable the US Gas Business by improving how our employees serve our customers today and by creating the platform for tomorrow’s growth. This is an integral role for this enablement program to deliver changes across people, process, systems and technology.


_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_

  • Model and design Salesforce solutions including application structure and storage in collaboration with Solution and Technical Architects.

  • Work with product owners, architects and application designers to define the data requirements, structure for the application, source-to-target mappings and the integration solution design.

  • Ensure database designs fulfill the requirements, including data volume, performance and long-term data growth.

  • Assist in determining the cross-application data standards, data distribution standards and promote data-driven design.

  • Evaluate database deliverables throughout development to ensure quality and traceability to requirements and adherence to all quality management plans and standards.

  • Work with other architects to ensure that all components work together to meet objectives and performance goals as defined in the requirements. Identify and communicate any cross-area or cross-release issues that may affect other areas of the project.

  • Participate in go-live preparation activities such as QA, dress rehearsals, issue remediation, cutover and go-live aftercare.

  • Participate in data management maturity assessments to identify gaps and pain points for capabilities including data quality, governance, analytics, metadata management, master data management.

  • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement in processes, procedures and systems with regards to data.




_Knowledge & Experience Required:_

  • 3 years’ experience in design, build and release of Salesforce solutions

  • 3 years’ experience in application and/or database development

  • Understanding of Salesforce platform-specific design patterns and key limits

  • Experience with managing large data volumes in Salesforce

  • Experience in a dynamic work environment

  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment, and be capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with other staff, departments, and customers

  • Strong communicator

  • Experience with cloud database architecture is a plus

  • Experience with Agile/Lean software development process and practices is a plus

  • Salesforce certified Data Architecture and Management Designer preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to partner with cross-functional teams, subject matter experts, and architects

  • Demonstrated ability to drive sustainable process changes that realize significant business value

  • BS and educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

The selected candidate will move laterally at their current band and market reference point and will not be eligible for a promotion at the time of accepting this position. This applies to candidates moving within the same career path (e.g., analyst, supervisor, engineer), or to a different career path (e.g., analyst to engineer, supervisor to analyst). The selected candidate will have an opportunity to be promoted within the career path during the annual salary planning process.


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

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Organization: *Information Services

Title: Salesforce Data Architect - Gas Business Enablement

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20181403