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National Grid US Director, UK Senior Manager, Digital Delivery in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Director to be the Head of Engineering for our Digital 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

You will work alongside the National Grd Enterprise Architecture and Domain Architecture group, existing platform solution architects as well as the Digital Development team ensuring that proposed and developed products are compliant with national grid strategy. Together with your team, you will develop IT concepts and architecture solutions as well as support technical implementations actively and on site, applying your sound technical know-how, your understanding of business contexts, and your analytical and conceptual skills. You are going to be working on brand-new products with a strong team behind you. You are passionate about digital products and have a strong ability to solve technical and architectural IT-problems.

Ideally you will have experience of working alongside development teams in an agile environment and capturing designs for communication to the wider IT organization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with Enterprise architecture to ensure that digital projects align with existing EA/Business strategy

  • Work with security team to define security architecture and appropriate controls

  • Creation of High-level architectural designs and artefacts

  • Works with development teams to remove/reduce architectural ambiguities

  • During project works with development team to provide high level designs for components

  • Collaborate with business and technical staff on the development of digital products

  • Work with service management to ensure that the delivered service can be managed/maintained effectively

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Strong oral and written communications skills.

  • Ability to think and act creatively and continuously strive to find new and better ways to reach team goals

Business Skills

  • Commerciality

  • Project Management

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Customer

  • Performance Excellence

  • Data Management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred

  • 10+ years of related experience

  • Technical expertise (overarching understanding of architecture, object-oriented programming languages, database design and systems, component technologies, XML standards, and current technology trends) of digital solutions on mobile devices as well as legacy environments

  • Experience of enterprise database technologies (SQL/No-SQL/Oracle) and ideally some exposure to big-data environments

  • Experience of Enterprise technologies would be advantageous (asset management/finance/customer/mapping etc).

  • Experience of creating architectural artefacts and capability models

  • Comfortable managing multiple teams and delivering to deadlines

  • Strong problem-solving skills, initiative, and the ability to thrive under pressure

More Information

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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