Principal Architect, Application - Military Veterans Wanted

National Grid (https:\\
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

New York
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

The Principle Application Architect – SalesForce.Com (SFDC) -  is accountable for the design of business solutions in response to specific business needs that are fit for purpose, compliant, and adhere to all National Grid operational, architectural and design standards and principles. Ensuring the integrity of solution designs from concept through implementation, balancing the architectural concerns of projects with concerns of the enterprise. Provide technical guidance to wider project team and business stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities

  • The Applications Architect should have in depth knowledge of Sales, PRM, and Service Cloud implementations and functionality
  • In this capacity, the AA will be an expert in SFDC development, API, APEX, Visualforce and other tools that extend the product
  • AA must be able to lead a technical requirements gathering session, oversee and approve creation and maintenance of application and system documentation used in design, testing or programming efforts and manage integration
  • Responsible for full systems development lifecycle from requirements gathering through implementation of various functional architecture solutions for SFDC
  • Review code from SFDC development team to ensure best practices, business requirements, and architectural objectives are met
  • Participate in Innovation activities
  • Document standards, solutions, data flows, procedures, and other technical information as directed
  • Evaluate and apply emerging SFDC capabilities in order to meet current or emerging business needs
  • Provides master-level technical support to technical staff within the appropriate discipline
  • Knowledge of business analysis techniques, tools and requirements gathering
  • Mentoring/coaching of team members in business analysis, development & best practices
  • Experience with SFDC system design, configuration, customization, integration, testing and support
  • Knowledge of integration points with other applications and the order in which these must be executed
  • Experience with large SFDC project implementations


  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • 7-10 years of Experience developing in SFDC platforms
  • Experience applying SFDC functions and patterns within solution designs
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills at project stakeholder level
  • Ability to multi-task
  • certification(s) required
  • Current experience with Waterfall  and Agile methodologies (SAFe experience is highly desirable)

More Information

This 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.