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Lead Architect, Solution

Location: Reading
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hiring a Lead Solution Architect for our IT group in Waltham, MA.-- This role could also be based out of 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.--In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. --Full vaccination-- is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.Job PurposeThe Lead Solution Architect is accountable to design business solutions in response to specific that are fit for purpose, compliant and adhere to all National Grid operational, architectural and design standards and principles. Ensure the integrity of solution designs from concept through implementation, balancing the architectural concerns of projects with concerns of the enterprise. Ensure consideration of all design alternatives and provide technical guidance to wider project team and business stakeholders. Key AccountabilitiesIdentify, Own and Support the Delivery of global solutions for assigned projectsProvide all design related services, at the blueprinting level, for 1 or more projects under the direction of a Principal Solution Architect, Project Manager and/or the head of Solution ArchitectureEnsure the integrity of solution designs through detail design, build and implementationGovernance of the solution architecture through implementationGuide business stakeholders to solutions that will maximize National Grid investment in technologyProvide thought leadership on innovative technical solutions to business stakeholdersIdentify options that maximize reuse and minimize overheads to operating budgets Ensure that solutions conform to the National Grid Enterprise ArchitectureEnsure solutions are compliant to National Grid-'s policiesFurthering and promote the Strategic vision of Enterprise ArchitectureSupervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Stakeholder management and influencing skills covering colleagues, partners / vendors and project sponsors.
  • Takes an active role in the development of other staff through mentoring of more junior resources.QualificationsBachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience7+ years of Solution Architecture development and support experience at an enterprise levelTechnical knowledge of application development and support of Enterprise Asset Management implementations, in a mid to large-scale enterpriseExperience:Deploying tools and functionality via web servicesApplying standard architectures and patterns within solution designsWith business analysis techniques, tools and requirements gatheringWith basic networking concepts and design practices including; HTTP/S, TCP/IP, load balancers, firewalls, proxiesWith integration techniques, technologiesWith database design and database management systemsWith various--deployment and hosting environments and platforms (On Premise, Cloud, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS, MS Azure and AWS)With Software Development Lifecycle Management, Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps tools, technologies and techniquesWith Digital Risk and SecurityKnowledge and experience with Agile, SAFe, and Waterfall software development methodologiesMore InformationThis 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.----

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Somerville , Lead Architect, Solution, Other , Reading, Massachusetts

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