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National Grid US Director, UK Senior Manager, Architect, Enterprise - Cloud in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring an Enterprise Cloud Architect for our Enterprise Architecture Department in Waltham, MA.

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

  • Translate strategies into target architectures and roadmaps; articulate and evangelize design/architectural roadmaps across the organization.

  • Define current enterprise architecture, and identify issues or disruptive technologies within it

  • Refine and/or redesign and develop reference architecture to meet the organization's changing business requirements.

  • Define and manage a review process to evaluate project proposals for architectural fit via the Architecture Review Board, ensuring the consistency and compliancy of architecture deliverables across the enterprise.

  • Be involved in the development of policies, standards, and guidelines that direct the selection, development, implementation, and use of cloud technology within the enterprise.

  • Participate in architecture definition for Cloud Initiatives utilizing industry best practices and technologies as a strategic thought leader in Cloud principles, patterns and reference architectures

Key Accountabilities

  • Define Cloud platform reference architectures and patterns Cloud application reference architectures and patterns

  • Technical evaluations of Cloud technologies including cloud application services and tools

  • Specification and publication of standards for Cloud platform usage and operations

  • Work with the enterprise architecture, Cloud solution architecture and infrastructure teams to define the cloud platform strategy for the enterprise

  • Define Cloud architecture strategies and approaches to advance enterprise Cloud initiatives

  • Partner with EA, domain architects and technology stakeholders to define and implement capabilities and patterns for security, data and operations in the Cloud

  • Provide recommendations on system options, risks, cost/benefit analysis, and impact on cross-domain systems business strategy, goals and processes.

  • Partner with extended enterprise architecture, information security, compliance, business, and IT support teams to communicate and collaborate on architecture strategies, standards, and direction.

  • Partner with domain architects and solution architects to design and implement automation capabilities for cloud platform provisioning, configuration, deployment, security operations and audit.

  • Technical evaluations and benchmarking of core infrastructure technologies including Cloud providers, network architectures, and storage platforms

  • Specification and publication of standards around infrastructure configuration (network elements, servers, Cloud environments)

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Build long term relationships with senior leaders and managers within the HR and Group functions business domain

  • Build relationships with IT and 3rdparty suppliers influencing the direction-of IT strategy in support of your business entity outcomes

  • Influence, develop, support and endorse significant architecture direction and decisions across major change programs ranging from £1M - £100M

  • Horizon scan for new technology, vendors and services assess their potential and value

  • Be a technology and change evangelist who continually develops their skills and knowledge

Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience with software engineering and architecture ·

  • 5+ years’ experience working with cloud platforms and technologies (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) ·

  • Experience developing reference architectures, patterns, guidelines and technology standards ·

  • Extensive experience of providing architectural direction to project development teams or equivalent combination of education and work experience ·

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities ·

  • Track record of designing architectural reference material ·

  • Extensive experience of providing architectural direction to technical teams ·

  • Bachelor's Degree Required in Computer Science or equivalent technical experience.

  • Certifications in server (RHCE, MCSE), cloud (AWS CSA) and or networking (CCIE) · Programming experience in Java, Python, JavaScript a plus.

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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.

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