US Director, UK Senior Manager, Architect, Domain - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-01
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Defense Contracting

/yr

  full-time   employee


Waltham
Massachusetts
02451
United States

About us

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

National Grid is an international Electric and Gas Company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world.  We are committed to being an innovative leader in energy management and to safeguarding our global environment. 

 

We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals who want to join a dynamic and fast paced organization going through major transformation.  This is a digital transformation opportunity in a multi-cloud landscape. If you are someone who’s looking to bring innovation, contribute ideas and play a part in renewing the Information Services organization we want to hear from you!

 

The Director Domain/ Solution Architecture is responsible for the leading the overall Solution Architecture practice within the US Gas Business Enablement program, including the governance of projects against the program’s Solution Architecture policies. The Senior Solution Architect also provides consultancy within National Grid on the interpretation and application of this Solution Architecture.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable for all Solution Architecture within a major, 300+ team member, agile delivery, transformational program
  • Ensuring alignment of the program solution architecture to the US Gas Business Enablement Program Strategy.
  • Ensuring that program level Architecture Governance processes are in place and effective.
  • Lead technology selection and adoption within the program
  • Alignment with and influence of the Global Enterprise Architecture.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to IT and Business senior leadership.

Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as a Service, preferably Azure
  • Experience designing and developing REST APIs, either for consumption by UI, mobile, or integration
  • Experience with API Management solutions and API versioning best practices
  • Experience consuming legacy SOA interfaces and adapting for API integration patterns
  • Experience with Dev Ops tool chains
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills at project stakeholder level
  • Ability to convey conceptual architecture or detailed architecture depending on audience
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Has the ability to influence and manage senior stakeholders at Director/EVP level.
  • Has experience with agile development/delivery methodologies.
  • Has proven leadership, relationship, communication and presentation skills
  • Agile experience preferred
  • Prior experience with Salesforce, Maximo, and/or Mulesoft is highly desirable
  • Ability to convey conceptual architecture or detailed architecture depending on audience
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Has the ability to influence and manage senior stakeholders at Director/EVP level.
  • Has experience with agile development/delivery methodologies.
  • Has proven leadership, relationship, communication and presentation skills
  • Agile experience preferred
  • Prior experience with Salesforce, Maximo, and/or Mulesoft is highly desirable

Job Dimensions

  • Program-wide span of responsibility, with team members in the US.
  • Up to ten direct reports.
  • Up to twenty additional indirect reports.
  • Additional “dotted line” reports from other architecture functions (Digital Risk & Security, Enterprise Architecture, Solution Delivery).
  • Influence over program implementation plan expenditure of the order of $400M+ and dozens of implementation projects.

Main Interfaces:

  • With US Gas Business Enablement program leadership to communicate and agree architectural direction and decisions.
  • With Strategy Consultants to develop the future architecture vision and roadmap and to influence the investment plan.
  • With the program’s office of the PMO for the operation of the governance process for projects against the solution architecture.
  • With Solution Architects (internal and from IS partners) to provide technical direction through the operation of various program level Solution Design Authorities.

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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